- THE MAGAZINE
The decision was "driven by the necessity of aligning production capacity with market demands," Mohawk said in a statement. Company officials could not be reached for comment.
Stung by the ongoing slump in the housing market and dwindling demand for carpet, Mohawk eliminated 40 Waynesboro jobs in August, following 73 layoffs in January. In 2008, Mohawk announced the layoffs of more than 1,000 people across its operations.
"It's bad news for the city and it's even worse news for the employees that are going to lose their jobs," Mayor Tim Williams said.