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Mohawk to expand carpet facility in S.C.

Calhoun, Ga. – Flooring giant Mohawk Industries is investing $10 million in its commercial carpeting facility in South Carolina’s Spartanburg County.

The project will stretch over the next 10 years and aims to substantially upgrade the company’s on-site looms as well as improve technology to support future business growth, according to an article in today’s Times and Democrat.

The company operates two manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, including the Landrum plant in Spartanburg County as well as a facility in Bennettsville in Marlboro County. The 340,000-square-foot Landrum facility produces high-end, woven contract commercial carpeting for both domestic and international customers. Additionally, the plant manufactures aviation carpet for most domestic and some international airlines and airplane manufacturers.

The Landrum facility was built in 1953 by the Sanford-Bigelow carpet company. Then in 1986, Fieldcrest Cannon acquired Sanford-Bigelow and merged the company with its Karastan division. Seven years later, Mohawk acquired Karastan-Bigelow from Fieldcrest Cannon.

Mohawk said it expects to begin hiring for the new positions at the site after the first phase of upgrades is completed.

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