Frank D. Pabis started Mohawk Finishing Products with an initial investment of $5,000 in 1948. In 1973, Pabis merged his firm with RPM, a company based in Ohio. By 1980, Mohawk Finishing had 200 employees, 140 of them in Amsterdam. Pabis died in 1981. Twenty years later, in 2001, RPM closed the Amsterdam plant and moved Mohawk Finishing Products to Hudson, North Carolina.
Today Mohawk Finishing Products is the leading manufacturer and distributor of professional wood touch up, repair and finishing products. Mohawk offers the highest quality wood coatings and finishing products, furniture polishes and cleaners, and touch up and repair products for wood and leather in the industry. Specialising in products for the furniture, cabinet and flooring markets, Mohawk also offers environmentally friendly touch up and repair products. Mohawk considers the best products as well as the best practices. Mohawk provides more products and services to help small to mid-size businesses with their furniture and cabinet finishing, finishing and repair projects than anyone in the industry.
Based in Hickory, North Carolina, Mohawk Finishing offers its top quality wood coatings and finishing products across the country and around the world through respected distributors.
The finishing industry is rapidly changing. New techniques in manufacturing, modern colour variations, synthetic materials, and new chemical treatments, have all contributed to the complex changes the industry is experiencing. Old methods of staining and shading as well as old finishing techniques, are being superseded by new methods which must cope with modern and varying standards.
Mohawk is proud that, in the face of these changes, it has not only kept abreast but also anticipated many of these changes. Our research department is constantly experimenting and testing new methods and devices. Recent developments have vastly improved Touch-Up Markers, Fillers, Epoxy Adhesives and a complete line of Kits and repair products for wood, leather and vinyl. Mohawk’s Tone Finish® aerosol products haven been an invaluable tool for the finisher. And, with their modern laboratory facilities, Mohawk are in a position to formulate and furnish you with almost any desired item and any special shade and colour.