Davidson County floor manufacturer adds jobs, grows its facility

Desy Papper

Mohawk expands Davidson County facility, adds jobs

THOMASVILLE — Mohawk Industries’ Thomasville, manufacturing facility has completed an expansion and is creating 50 new jobs.

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The Davidson County plant had added a 275,000-square-foot manufacturing area.

“I’m proud of our relationship with this community and proud that Mohawk has recognized that this is a great place to continue to invest our resources,” Mohawk Senior VP of Hardwood and Laminate Operations Bart Stofferis said. “We have a great team here already, and I look forward

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Building trust in your connected products

Desy Papper

The world is experiencing an ongoing technological revolution. Digital connectivity, already essential for many parts of our lives, is rapidly increasing its reach and its benefits.

IoT and connected devices range from everyday objects; from TVs, mobile phones, consumer electronics and ‘wearables’ (Apple watches, Fitbits etc.), to more discreet devices found in buildings and vehicles. What they all have in common is their communication capabilities. Because IoT devices are connected, they allow the free exchange of data and interaction between them, encompassing AI, data analytics, machine learning and decision-making.

For consumers, the IoT offers a more personalised and customised product

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Guest: Labor Day is a tribute to those who manufacture, build and grow

Desy Papper

When many of us were growing up, Labor Day was the traditional end of summer, and we started back to school the next day. Back in those days, political campaigns did not really begin until Labor Day. I recall President Reagan kicking off his 1980 campaign on Labor Day with the Statue of Liberty behind him and Nancy beside him. Since then, many things have changed, including a much earlier start-to-school date and year-round campaigning.

What has not changed – although it may be forgotten – is that we observe Labor Day in honor of those who labor.

Labor Day

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Can Manufacturers Be Both Lean And Resilient?

Desy Papper

There has been much commentary about global supply chains not being resilient enough. All the disruptions caused by the pandemic, of course, has contributed to this. One culprit, it is argued, is global supply chains being too lean. Does this mean, companies should abandon lean practices?

No. It is possible to be

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North Korean contract manufacturing companies in Sinuiju are increasingly shutting down

Desy Papper

Unable to cope with business difficulties owing to the prolonged closure of the Sino-North Korean border, a growing number of workplaces are closing in North Korea. A source says the companies have tried to survive by laying off staff and selling assets, but they have hit their limit.

In a telephone conversation with Daily NK last Thursday, a source in North Pyongan Province said that a string of factories that produced clothing on a contract manufacturing basis for China have closed in Sinuiju. “Because of this, the mood in the city is growing worse,” he claimed. 

Located on the Sino-North

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