ROANOKE - Mohawk Industries is growing its Roanoke manufacturing facility by expanding into yarn production, creating 130 jobs in the Randolph County community and continuing the company's investment in the region.
"Our yarn facilities are very important, as they start our carpet manufacturing process," Mohawk senior VP of manufacturing Todd Shail said. "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. We're thrilled to be expanding and creating new jobs and opportunities in this community."
Originally a carpet-backing operation, the Roanoke facility will now house yarn conversion operations, as well. In total, the location will employ approximately 300 people once the new positions are filled.
"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," plant manager Donald Hendrix said. "We have a great team here already, and I look forward to welcoming new team members to our organization as we grow."
Mohawk human resources manager Deverick Williams added that as a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop a career with an emphasis on more of what's important to each individual team member.
"We're planning several hiring events to meet applicants and explain new positions, and you can also view current job openings and opportunities to find your more with Mohawk at mohawkcareers.com," Williams said. "For information on upcoming job fairs, follow us on Facebook at Mohawk Industries Careers."
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to 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, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Their industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate their brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Their brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, 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.