Mohawk to Invest $8 Million in NC Weaving Plant, Add 100+ Jobs
Eden, NC, May 22, 2015—Mohawk
Industries has announced an $8M investment in its Eden, North Carolina weaving
plant and the resulting creation of over 100 jobs.
Almost 90 years after the first Karastan rug was produced at the
facility, Mohawk is reinvigorating the location with investments in technology,
equipment, infrastructure and new jobs that will make Eden a center of
excellence in weaving across all of the Karastan brand’s business segments—including
the residential, rug and commercial divisions—as well as producing woven
collections for select specialized channels.
With this expansion, the company will now be able to create a wide
variety of commercial products. For instance, Mohawk Group’s aviation carpets, which
are used by most major airlines, as well as fine woven carpets designed for
hotels, schools, healthcare facilities, office buildings and public spaces.
Listen to the interview with Michel Vermette and Bill Storey here.