Mohawk Helps Revitalize Georgia Schools in Partnership With Community-focused School Crashers Program

Mohawk Helps Revitalize Georgia Schools in Partnership With Community-focused School Crashers Program

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., August 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ —This year many Georgia schoolchildren will work and play in classrooms and media spaces with a fresh look and energy due in part to Mohawk Industries and the Georgia United Credit Union School Crashers℠ program.

Since the program’s inception five years ago, Mohawk has partnered with the Georgia-based credit union to “crash” select community schools and give them much-needed renovations. Each year hundreds of schools apply for facility makeovers, providing a list of their needs, and School Crashers chooses the lucky winners.

Donating commercial broadloom carpet, carpet tile, adhesive and bound area rugs (including 40 story-time reading rugs), the manufacturer fulfilled the various flooring needs of six Georgia schools: Rock Chapel Elementary, Lithonia (grand prize winner); Briarlake Elementary, Decatur; Evansdale Elementary, Doraville; Bob Mathis Elementary, Decatur; Hightower Elementary, Doraville; and Sequoyah Middle School, Doraville. Renovations were completed just in time for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

“Mohawk supports programs like School Crashers because they bring communities together, and that is an important component of our Believe in Better philosophy,” said Michel Vermette, president of Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk Industries. “We are committed to improving the standard of living in the communities in which we live and work. From our experience in serving the education market, we know that a student’s environment plays an important role in their learning. By partnering with School Crashers, we believe we can help create a better future for Georgia schoolchildren.”

Over the course of its five years, the School Crashers program has provided 33 deserving schools with facility improvements. “We take great pride in being active and responsible members of the communities we serve and believe giving back is not just the right way, but the only way,” said Debbie Smith, Georgia United Credit Union president and CEO. “Georgia United is a partner in education, and we want students to have the best possible environment in which to learn and play. We are grateful for our volunteers who helped make this year’s School Crashers program a success, and we would like to give special thanks to our partners—Mohawk Industries, the Home Depot Foundation, Coca-Cola and the Chick-fil-A Foundation—for their generous support.” 

To learn more about the program, please visit GUCU.org/schoolcrashers.

About Mohawk
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia in both size and safety with over $1 billion in assets, 160,000 members and 19 branch locations. Georgia United seeks to make members’ lives easier by offering products, services and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. Georgia United Credit Union serves all state agency employees, the board of regents of colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems.

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