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Mohawk Industries to close Logan County factory

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The State Journal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., issued a statement March 9 saying he has asked the leaders at Mohawk Industries to reconsider their decision to close the company’s laminate and hardwood floring factory in Holden, WV.

The company said in a letter to Logan County Commissioners it was ending operations at its Logan County plant in order to “consolidate operations and better meet customer expectations and demands.” The closure is set to take effect May 7 and approximately 111 employees will be affected, according to the letter.

“I am deeply disappointed and saddened by this announcement, and my thoughts are with all of the workers affected,” Jenkins said. “When I visited this location last year, I saw firsthand just how hardworking and loyal these employees are.”

Jenkins said he will work with local officials to help attract new employers to southern West Virginia.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., issued a statement saying he was very disappointed in the announcement.

“This decision affects the livelihood of West Virginians who count on these jobs to take care of their families and my prayers are with these workers, their families and their communities,” he said. “I will work with state and federal agencies to assist these workers in any and every way I can. Most importantly, I urge Mohawk Industries to keep the local community and its workforce in mind and to do everything it can to help the employees and their families affected by this consolidation.”

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