Mohawk brings 500 new jobs to Chattooga County

Mohawk brings 500 new jobs to Chattooga County

May 23rd, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

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SUMMERVILLE, GA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries is expanding the company's Summerville manufacturing operations in Chattooga County. Mohawk anticipates adding about 500 jobs in Summerville over the next five years through investments in manufacturing technologies that support the company's sustainable manufacturing processes.

"Mohawk is one of Georgia's flagship Fortune 500 companies, and we are pleased to see its continued investments in our state leading to the creation of meaningful jobs in Summerville and other communities," Deal said. "This expansion is a great indicator of the resilience of the carpet and floor covering industry. Mohawk has Georgia's full support for its continued investments in our state."

At its Summerville operation, Mohawk recycles billions of reclaimed plastic bottles and containers into polyester fiber used to produce carpet. Through the expansion project, Mohawk will improve the efficiencies of its recycling and manufacturing processes to produce more fiber. The market for polyester carpet continues to grow significantly, and these investments will allow Mohawk to expand its capacity to meet consumer demand.

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