The US media report, referring the company’s announcement, that Mohawk Industries, a leading global flooring manufacturer, plans to shut down its manufacturing facility in Holden, West Virginia, USA at the beginning of May 2017.
Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator (D-WV), commented:
“I am very disappointed by the announcement of Mohawk Industries’ decision to close its flooring plant in Holden, leaving 111 residents without employment in Logan and Mingo Counties. This decision affects the livelihood of West Virginians who count on these jobs to take care of their families and my prayers are with these workers, their families and their communities. I will work with state and federal agencies to assist these workers in any and every way I can. Most importantly, I urge Mohawk Industries to keep the local community and its workforce in mind and to do everything it can to help the employees and their families affected by this consolidation.”
According to the announcement, the decision impacts 111 employees of the plant.
Earlier Mohawk Industries announced a definitive agreement to acquire the IVC Group.
About Mohawk Industries:
The company is a leading global flooring manufacturer. It has vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes securing efficient production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Its brand portfolio include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Kerama Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into a leading global flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.