Giving back just feels good.
And doing the right thing in the communities where we operate is also part of Mohawk’s business strategy.
During Customer Service Appreciation Week, the customer service, claims, credit and technical services teams at IVC came together to drive out hunger. Together, they filled up two 55-gallon barrels of canned food for City of Refuge.
“Our theme for Customer Service Appreciation Week was ‘building trust and teamwork.’” Customer Service Supervisor a Pam Wheat and Claims Supervisor Carolyn Mathis said. “We thought ‘canstruction’ would be a great way for our teams to work on building trust in each other, so we divided into three teams, and each team was given the task of working to build something using the non-perishable food we collected. We all feel very blessed to be a part of the Mohawk team and wanted to give back to the community as we never know when any one of us or a family member may need help.”
Members of the Glasgow team shared the Company’s green story and hiring information during the annual Rockbridge Community Festival earlier this year. Glasgow’s booths featured a live honeybee display, a recycling quiz, an overview of the Continuum process in Summerville that turns recycled plastic bottles into carpet and information about open positions at the Glasgow facility.
“It was a lot of fun to engage and interact with our neighbors of all ages during the event. We shared a lot of great information about sustainability with an emphasis on reducing, reusing and recycling,” Sr. Process Engineer Marty Bullins said. “We viewed the festival as an opportunity to share about things we can do to make the earth a better place for all of us and educate our friends and neighbors about what Mohawk is doing to make our community a better place both in terms of sustainability and with jobs.”
The Bridgeport, Ala. facility recently donated five Apple iMacs to Bridgeport Middle School’s Tiger Tech STREAM (science, technology, reading of non-fiction, engineering, arts and mathematics) Initiative.
“At Mohawk, investing in state-of-the-art technology is how we create innovative products and remain the leader in an ever-changing industry,” Director of Fiber and Polymerization Dennis Long said. “We’re excited to extend that culture of investing in the future to our community partners.”
These computers will help students develop skills in circuit building, robotics, coding, construction, graphic design, video production, 3D printing and virtual reality technology – all of which will prepare them for high-tech careers in the manufacturing industry and beyond.
“We’re proud to be a part of the Bridgeport community and want to help develop the next generation of industry leaders,” Human Resources Manager Angie Yates said.