Galaxy Carpet by Mohawk is our collection of
"wider-wide" products and unique product offerings. While a wide
range of price points and styles are available, products in the Galaxy line tend
to offer characteristics not available from other collections. Galaxy
products are generally made of branded fiber, such as Stainmaster®, WearDated®,
or Anso® nylon fiber creating an offering that is both functional and stylized.
Galaxy Carpet Mills was founded
in 1968 in north Georgia and rapidly expanded during the early 1970's. By
the 1980's Galaxy had expanded its Chatsworth, GA and had dyeing operations in
Dalton, Georgia and yarn manufacturing plants in Chatsworth, Pittsburg, TN and
Fort Oglethorpe, GA. In June 1989 the largest Canadian carpet
manufacturer, Peerless Carpet Corporation, acquired Galaxy to form the fourth
largest carpet manufacturer in the world. Over the next several years
modernization was done to upgrade quality, productivity, and service. More
importantly, this merger allowed Galaxy to expand its export business.
In 1995, Mohawk Industries acquired Galaxy from Peerless to grow Mohawk's export
business and to take advantage of Galaxy's 15-foot wide carpet production
equipment. Today Mohawk offers products covering every price point, fiber
type, & styling option and operates one of the largest & most effective
trucking companies in the world.