Mohawk Industries Director of Public Affairs Robert Webb confirmed to The News on Thursday the company’s plant in Lyerly will be cutting jobs.
“This shift reconfiguration will initially reduce the number of positions needed to operate the Lyerly plant,” Webb added.
The press release did not indicate how many jobs would be cut, or if the plant would be moving from a seven-day-a-week schedule to a five-day-a-week schedule as has been rumored recently.
Here is the complete text of the press release:
“As consumer preferences in flooring evolve, Mohawk aligns its resources to meet demand and ensure the efficient and timely delivery of innovative goods to market. To help accomplish this, Mohawk has invested millions of dollars and created hundreds of jobs at the company’s state-of-the-art Summerville facility, where its patented Continuum polyester fiber is produced. The company also is transitioning its Lyerly manufacturing from four rotating 12-hour shifts to three 8-hour shifts. This shift reconfiguration will initially reduce the number of positions needed to operate the Lyerly plant. During the transition, HR will work with affected individuals to identify internal opportunities for them close to their homes at growing Mohawk facilities in northwest Georgia.”