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Mohawk Expansion Creating 420 Jobs

By Chip Rogers Posted December 4, 2013 9:50am (EST)
Mohawk facilities will be converted from yarn spinning plants to bulk continuous filament (BCF) twisting and heat setting plants

Mohawk facilities will be converted from yarn spinning plants to bulk continuous filament (BCF) twisting and heat setting plants


Mohawk Industries will be converting two manufacturing facilities in Dalton and Rome in order to keep up with growing demands, Governor Deal has just announced. This will create an additional 420 new jobs in Dalton and preserve 230 jobs in Rome. Mohawk will be investing about $85 million into the two conversion projects over the next two years.

“Mohawk’s expansion in Georgia underscores how a premier flooring manufacturer helps Georgia’s entire floor covering industry remain competitive,” said Governor Deal. “Mohawk’s presence here has been a magnet for flooring suppliers and customers, and this expansion reflects the resilience of an industry that supplies more than half of the world’s carpet and rugs.”

In addition, Mohawk will administer Georgia Quick Start, the state’s top-ranked workforce training program, to train its current and new employees, and the hiring process is planned to begin mid-2014.

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