Mohawk Industries, Inc. will invest $10 million to expand its Glasgow, VA manufacturing operation with a new extrusion compounding line. The manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products also considered Georgia and South Carolina for the project–which will create 15 new jobs–before choosing Virginia.
“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.”
Mohawk’s brands are among the most recognized in the flooring industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States.
“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.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Rockbridge County to secure the project for Virginia. Gov. 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.
“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.”
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