Mohawk Industries will expand its existing vinyl flooring operations in Georgia's Dalton-Whitfield County.
According to the company, this project will significantly increase its current U.S. luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing capacity. The $100 million capital investment in infrastructure and equipment will generate approximately 200 jobs for the region.
“Mohawk’s continued expansion in Georgia underscores how a premier flooring manufacturer helps Georgia’s entire floor covering industry remain competitive,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. "This is a great indicator of the resilience of the carpet and floor covering industry. We look forward to Mohawk's continued job creation and investment in our state.”
The project will increase Mohawk’s production of flexible and rigid LVT (WPC) products for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk currently employs more than 34,000 individuals worldwide and approximately 10,250 in Georgia.
“Mohawk currently is starting up its Dalton LVT plant, which will be operating at full capacity by the end of 2016,” said Brian Carson, president of Mohawk Industries’ Flooring North America segment. “This major investment to expand our U.S. LVT production will meet increased demand for our unique products and enhance Mohawk’s position as the global leader in LVT, the world’s fastest growing flooring category.”
Mohawk acquired the IVC Group in 2015, positioning the company at the forefront of the global vinyl flooring market. The acquisition added state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities in both Europe and North America.
“This is the third major investment on this site and this expansion will complete the build-out of the property that we prepared for IVC back in 2010,” said Whitfield County Commission Chairman Mike Babb. “This is proof that the economic development process works and that the effort was worthwhile. We are very pleased that the company continues to grow and thrive and we appreciate all that Mohawk does to help our community.”
Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), added, “We are excited about Mohawk’s choice to expand their operations in Dalton-Whitfield County. Existing industry accounts for a major portion of the state’s investment and job opportunities, and we look forward to working with Mohawk and our partners in Dalton-Whitfield County to ensure they have the resources they need to continue to deepen their economic footprint here.”
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