Mohawk Industries ( MHK), the Calhoun, Ga.-based floor covering products manufacturer, said it will purchase Propex Fabrics' plant in Roanoke, Ala., that produces secondary carpet backing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquired plant employs about 470 workers. "Propex has been a major supplier of secondary carpet backing to Mohawk. They have earned a reputation as a solid manufacturing organization for quality, service and value. We look forward to welcoming their employees into the Mohawk family and becoming a part of these communities," the company said.