Mohawk Industries to invest $10 million, expand operations in Glasgow
Part of the investment will create 15 new jobs
GLASGOW, Va. – A Rockbridge County employer is set to expand its operations.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that Mohawk Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products, will invest $10 million to expand its Glasgow manufacturing operation with a new extrusion compounding line.
Virginia successfully competed against Georgia and South Carolina for the project, which will create 15 new jobs, according to McAuliffe.
“Mohawk Industries’ Glasgow manufacturing plant has been in operation since 1935, and it was a priority to help this important employer and corporate partner in Rockbridge County continue to grow,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The Commonwealth is attractive to manufacturers due to our strategic Mid-Atlantic location, expansive transportation network, and competitive operating costs, and Mohawk’s longevity and continued investment is a true success story. We are proud to continue our relationship with this industry giant, and thank Mohawk for contributing to our mission to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”
Mohawk’s brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States.
“We are excited to add this extrusion line in Glasgow,” said Mohawk’s Vice President of Commercial Carpet Manufacturing Todd Shail. “We know the expansion will add great jobs for people in this community as well as support demand for Mohawk’s award-winning commercial carpet tile, a popular choice for educational, office, retail, and hospitality customers.”
“Mohawk has been an employment stalwart in the county for many years,” said Rockbridge County Director of Community Development Sam Crickenberger. “We were ecstatic that they chose our location for their next expansion and will continue to work closely with them for years to come. The project has been in the works for quite a while, and we appreciate the support of everyone involved in making Glasgow an ideal location for this expansion.”
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