Georgia Trend magazine has named Mannington Commercial a winner of its seventh annual Best Place to Work award, for 2012. One of eight companies state-wide to receive the honor, Mannington Commercial has a rich history in the state, with its headquarters in Calhoun and manufacturing facilities in Calhoun, Conyers and Madison.
As part of a fourth generation, family owned company, Mannington Commercial is deeply committed to making products in the USA, believing in the importance of manufacturing jobs for local communities, as well as the economy and future of the nation. So even during the economic downtown, the company has worked hard to preserve jobs in Georgia, and in the other six cities across the US where the company manufactures. Mannington Commercial was also recognized for cultivating a family atmosphere, treating each associate with respect and offering meaningful work. The magazine quotes Donnie Sutton – the company's current longest-standing employee, who has worked with in the Calhoun plant since graduating from high school in 1969 – as saying that the corporate culture felt like family then, and still does today.
Mannington Commercial's culture also shows in the company's environmental commitments. Believing that actions speak louder than words, Mannington has taken a leadership role in the conservation of energy and water, use of renewable energy, and incorporating recycled content into their products. Every year they recycle hundreds of tons of post-consumer, reclaimed flooring, drywall, and other materials into new carpet in Calhoun, and into tile and resilient sheet products in other locations.
Despite the recession, Mannington Commercial's business has grown by 30% since 2009, and the company has invested more than $5 million in new facilities in Calhoun.
"As people who live and work in Georgia, we are truly honored by this award. Because as a company, we are deeply committed to the communities where we work – to keeping people employed and manufacturing quality American products," said Mannington Commercial President Jack Ganley. "So we thank Georgia Trend, but we also thank every employee who works in our Georgia facilities and in other locations around the country, for embodying Mannington core values in all they do."
For more inforation on the award, visit http://georgiatrend.com.