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12/18/2009

Mohawk Recognized as Charter Member of DOE Program

 

DALTON, GA – Global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries, which includes commercial carpet manufacturer The Mohawk Group, was recently recognized in a ceremony as a charter member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Save Energy Now” program. Mohawk has voluntarily pledged to reduce its energy intensity use by 25 percent over the next decade.

Save Energy Now is a national initiative to drive a 25 percent reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. This initiative is sponsored by the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) within the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to reinforce energy efficiency as a profitable business model and expand markets for new energy technology. ITP is working in partnership with other federal agencies, companies, associations, suppliers, states, utilities, and universities to enhance industry outreach and access to resources.

Senior Department of Energy officials and members of Congress participated in the Capitol Hill ceremony, which recognized a select number of companies as charter members.

“We are proud to be part of this program, and to work with the DOE to find ways to make our company—and others—more efficient and more competitive,” says Bill Kilbride, Mohawk’s chief sustainability officer. 

The Save Energy Now pledge program is designed to encourage and recognize U.S. companies that are in the vanguard of energy efficiency and are “raising the bar” for all industrial facilities by establishing and achieving ambitious energy goals. Companies that sign the agreement to work toward the energy reduction target will receive priority access to selected DOE resources and national recognition for their commitment and progress.

It is estimated that the program could reduce industrial energy consumption by more than 5 quadrillion BTUs.

Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, vinyl, and rugs. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which include Mohawk, Karastan, Ralph Lauren, Lees, Bigelow, Dal-Tile, American Olean, Unilin and Quick Step. Mohawk's unique merchandising and marketing assist our customers in creating the consumers' dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and more than 250 local distribution locations.

 

 
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