Mohawk To Expand SC Yarn Operations

Calhoun, Ga.-based floor covering manufacturer Mohawk Industries Inc. plans to build a new yarn
manufacturing plant near Bennettsville, S.C. The new plant will be built on land bordering Mohawk’s
Oak River yarn plant and will complement that operation, which produces more than 50 million pounds
of spun and filament fiber per year. The expansion, projected for completion by the end of this
year, is expected to generate approximately 300 new jobs.

“This is a tremendous community of hard working, conscientious people, and we look forward to
welcoming more of them into the Mohawk family,” said Jerry Hendrix, director of human resources,
Yarn Division.

January 2005