Mohawk to Close Lyerly, Georgia Tufting Plant in June
Summerville, GA, May 1, 2019-Mohawk Industries announced on April 30 that tufting operations at its Lyerly, Georgia manufacturing plant will be shifted to other locations, reports The Summerville News.
The plant will cease manufacturing operations on June 30, and the location will be converted into a yarn storage facility.
The Lyerly plant was part of the Karastan Bigelow acquisition made in 1993. For 20 years prior to the acquisition, it was a carpet plant; Mohawk bought it as a start-to-finish carpet mill and then it was transitioned to a tufting plant.
The Lyerly site employs 250 people.
“The toughest decisions in our business are those that involve people’s jobs, particularly in communities where we have established long and important relationships,” said Michel Vermette, Mohawk’s president of residential carpet. “Like most businesses with a large operational footprint, we continuously assess how to best manufacture our products, which is resulting in this plant consolidation.”