A gradual phasing out of operations will begin later this week and will be completed by the end of August.
Citing consumer trends for the decision, Mohawk stated in a press release that demand is moving away from spun yarn carpeting like those manufactured at the Cartersville location and moving towards filament yarn carpets.
Officials with Mohawk stated that open positions at other facilities will be evaluated for the relocation of as many employees as possible.
"In light of this decision, Mohawk will do everything possible to assist the approximately 200 people at the facility," said Jerry Hendrix, senior human resources director.
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will provide assistance to employees who are expected to lose their jobs at Mohawk.
"The plant closure at Mohawk in Cartersville will create a difficult situation for the workers and their families," Thurmond said. "I want them to know they're not alone in dealing with this situation. The Georgia Department of Labor is committed to helping them find new jobs, or access training and educational opportunities to prepare for new careers."
Staff members of the GDOL have talked with Mohawk management and will schedule meetings with the employer and employees to explain services provided by the labor department.
Commissioner Thurmond said the labor department provides a wide range of transitional services to laid-off workers. These options include on-site employee information sessions describing services available through the Georgia Department of Labor, assistance in filing claims for unemployment compensation, re-employment services, access to retraining opportunities, skills assessment and correlation with available employment opportunities, special workshops on career options and résumé writing and interviewing skills.