home
















 
 
Issue Date: 2011 MAY, Posted On: 5/24/2011


05232011 CRI to Sell Building on College Drive in Dalton GA

CARPET & RUG INSTITUTE TO SELL 
DALTON HEADQUARTERS BUILDING

DALTON, GA – The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) Board of Directors have agreed to sell its 15,506 sq.ft., 40 year-old building on College Driive to Dalton State College.  The CRI will move to 100 S. Hamilton St in downtown Dalton., according to CRI president Werner Braun. 

The 10,650 sq. ft. building CRI will occupy previously served as the central office for Dalton Public Schools and is now owned by the city of Dalton. The move is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2012.

“My personal interest in this is to help in the spirit of continuing to revitalize the downtown area,” said Braun. “CRI has a lot of meetings every week that will bring people downtown. We have quite a few luncheon meetings and would certainly give an opportunity to the food services people downtown to cater our lunches.”

Braun said the CRI board was happy about giving the college more space since it is “landlocked,” with mountains to the west, I-75 to the east and limited space to the north and south. Moving will allow CRI to “reduce its environmental footprint,” which is what the industry has also focused on, Braun said.

“We have a lot of space here, a lot more than we need for the number of people that we have,” added Braun. “Being able to move into a building that is more right-sized for the number of folks we have, we’ll reduce our environmental footprint and in addition to that, it will reduce our energy costs.”

The CRI employs 16 people, including a Washington, DC-based employee.

05.24.11

 


Use the comment box below to share your thoughts with rugnews.com readers.

Feel free to comment on the state of the industry, share tips on improving business or just to let off steam.

Please do not use this privilege to make libelous remarks or to sell your products.

If you want to sell your products, our advertising rates are posted on the site under the Advertise tab.

Please use your name and email address.

















Copyright © 2019 Rug News All rights reserved.  | Console Login