Mohawk Industries, a major full-line supplier of floor coverings and a leading supplier of wood flooring in the United States, has joined the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Responsible Procurement Program (RPP).
The RPP is a joint initiative between leading environmental groups and industry manufacturers committed to producing and promoting wood floors that come only from environmentally and socially responsible sources, improving forest sustainability for future generations. The program is unique from all other forest certification programs in that it encompasses all the manufacturer’s raw materials.
“NWFA is pleased to welcome Mohawk Industries to the Responsible Procurement Program,” says NWFA President & CEO, Michael Martin. “With the addition of Mohawk, RPP participating manufacturers now account for more than 27 percent of all wood flooring consumed in the United States.”
Participating manufacturer members of the NWFA RPP now include American OEM, Anderson Tuftex, Mohawk, Mannington, Mullican, Shaw, and Sheoga.
“American hardwoods have a great story to tell,” says Adam Ward, Senior Product Director of Laminate and Wood at Mohawk Industries. “U.S. forests are sustainable and low risk, and the RPP provides a clear way to communicate that to the consumer.”
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,200 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources, and networking to advance their professionalism and success.
The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada),636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at www.nwfa.org.
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States