Mohawk Industries

    Mohawk Industries, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

     Mohawk Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes residential and commercial flooring. It offers a carpet, ceramic tile, wood, stone, laminate, vinyl, rugs and other home products. The company operates through three reporting segments: Mohawk, Dal-Tile and Unili. The Mohawk segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes and markets its floor covering product lines, which include carpets, ceramic tile, laminate, rugs, carpet pad, hardwood and resilient, in a broad range of colors, textures and patterns for residential and commercial applications in both remodeling and new construction. The Dal-Tile segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes and markets a broad line of ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone products. The Unilin segment designs, manufactures, sources, licenses, distribute and markets laminate and hardwood flooring. This segment also designs and manufactures roofing systems, insulation panels and other wood products in Europe. Mohawk Industries was founded on December 22, 1988 and is headquartered in Calhoun, GA.

    “Mohawk Industries History

    William Shuttleworth and his four sons arrived in the United States of America in 1875 and set up a carpet mill in the Hudson Valleyupon arrival. After William Shuttleworth died, the four sons moved to Amsterdam, New York in 1878 and took over an empty factory there. The company incorporated as the Shuttleworth Brothers Company in 1902.

    The company adopted the name Mohawk Carpet Mills (or Mohawk Mills, for short) in 1920, when it merged with McCleary, Wallin and Crouse, another mill in Amsterdam. It became the country’s sole weaver to offer an entire line of domestic carpets, also creating the industries first textured design and sculptured weave.

    In 1956, Mohawk Carpet Mills merged with Alexander Smith, Inc. to become Mohasco Industries, which gradually moved manufacturing south into the Carolinas and eventually Georgia. In 1963, the company turned some of its attention to furniture manufacturing.

    Carpet manufacturing at the Amsterdam site ended by 1968 and the last corporate offices left by 1987. In 1992, the company went public as Mohawk Industries and through 2003, it continued to acquire and merge many other companies into its conglomerate. Its present CEO is Jeffrey Lorberbaum.”

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    **Video published on YouTube by “Mohawk Careers



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