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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.