Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk Flooring Honored as “Employer of the Year”

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Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk Flooring Honored as “Employer of the Year”

Charleston, W.Va. – Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk Flooring was recently named an “Employer of the Year” by WorkForce West Virginia for its outstanding commitment to developing a skilled workforce. The awards were presented during the Building Workforce Success Together conference sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.

Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk is one of the world's largest floor covering manufacturers and distributors and is a leading producer of yarn, ceramic tile, area rugs and bath mats. The plant in Holden employs more than 250 people.

“The company takes pride in hiring people from all walks of life and emphasizes putting the right person in the right job,” said Russell L. Fry, acting executive director. “They offer excellent wages and benefits, and continually train their workers to improve their skills and put them in position for promotions within the company. They are always looking for new and innovative ways to be safer and more productive in the manufacturing process.”

The company was nominated by Valerie Smith-Rebholz and Janet Drumheller of WorkForce West Virginia. 

Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk supports the United Way, Tug Valley Friendship Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, Arthritis Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. 

WorkForce West Virginia is a cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers and other interested individuals. More information is available online at

Columbia/Unilin/Mohawk Flooring Honored as “Employer of the Year”

Pictured are from left: Tim Williams, Columbia Plant Manager; Janet Drumheller, WorkForce Business Consultant; Russell Fry, Acting Executive Director, Workforce WV; Sandy Kinser, Columbia Boxer/Grader; Linda McEntire, Columbia Human Resources Manager; Kathy Conn, Columbia Epoxy Operator; Paul Brown, Columbia Lumber Inspector; Valerie Smith-Rebholz, WorkForce Business Consultant; Ken Jude, Columbia Safety Manager