Recently, Mohawk Industries released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.
Here are some of the key achievements that the company made last year:
- Exceeded the 2020 reduction goal for waste to landfill intensity
- Reached 95% of the 2020 water intensity reduction goal
- Expanded the “Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill” program to a total of 44 sites
- Delivered a low global safety recorded incident rate of 1.75, a 60% reduction from seven years ago
Mohawk Industries had a great year and if you would like to read the full report, please click here.
Recently, Mohawk Industries and IVC have merged together as one company. This new merger will help both companies expand and continue to create new products. IVC is a major manufacture of sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and laminate flooring in Europe and the United States, and now they will be able to create more manufacturing locations for their products. Mohawk will continue to grow and expand because of the products and manufacturing techniques of IVC. We are happy for our friends at Mohawk and IVC for their new merger!
Mohawk Industries is investing $10 million in the Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility, which is located in Columbia, South Carolina, over the next ten years, so the company can upgrade the facility’s looms. The upgrade is also in regards to improving the technology, which will support future business growth. The facility’s upgrade will create twenty new jobs, and the facility already has almost 160 employees.
Mohawk Industries, which is based in Calhoun, Georgia, operates two manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, the Landrum plant in Spartanburg County and the facility in Bennettsville in Marlboro County. The Landrum facility is 340,000 square foot, and it produces high-end, woven contract commercial carpeting for domestic and international customers. In addition, the Landrum plant creates aviation carpet for most domestic and some international airlines and airplane manufacturers.
In 1952, the Landrum facility was built by the Sanford-Bigelow carpet company. Throughout the years, Sanford-Bigelow merged and was acquired by different companies, and it 1993, Mohawk acquired Karastan-Bigelow from Fieldcrest Cannon. Presently, the Landrum team is part of Mohawk’s global workforce of more than 31,000, with around 1,150 employees in South Carolina at the manufacturing sites in Landrum and Bennettsville as well as a distribution center in Orangeburg.
Mohawk Industries said that they plan to begin hiring for new positions after the first phase of upgrades is completed, and the company will continue to accept applications for other positions at the site after the upgrades as well.
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