Mohawk Announces Earth Day Events for Team Members

Dalton, GA, April 20, 2023-In celebration of Earth Day, Mohawk Group will be hosting a variety of activities and events to bring attention to sustainability year-round. These employee engagement events will take place at the commercial flooring manufacturer’s “Living Site” carpet tile plant in Virginia, and at its Light Lab Design Center and other commercial plants in North Georgia.

At Mohawk Group’s carpet tile manufacturing plant in Glasgow, Virginia, the on-site sustainability team will be commemorating the company’s third Living Product Challenge (LPC) recertification. As part of this recent recertification, the entirety of Mohawk Group’s nylon carpet tile styles on EcoFlex ONE backing are now officially petal-certified. 

Events at the facility, which is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, will include plant tours for employees and their families. The tours will feature the unveiling of the Living Site’s redesigned LEED-Gold certified showroom, which now integrates the story behind how the manufacturer achieved different LPC petals through various initiatives that include: creating products that regenerate the global ecosystem through beyond carbon neutral manufacturing processes; manufacturing the least water-intensive carpet tile on the market; maintaining two certified on-site wildlife habitats; and partnering with Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer through the Specify for a Cure program. The tours will also specifically highlight the manufacturer’s expanded Mo-Honey program, which now includes seven new on-site beehives, as well as a bee hive that has been donated to the local 4-H club and placed at nearby Natural Bridge State Park.

In the hills of Northwest Georgia at Mohawk Group’s Light Lab Design Center, associates representing the nearby Fiddleheads Garden Center will be planting a variety of vegetables and herbs in three different raised-bed gardens that Light Lab employees will get to tend and enjoy. Mohawk Group has partnered with the locally owned business to help enhance the campus, while also supplying materials for a special employee potting activity. The newly potted plants, intended for each team members’ respective workspace, will not only breathe additional life into the Light Lab, but also help contribute to cleaner air within the facility.

As the home of Mohawk Group’s commercial product and design teams, the building features inspiring views of the nearby mountains and surrounding community, while also showcasing installations of the company’s latest floorscapes. The Light Lab was the first facility in the Southeast to receive Living Building Challenge petal certification from the International Living Future Institute. The Light Lab also holds a WELL Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute.

In addition to the special events planned for the carpet tile plant and product design hub, employees at the Virgil Drive (Dalton) and Duvall Road (Chatsworth) plants will be gifted with seeds and pots to take home to grow and cultivate various plants and vegetables.

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