Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries is reportedly planning to expand its manufacturing operations in Chattooga County, Georgia – creating 500 jobs over the next five years.
Quick Start is providing training support for the new Summerville jobs producing the company’s bulk filament fibers.
Mohawk, which employs thousands of people in Georgia and across the nation, has – for decades – been a leader in Georgia’s floor covering industry, which is a vital part of the state’s economy.
The company line of flooring products including carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, stone, wood, laminate and vinyl – puts Mohawk at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing through transformation of recycled materials into fashionable flooring products, a process which ranks the company among the leading recyclers of plastic bottles in North America.
Quick Start is developing and delivering job-specific training for new employees in such areas as plant safety, product quality, new equipment operation, raw material processing, threading – and Mohawk manufacturing procedures.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the third partner in the training agreement – available to assist Mohawk with on-going training programs after the Quick Start training is completed