Sunday, May 22, 2011

Story of one flooring manufacturer's effect on it's town

This blog post is a follow up story to my last blog post about the impending tariff on imported Chinese hardwood.
Mannington is a family owned, fourth generation, flooring materials manufacturer. It is one of the most recognizable brand names in the floor industry. They manufacture tile, hardwood, laminate and carpet products.
However despite producing quality products and having a very recognizable brand, they were just one of the many U.S. based flooring companies that were deeply affected over the past decade by the Chinese hardwood flooring importers. Not only did the unfair advantage the Chinese companies have affect Mannington, it affected its employees and the communities their plants were located. The following link shows a video of how they all are starting to rebound after the good news of the impending tariff:

Brian Heltzel

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