The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the presentation of the GSA Evergreen Award to Mohawk Industries of Kennesaw, Ga. This annual award recognizes the efforts of GSA corporate partners for their efforts in recycling, identifying environmentally preferable products and waste reduction.

GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry and Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator B arbara L. Shelton presented the award to Tom Lape, president of the Mohawk Group Commercial Brands. Frank Endrenyi, Mohawk's Vice President for Technical Development, and Bob Brown, Mohawk's Vice President of Aviation and Specialty Markets, were also on hand to accept the award.

Mohawk participates in several environmental initiatives, including the Consortium for Competitiveness in the Apparel, Carpet and Textile Industries, which sponsors research in recycling processes, waste reduction and new generation environmental technology; CRI -- the Carpet and Rug Institute, which developed the Green Label Program for air quality testing standards; and Carpet America Recovery Effort, which has set the stage for a reduction in the amount of carpet going into landfills. Mohawk is also a founding member of the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC), a coalition of leaders from across the building industry that promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.