Recently Mohawk Industries released the 2016 Sustainability Report. In 2016, process improvements, equipment upgrades, and product re-engineering made a positive impact on Mohawk’s productivity by $140 million. Mohawk’s corporate responsibility and sustainability also had a big positive impact.
Here are some of the company’s progress:
The company recycled 7.1 billion pounds of waste.
Mohawk reduced its use of water by 277 million gallons since 2015.
Mohawk recycled 4 billion plastic bottles.
The company recycled 25 million pounds of tires into doormats.
Since 2010, the company has reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 12.8%, its energy intensity by 1.9%, and its water intensity by 35%.
Mohawk continues to invent ways to decrease the environmental footprints of the company’s products and operations. Mohawk’s sustainability report details how the company uses an environmentally friendly approach to cooling water at the vinyl flooring plant in Belgium. The Glasgow, Virginia carpet tile plant is dealing with the global pollinator crisis. Also ceramic tile plants in Tennessee, Alabama, and Texas have a mobile material recycler that can process up to 30 tons of scrap material per hour.
Here are a few of Mohawk’s innovative sustainable solutions when manufacturing products:
SmartStrand carpets are made with renewably sourced polymers, which mean they require less energy to manufacture.
Mohawk is a large recycler of PET soda and water bottles in the United States, and billions of plastic bottles end up in Mohawk’s EverStrand carpets. The recycling of plastic bottles minimizes the need for fossil fuels and it helps reduce plastic in landfills.
Every year, Mohawk’s IVC vinyl manufacturing group reclaims up to 20,000 tons of PVC materials, which would have been taken to a landfill. Mohawk’s IVC group takes the PVC materials and transforms them into material for the backing of Moduleo luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Mohawk continues to strive to create products that contribute to healthy, productive, and inspirational homes and businesses. Carpet Express looks forward to what Mohawk will do in 2017!
Recently Mohawk announced that the company released its new luxury vinyl tile flooring called SolidTech. SolidTech luxury vinyl tile allows customers to have elegant style, durability, and cleanability in one easy-to-install product.The fashion-forward color options, textures, wider planks, and low-frequency pattern repetition give SolidTech a realistic hard surface visual.
You can install Mohawk’s SolidTech luxury vinyl tile in any room, even a kitchen or a mudroom. SolidTech can be installed at any angle because of Mohawk’s Uniclic MultiFit technology. Uniclic’s locking system creates an impenetrable lock between planks that makes SolidTech lvt waterproof, odor-free, and easy to clean. These floors are great for active homes with kids and pets. SolidTech planks also resist scratches, scuffs, and indentation. The luxury vinyl tile also maintains dimensional stability under heat and extreme temperature change.
To boost the excitement about SolidTech, Mohawk also announced it is teaming up with social media sensation Doug the Pug. Doug is now the face of SolidTech, illustrating how SolidTech’s technological innovations can handle the everyday challenges of active pets with ease and superior performance.
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Recently, Mohawk Flooring won the third annual Aligned Awards at Promoboxx’s Aligned Conference. The company won with their Love Your Floor Sale campaign. Promoboxx created Aligned to bring together brands across industries to share marketing strategies that empower local retailers. The Aligned Awards recognize co-branded digital campaigns that connect and align a national brand with its local retailers.
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Mohawk Flooring has been named a winner of the 2016 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence and the PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation. The company won these awards for its year-long SmartStrand Forever Clean Launch campaign, which was centered around the company’s 2015 sponsorship of the Tough Mudder obstacle race.
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Recently, Mohawk announced that it won the gold Stevie Award in the American Business Awards program for the SmartStrand Forever Clean campaign. The gold Stevie Award is one of three national honors that Mohawk flooring received in 2016 because of the company’s durability test along with the company’s partnership with the Tough Mudder challenge. The award was earned in the “New Product or Service Introduction of the Year.”
In collaboration with Constellation, United Renewable Energy and Georgia Power, Mohawk Industries has installed a new solar array at their Summerville manufacturing facility. The new solar panels will generate approximately 628,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions annually.
This renewable energy source removes the same amount of greenhouse emissions produced by 90 passenger vehicles or about 40 homes over the course of one year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.