Mohawk took top honors among all flooring companies on the 17th annual Training magazine “Top 125” list, placing 66 alongside some of the United State’s most highly regarded businesses. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Mohawk has earned a spot in the “Top 125” rankings compiled by the leading publication for learning and development professionals.
“Our long history of appearing in Training’s ‘Top 125’ reflects the important contributions made by hundreds of trainers throughout Mohawk and reinforces the value they bring to our company and to our customers,” said Becky Redd, corporate learning director for Mohawk Industries. “I am so proud that their outstanding work has been recognized once again.”
The 2017 rankings were unveiled at a black-tie gala on January 30 as part of the annual Training Convention and Expo, held this year in San Diego. In addition to Mohawk, other highly respected companies in the newly announced list included Aetna, Allianz, Anthem, AT&T, CVS Health, General Motors, Mastercard, Nationwide, New York Life, Pacific Gas & Electric, Quicken Loans, Ricoh and Western Union.
The annual list evaluates excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs across all aspects of the business: manufacturing, logistics, sales, administrative functions, safety and compliance. Mohawk was the highest ranked flooring manufacturer on the current list.
“Mohawk leverages its training advantages to deliver industry-leading design, service, quality and innovation, all of which position us as the preferred flooring provider,” Redd said. “Most people know that Mohawk continually invests in new technology to deliver exceptional products to market, and we are also investing in our people to ensure that they have the skills to optimize state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, groundbreaking logistics systems or leading-edge customer relationship management platforms.”
Redd emphasized that Mohawk’s commitment to workforce development creates value for customers and lays the foundation for the continued success of the enterprise.
“Mohawk is actively reinforcing a learning culture,” Redd said. “Whether that’s in formal programs like our award-winning pre-apprentice and apprentice initiatives or through informal training, coaching and mentoring, thousands of people at Mohawk are sharing skills, building strengths and helping fulfill their potential while achieving the business’ objectives.”
The current “Top 125” was highly competitive, according to the magazine. The rankings are determined by assessing a range of factors, including the scope of development programs and how well those initiatives assist the organization in achieving its business goals and objectives. Training’s Top 125 recognizes the world’s elite learning organizations. All companies are eligible to enter as long as their primary business is not selling training products and services.
“The 2017 Training Top 125 winners don’t just set the bar for employee training and development, they vault over it,” said Training magazine editor-in-chief Lorri Freifeld. “They are champions of learning and ensure their employees have the skills to succeed in this competitive, ever-changing world. They insist on training tied to corporate strategic goals, and they have the results to show for it. We applaud these organizations for their world-class training and development efforts.”
A complete listing of the 2017 Top 125 organizations is available at TrainingMag.com.
About Mohawk Industries
Mohawk Industries is the 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, wood, 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 American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, 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.