At Mohawk, we emphasize the importance of collaboration, mutual respect and moving beyond the status quo to create a tomorrow that was better than the day before.
Those values can be traced back further than the start of the Company, all the way to the foundations of the United States – and that's worth remembering this Independence Day.
For many, the Fourth of July means cookouts, flags, fireworks and time spent with friends or family. Others will spend the day ensuring our Company remains the industry's preferred provider. No matter how you spend this important day in American history – it's a great opportunity to reflect on the legacy it represents.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress made up of representatives from the thirteen colonies voted to declare their independence from Great Britain. In two days, a document was drafted, and on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This marked July 4 as the birth of the United States. It wasn't until 1870 that Congress made July 4 a federal holiday, and in 1941 it was expanded to a paid holiday for all federal employees.
As a business founded and headquartered in the United States, Mohawk takes pride in its heritage as an American company. So this Fourth of July, remember the culture we have created that plays a large part of what makes our business successful in the U.S. and around the world.
Best wishes for an enjoyable and safe holiday.