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Mohawk Industries Expands Glasgow, Virginia, Manufacturing Center

01/09/2018
Mohawk Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products, will invest $10 million to expand manufacturing operation in Glasgow, Virginia. The project will include a new extrusion compounding line.

“We are excited to add this extrusion line in Glasgow,” said Mohawk’s Vice President of Commercial Carpet Manufacturing Todd Shail. “We know the expansion will add great jobs for people in this community as well as support demand for Mohawk’s award-winning commercial carpet tile, a popular choice for educational, office, retail, and hospitality customers.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Rockbridge County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $73,000 Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the County with the project. Mohawk Industries will be eligible to receive Sales and Use Tax Exemptions on manufacturing equipment, and will also be eligible to receive a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit. Funding services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Mohawk Industries’ Glasgow manufacturing plant has been in operation since 1935, and it was a priority to help this important employer and corporate partner in Rockbridge County continue to grow,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “The Commonwealth is attractive to manufacturers due to our strategic Mid-Atlantic location, expansive transportation network, and competitive operating costs, and Mohawk’s longevity and continued investment is a true success story. We are proud to continue our relationship with this industry giant, and thank Mohawk for contributing to our mission to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer, creating products that enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically-integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood, stone, and vinyl flooring.

“Manufacturing is at the heart of so many communities across Virginia, and expansions like Mohawk Industries’ are critical to the Commonwealth’s economic vitality,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “Virginia’s diverse advanced manufacturing sector employs more than 240,000, and our workforce remains one of our greatest assets. We know Mohawk has many options when looking to grow, and we thank the company for reinvesting in the Commonwealth.”

“Mohawk has been an employment stalwart in the county for many years,” said Rockbridge County Director of Community Development Sam Crickenberger. “We were ecstatic that they chose our location for their next expansion and will continue to work closely with them for years to come. The project has been in the works for quite a while, and we appreciate the support of everyone involved in making Glasgow an ideal location for this expansion.”

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