Mohawk Receives Green Power Leadership Award

PRESS RELEASE

COHOES, NY— Mohawk Fine Papers has recieved the 2005 Green Power Leadership Award in the category of "Green Power Purchasing." Hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Green Power Leadership Award for purchasers is a recognition program of the Green Power Partnership. This annual award honors U.S. organizations that make significant purchases of renewable energy, thus helping to build the market for green power. Mohawk was selected as a recipient of this due to the company's commitment and proven track record in green power procurement.

Mohawk is the only paper mill in the U.S. to use wind energy to manufacture paper. In 2004, Mohawk first began using the pollution-free alternative energy source for its Cohoes, New York, plant. Then, on June 1, 2005, following this year‚s acquisition of the Fine Papers business from International Paper, Mohawk negotiated a contract to purchase an additional 35 million kWhs of wind powered energy to its newly acquired Beckett Mill in Hamilton, OH. Mohawk's annual purchase of 45 million kWhs of wind energy offsets 21% of the electricity used at Mohawk Fine Papers' two New York mills and 50% of the electricity used at its Beckett Mill. Currently Mohawk manufactures five of its brands entirely with windpower.

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