Timeline

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.



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