Mohawk Industries to invest $22.5M in Carroll County operation
Expansion to create 35 jobs at Hillsville plant
Flooring manufacturing giant Mohawk Industries Inc. will invest $22.5 million to expand its Carroll County operation, creating 35 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.
Mohawk, which currently employs more than 900 Virginians, will add 19,000 square feet to its 351 Floyd Pike facility in Hillsville and install new equipment to increase its production speed.
“We are proud that a global industry leader like Mohawk continues to expand its footprint in Virginia,” Northam said in a statement. “The advanced manufacturing industry remains the backbone of the economy in many regions across the commonwealth, and we thank Mohawk for contributing to this important sector and creating high-quality jobs in Carroll County, especially at such a critical time in our economic recovery.”
With operations in 10 countries including the U.S., Mohawk manufactures carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring for residential and commercial spaces. Its brands include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, IVC, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin.
“Mohawk Industries is an important employer in Virginia, and the company’s decision to reinvest in its Carroll County operation demonstrates confidence in our business climate and workforce,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. “Manufacturers benefit from our competitive operating costs, strategic location and our skilled talent pool and we appreciate the company’s decision to expand its operations in the commonwealth.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Carroll County and Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance (VIAA) to secure the project for the commonwealth, and Northam approved an $80,000 Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund grant to help Carroll County with the project.
Mohawk is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program and the Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide the company funding and support services for employee training.