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Mohawk Industries Expands Roanoke, Alabama, Operations

Flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries plans to expand operations by introducing yarn production at its manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Alabama. The project is expected to create 130 jobs in Randolph County.

Originally a carpet backing operation, the Roanoke facility will now house yarn conversion operations, as well, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“Our yarn facilities are very important, as they start our carpet manufacturing process,” Todd Shail, Mohawk’s senior vice president of manufacturing, said in an announcement. “When we decided to expand our yarn production to help meet customer demand, our Roanoke location was the perfect choice because of the talented workforce here and in the surrounding counties.

In total, the Roanoke location will employ approximately 300 people once the new positions are filled.

“Mohawk’s growth plans are another example of the advantages offered in rural Alabama,” said Brenda Tuck, rural development manager for the Alabama Department of Commerce. “The larger regions in our state have been well known for a long time, and now the extensive activity that is abundant in our rural communities is being recognized.”

Mohawk Industries is an American flooring manufacturer based in Calhoun, Georgia, United States. The company produces floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in North America and residential applications in Europe.

“Mohawk has been invested in the City of Roanoke for many years. An expansion of this size shows the company’s confidence in our economy and workforce,” added Bryant Whaley, executive director of the Randolph County Economic Development Authority. “I am very thankful for the opportunities this will bring to our area.”

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