Mohawk Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of flooring products and accessories, will invest $87 million to grow its laminate manufacturing facility in Thomasville, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 87 jobs in Davidson County.
The company will add a new building to its existing state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, bringing its total workforce in North Carolina to almost 1,000 team members over the next three years.
“I’m proud of our relationship with this community and proud that Mohawk has recognized that this is a great place to continue to invest our resources,” said Bart Stofferis, Mohawk Senior VP of Hardwood and Laminate Operations. “We have a great team here already, and I look forward to welcoming new team members to our organization as we grow.”
As an incentive a performance-based grant of $175,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Mohawk’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“With the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast, North Carolina is always a top choice for growing manufacturers,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Our diverse workforce combined with a strong supply chain for raw materials creates a great environment for manufacturers like Mohawk to flourish. As emphasized in the state’s First in Talent strategic plan, North Carolina is committed to developing and training a highly skilled workforce to prepare for the manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Joining the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina were key partners in the project that included the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Davidson County, Davidson County Economic Development Commission and the City of Thomasville.