WAYNESBORO — In from the frigid morning air, employees at Mohawk Industries caught a second cold shock early Monday when officials informed them that they will be without jobs by the end of the year.|
The carpet-backing plant will close Dec. 18, employees said, leaving 120 without jobs.
“To come in on a Monday morning, they hit you with it at 7 a.m.,” said 17-year plant worker Cathy Dofflemyer, of Waynesboro. “It’s just hard.”
The company released a statement saying the plant on 901 S. Delphine Ave. will close. Officials could not be reached for comment.
Dogged by the continued slump in the housing market and dwindling demand for carpet, Mohawk eliminated 40 Waynesboro jobs in August, on the heels of 73 layoffs in January. Companywide layoffs surpassed 1,000 in 2008. The company news release explained the closure as “driven by the necessity of aligning production capacity with market demands.”
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