CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- New jobs are heading to Mingo County. An improving U.S. economy and increased home construction have prompted Unilin Flooring to add a second work shift at its wood-flooring manufacturing plant in Holden. "We're excited to add a second shift at our Holden Facility," facility manager Andrew Messenger said in a press release. "The past six years have been challenging ones for the flooring industry, but we're now in expansion mode to meet growing demand in the marketplace." Unilin is one of the largest suppliers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, selling products under the Columbia, Century, Mohawk, Quick-Step and Pergo brands at specialty stores, distributors and home centers.
Fifty to 80 jobs will be added to the facility immediately, Messenger said. Linda McEntire, human resource manager for the Holden plant, is accepting applications for the new positions online at www.unilincareers.com."Experience is not necessary because we have an outstanding training program," McEntire said in a press release. "We are looking for reliable people with good work ethic and a focus on quality and safety."