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Mohawk Industries to expand with $60 mn investment

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May '10
Mohawk Industries Inc. will carry out $60 million expansion in Marlboro County by generating a number of additional positions in the next two years, revealed a press release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

The company is a flooring supplier, which supplies a range of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl to both residences and offices. It markets its products under the Mohawk, Karastan, Ralph Lauren, Lees, Bigelow, Dal-Tile, American Olean, Unilin and Quick Step, brands.

The Vice President of yarn and extrusion production for Mohawk Industries, Larry Perugini, expressed satisfaction over outputs of the Oak River North Extrusion and Yarn operations. He also appreciated the good work and dedication of the people at the facility, citing them as key contributors of the company's success.

It will expand the facility by adding 87,500 square feet of production space and setting up yarn conversion equipment. The Georgia-based rug and carpet producer previously expanded its Oak River North facility, in the year 2008, employing over 400 people. In the year 2006, it had launched state-of-the-art extrusion and yarn mills in Bennettsville.

Mohawk Industries Inc. employs 650 people at its original mill, the Oak River Site. The development completion of the Oak River North Site, in the year 2006, was the first stage of potential expansion, which could employ more than 300 workers.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


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