About Us

Screen shot 2021 03 22 at 11.58.39 am

About Us

Dixie Dye & Chemical was founded in the early 1980's by Jim and Kay Dendy. The couple primarily serviced the carpet industry in Northwest Georgia with dyestuffs, with small focus on the paper mills in the surrounding areas. As the business grew, their four sons became active in the business.  The great recession of 2008-09 took a significant toll on the carpet industry, prompting the sons to diversify their business interests outside the family business. As the industry began to recover, a decision was made to merge with another local dye company, Exact Color Systems. In 2016, Will Dendy and Lee Starks acquired the Dixie Dye & Chemical name from the family to use for the raw material division of Dixie Color. Dixie Dye and Chemical had longstanding relationships in India and China, allowing for the purchase of raw pigments/powders currently used in the production of single pigments and additives consumed by Dixie Color, as well as other local color-compounding companies. Dendy and Starks purchased a 42,000 square foot facility for the manufacturing of pigments and additives.

Dixie Color was founded in 2009 by Will Dendy and Lee Starks. As the housing market collapse continued to negatively impact the carpet industry, new technology and manufacturing equipment began to find their way into the Northwest Georgia area. With the Dendy family's rich history in providing quality products and services to the carpet industry, coupled with Stark's background in the extruded plastics business and proven track record of success in sales management, Dixie Color began the process of acquiring state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to service the transition from conventionally dyed carpet yarn to solution-dyed (pre-dyed) carpet yarn. As the floorcovering industry recovered from the Great Recession, the industry witnessed a significant shift to solution-dyed yarns and Dixie Color captured a significant amount of market share in a very quick timeframe. With an experienced management team in place, along with the hiring of several key employees with 20+ years of color compounding and shade matching experience, Dixie color has experienced continual growth year over year. Dixie Color produces PET, Nylon, PP, PE color for a variety of applications.

Meet The Team

Lee StarksOwner
dixiecolor@gmail.com
Lisa TysonCFO
lisa.tyson@dixiecompanies.com

David PhillipsGeneral Manager
david.phillips@dixiecompanies.com

Jason BlaschkePlant Manager
jason.blaschke@dixiecompanies.com

Chris WigleyLab Manager
chris.wigley@dixiecompanies.com

Eric ThomasonCustomer Service/Safety Manager
eric.thomason@dixecompanies.com

Shannon Hill – Purchasing Manager/Logistics/IT
jshannonhill@gmail.com

Amy Crane Inventory Manager/HR Assistant
amy.martin@dixiecompanies.com

Dixie Companies, known for dependability and determination, is dedicated to providing the highest standard American-made color to our customers.

Schedule An Appointment

to meet with someone from our sales team