Mohawk is expanding its Thomasville plant

Mohawk’s expansion at its Thomasville plant will increase its North Carolina workforce to almost 1,000 people.

THOMASVILLE — A local manufacturer of flooring products will expand its operations in Davidson County and create 87 new jobs over the next three years.

Mohawk Industries Inc. will invest $87 million to expand its laminate flooring manufacturing facility in Thomasville, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced this week. The company has operated in North Carolina for 20 years and will add a new building to its facility in Thomasville.

This expansion will bring Mohawk’s total workforce in North Carolina to almost 1,000.

The company will receive a grant of $175,000 from the state’s One North Carolina Fund if it meets its job-creation and investment targets.

Bart Stofferis, Mohawk’s senior vice president of hardwood and laminate operations, called Thomasville “a great place to continue to invest our resources.”

“We have a great team here already, and I look forward to welcoming new team members to our organization as we grow,” he said in the governor’s press release.

The average annual salary for the new jobs, which includes operators and technicians among various other roles, will be $44,930, creating a potential payroll impact of more than $3.9 million per year for the region, the press release said. Davidson County’s overall average annual wage is $42,274.