Mohawk Facility Achieves ISO Certification

April 13, 2009

MARIETTA, GA – Reinforcing its commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint in the design and manufacture of high-performance carpeting for commercial interiors, The Mohawk Group announces that its East Dublin manufacturing facility has received ISO 14001:2004 certification to the environmental management standards of the International Organization for Standardization. The certification, which recognizes companies that successfully reduce environmental impact while maintaining profitability, is evidence of The Mohawk Group’s sustainable leadership and innovation, specifically in its manufacturing procedures, company practices and policies.

“Achieving ISO 14001certification is the latest milestone in our ongoing efforts to incorporate sustainability in every aspect of our manufacturing process from start to finish,” says Al Kabus, president of The Mohawk Group. “As an organization built on sustainable and environmentally responsible practices, we continue to implement innovative technologies that enable us to deliver upon our environmental commitment, while further reducing our impact on the world around us and strengthening the high-performance flooring solutions that our customers expect from us.”

Following a comprehensive audit of the facility’s environmental-related processes, including manufacturing and business practices, the company demonstrated an effective, systematic approach to ensuring minimal environmental impact.

The East Dublin, GA, manufacturing facility now joins the company’s previously certified Glasgow, VA, and Landrum, SC, facilities as models of The Mohawk Group’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

The International Organization for Standardization is the world’s leading developer of International Standards, making transparent the requirements for state-of-the-art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice. Visit to learn more.

As a division of Mohawk Industries, The Mohawk Group—including Karastan Contract, Lees Carpets, Bigelow Commercial and Durkan—is a long-standing industry leader in floor covering. It is driven by a philosophy of “innovation that works”—for its company, its customers and the environment. The flooring manufacturer strongly focuses on environmentally sound practices and innovative product and service solutions. For more information about Mohawk’s sustainability initiatives, visit or go to

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