Mohawk Industries said it has purchased Wayn-Tex, a 44-year-old manufacturer of carpet backing materials that has plants in Waynesboro and Hillsville, VA, and employs approximately 550 individuals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Wayn-Tex has been a major supplier of carpet backing to Mohawk." said Mohawk's Chairman and CEO, Jeff Lorberbaum. "They have earned a reputation as a solid manufacturing organization for quality, service and value. We look forward to welcoming their employees into the Mohawk family and becoming a part of these communities."