HOLDEN, W.Va. — A hardwood flooring plant in Logan County is closing in early May, the company announced Thursday.

The decision by Mohawk Industries will put 111 people at the operation located at the Buck Harless Wood Products Industrial Park in Holden out of work.

The company said it will be consolidating the operations with a plant it owns in Arkansas. The Holden closure is set for May 7.

Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

“I am deeply disappointed and saddened by this announcement, and my thoughts are with all of the workers affected. I have reached out to leaders at Mohawk Industries to ask them to reconsider their decision to close this factory – when I visited this location last year, I saw firsthand just how hardworking and loyal these employees are. I will continue to work with local officials to help these employees and to attract new employers to southern West Virginia.”

Senator Joe Manchin released the following statement Thursday evening:

“I am very disappointed by the announcement of Mohawk Industries’ decision to close its flooring plant in Holden, leaving 111 residents without employment in Logan and Mingo Counties. This decision affects the livelihood of West Virginians who count on these jobs to take care of their families and my prayers are with these workers, their families and their communities. I will work with state and federal agencies to assist these workers in any and every way I can. Most importantly, I urge Mohawk Industries to keep the local community and its workforce in mind and to do everything it can to help the employees and their families affected by this consolidation.”

Senator Shelley Moore Capito said on Twitter she was “disappointed” in the decision, and her thoughts were with those affected by the move.

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