Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mohawk Plant Closing

The massive Waynesboro installation has already had more than 100 layoffs.  Now 120 employees, many of whom were long-term, will lose jobs a week before Christmas.

Although the largest flooring producer in the world, the drop in new home construction and corresponding lack of carpet demand has challenged Mohawk, said Kemp Harr, publisher of Floor Focus Magazine.

The carpet market is down about 35 percent since its peak in 2005.

Read the rest at the DP here. 

Related Reading:
Current Unemployment in the Region
Map of Layoffs in Virginia

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