published Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Mohawk completes purchase of Spano 

Mohawk Industries, Inc., announced today that it has completed its purchase of the Spano Group, a Belgian panel board manufacturer, for $164 million, or 125 million Euro.

Spano makes chip and melamine board, which are used in the building products and furniture industries. The Belgium company generates annual sales of $240 million, or 183 million Euro.

Mohawk CEO Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum said the acquisition continues Mohawk’s expansion into other lines of floorcovering and building materials. Mohawk bought the European laminate floor manufacturer Unilin Holdings NV last fall for $988 million.

“Spano extends our customer base into new channels of distribution and adds technical expertise and product knowledge which we can leverage across the segment,” Lorberbaum said in a statement today. “The significant synergies between Unilin and Spano create opportunities to optimize manufacturing assets and processes, raw materials and operational efficiencies.”

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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