Mohawk Industries, based in Randolph County, plans to expand and introduce yarn production at its Roanoke manufacturing facility, according to Made in Alabama. The move would result in the creation of 130 jobs in Randolph County.

Todd Shail, Mohawk’s senior vice president of manufacturing, said, “Our yarn facilities are incredibly essential because they start our carpet manufacturing process.” “Our Roanoke location was the ideal choice when we decided to increase our yarn production to fulfil client demand because of the talented workforce here and in the surrounding counties.”

“We’re thrilled to be expanding and creating new jobs and opportunities in this community,” Shail added.

“I’m proud of our relationship with this community and proud that Mohawk has recognized that this is a great place to continue to invest our resources,” Plant Manager Donald Hendrix said.

“We have a great team here already, and I look forward to welcoming new team members to our organization as we grow.”

Mohawk in Roanoke, which used to be a carpet backing company, will now also contain yarn conversion activities. Once the additional positions are filled, the location will employ around 300 individuals.