545 West Walnut Street

Shamokin, PA 17872

Did you know…

  • Frank T. Peters, president of Mohawk Industries, is originally from Shamokin, PA.?
  • The American carpet industry began in 1791.
  • Catherine Evans-Whitener is credited to giving birth to the tufted carpet industry from her method of creating tufted bedspreads in the early 1900’s.
  • Erastus Bigelow founded America’s first carpet mill in 1825.
  • Prior to 1950 over 90% of carpet was woven.
  • DuPont invented nylon in the 1930’s and the name is a combination of the words “New York” and “London”.
  • Dalton, Georgia is known as the “Carpet Capital of the World”.
  • The name Berber comes from the Moroccan tribe meaning “saddle weaving”
  • ScotchGard protection first appeared on carpet in 1973.
  • The most popular carpet color is beige.
  • On average, people change their carpet every 7 years.
  • The yearly US carpet production is well in excess of one billion square yards.
  • One billion square yards amounts to roughly: a 12 feet wide piece of carpet wrapping around the equator six times.
  • The largest carpeted floor space in America was the World Trade Center Towers.
  • Mohawk is the largest industrial recycler in America.
  • On average, 30 plastic bottles are recycled to make one square yard of Mohawk EVERSTRAND™ carpet.
  • DuPont™ Sorona® is made with 37% corn sugars, therefore every 7 yards of carpet made with DuPont Sorona saves about 1 gallon of gas.
  • The dimensions of the red carpet at the Oscars: 500 feet long, 33 feet wide.
  • Ceramic Tile was invented more than 6,000 years ago, and tiles dating back to 4th century b.c. survive to this day.
  • In an average 6-room household, 40 pounds of dust will fall in one year.

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