Calhoun companies partner to provide Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston
Calhoun may be more than 800 miles from Houston, Texas, but that didn’t stop two local companies from partnering to offer a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Mohawk Industries and Nature’s Big Springs Water teamed up to donate and deliver more than 100,000 bottles of water to the Houston area. They split the cost of the water and will leverage Mohawk’s fleet to make the delivery once the roads are passable.
“When we saw the devastation the hurricane caused, we knew we wanted to help, and we also knew we had the means to do so with our trucks,” Mohawk Vice President of Logistics Dan Flowers said. “Each month, Mohawk trucks travel more than a million miles, transporting products across the country. Even though Mohawk is headquartered in Calhoun, our drivers have many strong connections to communities throughout the United States where they have built relationships with customers and suppliers. That’s true in Houston, where we operate a satellite warehouse and our ceramic division operates several sales service centers. Thanks to our partnership with Nature’s Big Spring Water, we were able to make a difference.”
This is the second time Mohawk and Nature’s Big Springs Water have partnered to provide disaster relief.
“It’s not every day you see two locally-based companies come together and help people in need half way across the country,” Nature’s Big Springs Water owner Julian Jones said. “Being in the water business means we have access to an essential relief item when a disaster occurs. Mohawk had the trucks and resources to make this delivery a possibility. Helping others is important to us, and we were glad to partner with Mohawk to make this happen.”
Mohawk employs approximately 140 people in the Houston area – all of whom have been identified as safe and sheltered, although some of their homes have been severely compromised. In addition to the water delivery, the company will provide additional assistance to employees affected by the hurricane.
About Mohawk Industries
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer, creating products that 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, Quick-Step and Unilin. 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 Nature’s Big Spring Water
Nature’s Big Spring Water is Calhoun, Georgia’s own naturally alkaline spring water bottling company. For hundreds of years, the spring has pushed forth millions of gallons of pure spring water from hundreds of feet beneath the earth, flowing on average, 11 million gallons of water daily. Our production facility draws directly from the center of the water column at a constant 54 degrees year round. A family owned and operated business for over a decade, Nature’s Big Spring Water services areas from Chattanooga, Tenn to Atlanta, Ga. and all points in between including a second distribution center located in Knoxville, Tenn.