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Carpet Industry Helps Bring Vaccinations to the Dalton Community

Carpet Industry Helps Bring Vaccinations to the Dalton Community

Dalton, GA – April 9, 2021 – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and its member companies are working together with organizations across the greater Dalton community to support vital vaccination efforts.

CRI is working with industry members, local health organizations, state and local governments, and numerous volunteers as well the Latin American Association to procure vaccines for both carpet industry workers and the greater Dalton community.

“This public-private partnership shows the strength of our community as organizations across our region collaborate to meet the vaccination challenge head on,” said CRI President Joe Yarbrough.

The combined effort of flooring industry competitors and community organizations has resulted in more than 5,000 vaccinations administered at the manufacturers’ facilities in the Dalton area in the past two weeks.

“CRI members worked together for the good of the community in this vaccine initiative,” Yarbrough said. “CRI is honored to work for the health and safety of our community members.”

Both manufacturers and community organizations have taken steps to provide vaccines in a safe, professional, and practical way.

“As we near the end of the pandemic, our community leaders, organizations, and businesses remain diligent in protecting the community and keeping the public and the workforce safe,” Yarbrough commented.

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About The Carpet and Rug Institute

CRI is the leading industry source for science-based information and insight on how carpet and rugs create a better environment for living, working, learning, and healing. CRI’s mission is to serve the carpet industry and public by providing facts that help people make informed choices. Its best practices promote a balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility for the long term. CRI does this for its industry, yet it strives to be a model corporate citizen for all industries.