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3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, NE 68131

United States

Phone: 402-346-1400

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17,500 chain restaurants nationwide. Shaw Industries: Berkshire owns Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), a carpet manufacturer. Shaw designs and manufactures approximately 3,000 styles of tufted and woven carpet and laminate flooring for residential and commercial use under approximately 30 brand and trade names and under certain private labels. Shaw’s manufacturing operations are fully integrated from the processing of raw materials used to make fiber through the finishing of carpet. Shaw sells its wholesale products to approximately 40,000 retailers, distributors and commercial users throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico; through its own residential and commercial sales personnel to various residential and commercial end-users in the United States and exports to additional overseas markets. Shaw also provides installation services and sells ceramic tile and hardwood flooring. Shaw’s wholesale products are marketed domestically to retailers and distributors and to national accounts. Other Manufacturing, Service, and Retailing Businesses Apparel Manufacturing: Berkshire’s apparel manufacturing businesses include manufacturers various clothing and footwear. Businesses engaged in the manufacture and distribution of clothing includes Fruit of the Loom (FOL), Russell Corporation (Russell), Garan and Fechheimer Brothers. Berkshire’s footwear businesses include H.H. Brown Shoe Group and Justin Brands. FOL and Russell (FOL, Inc.) is primarily a vertically integrated manufacturer and distributor of basic apparel products sold primarily under the Fruit of the Loom, JERZEES, Cross Creek and Discus labels in both the mass merchandise and wholesale markets. FOL, Inc. also markets and sells athletic uniforms, apparel, sports equipment and balls to team dealers; college licensed tee shirts and fleecewear to college bookstores and mid-tier merchants; and athletic apparel, sports equipment and balls to sporting goods retailers under the Russell Athletic and Spalding brands. In addition, FOL, Inc. markets and sells running footwear and apparel to specialty retailers under the Brooks brand. Other brands include American Athletic, Huffy Sports, Mossy Oak, Moving Comfort, Bike, Dudley and Sherrin. FOL, Inc., under the Spalding brand, is the official basketball licensee of the NBA and is the major seller of basketballs. For basic and certain athletic apparel products FOL, Inc. performs most of its own spinning, knitting, cloth finishing, cutting, sewing and packaging. Berkshire owns Garan, which designs, manufactures, and sells apparel primarily for children and men and women. Products are sold under private labels of its customers as well as its own trademarks, including Garanimals. Garan’s production facilities are primarily located in Central America. Substantially all of Garan’s products are sold through its distribution centers in the U.S. to major national chain stores, department stores and specialty stores. Fechheimer Brothers manufactures, distributes and sells uniforms, primary for the public service and safety markets, including police, fire, postal and military markets. Berkshire’s footwear businesses purchase or manufacture and distribute work, rugged outdoor and casual shoes (H.H. Brown Shoe Group) and western-style footwear (Justin Brands) under a number of brand names. Significant portions of the shoes sold by Berkshire’s shoe businesses are manufactured or purchased from sources outside the United States. Products are primaily sold in the United States through various channels, including department stores, footwear chains, specialty stores, catalogs and the Internet, as well as through company-owned retail stores. Building Products Manufacturing: Berkshire owns Acme Building Brands (Acme), which manufactures and distributes clay bricks (Acme Brick), concrete block (Featherlite) and cut limestone (Texas Quarries). In addition, Acme distributes various other building products of other manufacturers, including glass block, brick, floor and wall tile and other masonry products. Acme also sells ceramic floor and wall tile, as well as marble, granite and other stones through its subsidiary, Amer

 

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