Shaw Industries Sponsors Bright Spark 2022 Invention Challenge

Competition’s focus on innovation and sustainability aligns with global flooring manufacturer’s commitment to sustain[HUMAN]ability®

Bright Spark is pleased to announce that Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) is a contributing sponsor for Bridge Innovate’s Bright Spark 2022 Invention Challenge.

The Bright Spark Invention Challenge is a free virtual entrepreneurial innovation competition for 4th-12th grade students hosted by Bridge Innovate, a management consultancy dedicated to fostering innovative leadership.

Students use the design thinking process to identify a real-world problem, empathize, ideate, and prototype a physical invention. This year, students are asked: “How might we make the world a better and more sustainable place for everyone, including people in the future?” Students are encouraged to explore sustainability, identify a “real need,” and design an inventive solution.

This sponsorship is representative of Shaw’s effort to create a better future and a better world. By valuing and investing in the health, wellbeing, and success of all people AND the planet, Shaw strives to create a future that is sustainable for generations to come. Through the support of competitions like the 2022 Invention Challenge, Shaw aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of inventors. It’s all part of the company’s sustain[HUMAN]ability strategy, which puts people at the center of its sustainability efforts.

“We encourage students from around the world to participate in the Bright Spark Invention Challenge,” notes Kellie Ballew, vice president of global sustainability and innovation at Shaw. “It’s by cross-pollinating ideas from diverse perspectives and considering new possibilities from fresh thinkers that we’ll all be able to develop innovative new solutions that are designed for people and the planet.”

To learn more about Shaw’s sustainability efforts, visit https://shawinc.com/Corporate-Responsibility.

ABOUT SHAW

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. The company meets its diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Floorigami, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens and more.

Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $6 billion in annual revenue and more than 20,000 associates worldwide. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw has salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Visit www.shawinc.com for more information.