Second Alabama City Files Suit Against Carpet Manufacturers

Centre, AL, May 22, 2017-The city of Centre, Alabama has filed a lawsuit against carpet manufacturers stating that “past and present release of toxic chemicals, including perfluorinated compounds (“PFCs”), including, but not limited to perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”), perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”), precursors to PFOA and PFOS” has impacted its drinking water.

Centre is the second Alabama city to file such a suit, following Gadsden. The two cities sit side by side on the banks of the Coosa River.

The suit names the following companies as defendents: 3M Company, Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation, Apricot International, Inc., ArrowStar, LLC, Beaulieu Group LLC, Beaulieu of America, Inc., Daltonian Flooring, Inc., Dependable Rug Mills, Inc., Dorsett Industries, Inc., Dystar, L.P., ECMH, LLC d/b/a Clayton Miller Hospitality Carpets, E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, Emerald Carpets, Inc., Engineered Floors, LLC, Fortune Contract, Inc., Harcros Chemical, Inc., Indian Summer Carpet Mills, Inc., Industrial Chemicals, Inc., J&J Industries, Inc., Kraus USA, Inc. (f/k/a Barrett Carpet Mills, Inc.), Lexmark Carpet Mills Inc., Lyle Industries, Inc., MFG Chemical, Inc., Milliken & Company, Mohawk Carpet LLC, Mohawk Group, Inc., Mohawk Industries, Inc., NPC South, Inc., Oriental Weavers USA, Inc., S & S Mills, Inc., Savannah Mills Group, LLC, Shaw Industries, Inc., Tandus Centiva Inc., Tandus Centiva US LLC, The Dixie Group, Inc., Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc. and Victor Carpet Mills.