Mohawk Industries Honored As Recipient Of Textile World 2006 Innovation Award

Atlanta, GA — Mohawk Industries, Inc.
has been named the recipient of the 2006 Innovation Award from

Textile World
, the leading trade magazine for the US textile industry.

Mohawk Industries was selected as the recipient of the award based on the company’s
long-standing commitment to innovation in the textile industry and its business prowess in the
floorcovering industry, according to James M. Borneman, publisher of

Textile World
. Mohawk Industries is the largest floorcovering manufacturer and distributor in the
world, with 2006 sales approaching $7 billion.

“Mohawk is a very special company — one with a rich history, strong leadership that
understands today’s challenging business environment, and one that is one the move strategically
expanding its product and marketing capabilities,” said Borneman.

“Recognition from within one’s industry is always noteworthy and particularly satisfying,”
said Jeff Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries. “We are honored to be selected for
this honor from

Textile World
, and I think that it represents the continuous effort of employees throughout Mohawk
Industries to improve, renew, and redefine how our company works.”


Textile World
Innovation Award is presented annually by

Textile World
magazine in recognition of outstanding efforts and accomplishments in the textile
industry. The July/August 2006 issue of

Textile World
will feature the full Mohawk Industries story. Visit

Textile World
on the web at

Textile World
has covered the North American textile industry for more than 130 years and is a member
of the Textile Industries Media Group, a division of Atlanta-based Billian Publishing, Inc.

Nominations for future awards may be made by contacting the editorial staff at

Textile World
, 2100 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339; (770) 955-5656.

For More Information, contact:

James Borneman


May 25, 2006