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Flooring product manufacturing company investing $10 million in Glasgow, creating 15 jobs

(Mohawk Industries)

ROCKBRIDGE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced that a company, who manufactures residential and commercial flooring products, is investing $10 million to expand its Glasgow manufacturing operation in Rockbridge County.

Virginia successfully competed against Georgia and South Carolina for the Mohawk Industries, Inc. project, which will create 15 new jobs.

“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 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.”

Mohawk Industries creates products that help enhance residential and commercial spaces.

Mohawk’s brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin.

“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.”

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.

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