Mohawk Honored at Atlanta E3 Awards Ceremony

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Mohawk Residential and Commercial Flooring Divisions Honored at Atlanta E3 Awards Ceremony
for Clean Tech Sustainability Efforts
Calhoun, GA (April 1, 2014)— Mohawk is pleased to announce that it is a finalist in the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s
prestigious E3 environmental awards for Atlanta area businesses. The E3 Awards highlight the companies,
organizations and individuals working to conserve metro Atlanta’s natural resources, develop clean technologies to
enhance our economy and environment, support sustainable projects and initiatives and to collaborate on solutions
through university connections, marketing and education. The finalists will be honored at a special breakfast event at
the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead.
Overall, applications from more than 120 companies, organizations and individuals were submitted for seven award
categories. Mohawk was selected as one of three finalists for the Clean Tech Innovation Award, along with
Hillphoenix and Novelis. Mohawk is being recognized for its recycling efforts within both its residential and
commercial business divisions.
“Mohawk is incredibly honored to be an E3 finalist along with a host of respected Metro-Atlanta area organizations
that share our commitment to sustainability,” said Rochelle Routman, director of sustainability for Mohawk
Flooring. “Our recycling efforts occur at every stage of the carpet’s life cycle and are a perfect example of our
dedication to improving the environment and helping our customers do the same.”
The company is at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing and ranks among the leading recyclers of plastic
bottles in North America, which are used to make carpet. Impressively, Mohawk invested $180 million and created
500 new jobs in Northwest Georgia as a result of the patented Continuum™ Process, which is taking Mohawk’s
existing plastic bottle recycling efforts to the next level in terms of producing a higher quality product. Continuum is
a process designed to create a more sustainable platform and a more satisfied customer. Boasting up to 100 percent
recycled content, the production of Mohawk’s PET offerings diverts over three billion bottles from landfills each
On the commercial side, over 500 products contain recycled content. Additionally, Mohawk Group’s ReCover
program offers its customers an easy way to recycle their old carpet through an established network of reclamation
partners across the United States. ReCover helps minimize the depletion of our natural resources by recycling old
carpet into new products. Regardless of yardage, yarn, backing or manufacturer, the ReCover program is committed
to providing companies with a stress-free process to meet their waste diversion goals.
“Ultimately, ReCover is the right thing to do for the environment and for our customers. We handle all the logistics
so they can focus on running their business,” added Routman.
About Mohawk
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, hardwood, 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 American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi,
Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin, and Quick-Step. 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, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
About Mohawk Group
Mohawk Group, the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, delivers industryleading style, cutting-edge innovation, unmatched service and superior sustainability. As the commercial division of
Mohawk Industries, Mohawk Group has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. The
company’s enduring family of carpet brands—Karastan, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan—are widely regarded as the
most trusted names in the commercial flooring business. Together, these brands function beautifully, delivering the
perfect flooring solution for all markets and price points. Rounding out its esteemed product offering, the Mohawk
Group also offers a full spectrum of hard surface flooring products and installation accessories that exceed the most
rigorous performance standards. For additional information about its proven design solutions, and to learn more
about what is next from Mohawk, visit or call (800) 554-6637. Connect with Mohawk
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About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber is about building our economy and creating prosperity to help
Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 3,000 member
companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on helping small businesses and mid-size companies
grow, helping entrepreneurs get started and recruiting companies nationally and internationally in our key
industries: bioscience, clean technology, health IT, mobility, supply chain and advanced manufacturing and
technology. In public policy, we tackle critical issues to support infrastructure and quality of life. For members, we
offer 150+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2
billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years.