The Dixie Group Inc was organized in 1920 in Tennesee. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of carpet and rugs to high-end residential and commercial customers. A small portion of its manufacturing capacity is used to provide carpet and yarn related services to other manufacturers. The Company's Fabrica, Masland, and Dixie Home brands have presence in the high-end residential soft floorcovering markets. Its Masland Contract brand and Avant, a brand launched in 2013, participate in the upper end specified commercial marketplace. The brand Fabrica, markets and manufactures luxurious residential carpet and custom rugs. Its customers are interior decorators and designers, selected retailers and furniture stores, luxury home builders and manufacturers of luxury motor coaches and yachts. The line of products consists of made-to-order, hand-crafted, extremely high quality carpets and area rugs in natural fibers, primarily wool, with a patterns and textures manufactured by machine, hand weaving and hand-hooked techniques. Masland Residential, founded in 1866, markets and manufactures design-driven specialty carpets and rugs for the high-end residential marketplace. Its products are marketed through the interior design community, as well as to consumers through specialty floorcovering retailers. Dixie Home provides stylishly designed, differentiated products that offer affordable fashion to residential consumers. Masland Contract markets and manufactures broadloom and modular carpet tile for the specified commercial marketplace. Avant Contract, a new commercial business launched in 2013, is designed to focus on the corporate office market through multi-line sales agents. These agents carry products for the corporate interiors market and will exclusively offer Avant as their soft floorcovering offering. Its modular carpet tile and broadloom product offerings are designed for the interior designer in the upper-end of the contract market who appreciates sophisticated texture, color and patterns with excellent service. The Company competes with other carpet and rug manufacturers and other types of floorcoverings.
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