Mohawk Industries Honors Its Employees With Largest American Flag in Georgia
CALHOUN, Ga., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Industries creates quality flooring for homes and businesses around the globe. The company’s roots are firmly planted in American soil, with its brands dating back more than a century. Mohawk’s extraordinary growth over the past three decades results from the talent, integrity and dedication of its people. Yesterday, to honor its employees and celebrate its unique American heritage, Mohawk hosted a special American flag raising ceremony.
“We are proud to be an American company, and we are inspired by the ingenuity and commitment of our exceptional people,” said Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk Industries’ chairman and chief executive officer. “Our competitive edge comes from more than 20,000 U.S. employees who make, sell and deliver our products, with about half of those working in Georgia. Hundreds are veterans who nobly served our country, which makes this flag especially poignant as a means of expressing our appreciation to our employees.”
The flag is the largest in Georgia, measuring 45 feet high by 75 feet wide and weighing over 150 pounds. Towering from a 130-foot pole on the company’s Union Grove campus, the flag will be a landmark for drivers along I-75, one of the nation’s most heavily trafficked highways. In addition to Union Grove, Mohawk operates a network of more than 30 manufacturing, distribution and administrative facilities across Georgia, creating thousands of jobs and providing a substantial economic impact in each community.
Mohawk takes great pride in the long tenure of its employees, with more than one in every eight having been with the company 25 years or more. During the event, Mohawk recognized 15 area employees with 30 or more years of service.
“These individuals represent the thousands of men and women at Mohawk who produce the best American-made flooring, using state-of-the-art technology combined with old-fashioned innovation and creativity. We proudly raised this flag in their honor,” said Lorberbaum.
In addition to contributing to the Georgia economy, Mohawk is committed to making the state a better place in which to live by supporting more than 120 nonprofit organizations, including the Northwest Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Local scouts helped raise the flag during the ceremony and, afterwards, received badges for their uniforms.
Mohawk will also donate flooring to Camp Sidney Dew and Camp Misty Mountain in northwest Georgia to refurbish indoor community spaces for use by future generations and will provide $10,000 to sponsor scouts to attend either camp or their national convention.
“These donations will have a huge impact on the boys and girls of the Northwest Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta,” said Carley Ferguson, a board member of Girl Scouts and vice president of internal audit at Mohawk. “The provided flooring will update facilities for members to experience nature and build lifetime friendships, while the funds will help them attend camps where they will learn teamwork and leadership skills.”
After the flag was raised, Rebecca Howell of Cochran, Georgia, most recently featured on NBC’s The Voice, performed the national anthem. Other event highlights included remarks by Mohawk’s Paul De Cock, president of Mohawk Flooring NA, Tom Lape, president of residential flooring, and Jeff Lorberbaum, an energetic performance by the Spirit of Atlanta Drumline and a barbecue lunch.
To learn more about Mohawk’s comprehensive product portfolio, visit mohawkflooring.com.
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. 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.