JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, has received an Environmental Award of Excellence from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
The award recognizes Mullican’s manufacturing facility in Ronceverte, West Virginia, for its exemplary environmental performance and record of compliance with regulatory authorities in 2014. This year’s awards ceremony was held on June 25 at DEP headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mullican Flooring was nominated by DEP inspectors who ensure the company’s Ronceverte manufacturing plant is in compliance with state law. The Ronceverte plant has approximately 10 outfalls that discharge into the Greenbrier River and one of its tributaries. Throughout 2014, Mullican Flooring initiated a number of changes and improvements on site and in its administration to improve the quality of storm water entering the Greenbrier River from the manufacturing facility.
“Mullican Flooring has long held the position that our natural resources should be valued and protected,” says Neil Poland, president of the Johnson City, Tennessee-based company. “This award underscores our commitment to responsible practices and environmental stewardship. Our employees are on the front lines of this effort and we commend their hard work.”
The DEP’s annual environmental awards recognize the accomplishments of state industries, municipalities, educators and community leaders who strive to protect the environment, work to be good corporate neighbors and educate the state’s citizens. The awards are presented to those who share in the DEP’s mission of promoting a healthy environment and practicing environmental stewardship.
Mullican ranks among the nation’s top five hardwood flooring producers and operates manufacturing facilities in Johnson City, Tennessee; Norton, Virginia; Holland, New York; and Ronceverte, West Virginia. The company manufactures and sells many different styles of prefinished solid and engineered flooring products via a network of 40 distributors and 5,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.mullicanflooring.com.
More about Mullican Flooring
Founded in 1985, Mullican Flooring is known for its diverse range of products and for introducing the hardwood flooring industry’s first solid hardwood products that carry a lifetime moisture warranty.
The company is a charter member of the National Wood Flooring Association’s Responsible Procurement Program and has achieved multiple certifications to demonstrate its support of proper forest management. All of Mullican’s domestic products are allowed to carry the “verified sustainable” seal of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.
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