In January 1989, a group of company executives returned Mohawk Carpet to its roots by negotiating a buyout of the carpet manufacturing component from Mohasco Corporation. As the dynamics of the 1990s evolved, Mohawk remained steadfast in its vision to be one of the world's leading high quality, value-oriented producers of carpet and rugs. Beginning in 1992, a series of strategic mergers and acquisitions redefined not only Mohawk but the entire floor covering industry.
Each acquisition was uniquely suited to complement Mohawk's strengths...Horizon Industries in 1992; American Rug Craftsman and Karastan-Bigelow in 1993; Aladdin Mills in 1994; Galaxy Carpet Mills in 1995; certain assets from Diamond Carpet Mills in 1997; Newmark Rug Company, American Weavers & World Carpets/WundaWeve in 1998; Durkan Patterned Carpets and Image Industries in 1999; Alliance Pad in 2000; Dal-Tile and American Olean in 2001-a move that made Mohawk a leading supplier of ceramic and stone floor covering-and Lees Carpets in 2003. Each of these companies' strengths-technological advances; distribution networks; product innovations; customer bases; marketing strategies; employee excellence-was blended into the overall organization.