Dixie's entry into the carpet industry actually began in 1951 when it acquired Dalton Candlewick Inc., in Dalton, Georgia. Candlewick was a specialty yarn maker for the carpet industry. In the early nineties the company began its strategy to become a major player in the carpet industry.
Dixie Mercerizing Established
Acquired Candlewick Yarns
Purchased Carriage Industries which included Bretlin Needlebond
Completed the purchase of Masland Carpets
Patrick Carpet Mills is integrated into Masland residential
Acquired Danube Carpet Mills integrating it into Carriage Carpets
General Felt Industries was purchased and merged into Bretlin
Ideal Fibers begins the company's investment into yarn extrusion
Sold remaining traditional textile operations, to begin first year operating solely as a floorcovering company.
Globaltex becomes part of Bretlin
Acquired Fabrica International
Sold North Georgia carpet operations and yarn extrusion to focus on our core competence in the upper-end of the carpet market and our brands.
Dixie Home brand was established.
Aquired Colormaster and Crown Rugs and merged into Masland Residential.
Aquired Robertex and merged Carousel into Fabrica.
Created Avant products for Masland Contract.