Daltile Named Preferred Supplier by ReSource

Aurora, CO, July 5, 2007--The ReSource Commercial Flooring Network (RCFN) announced at its recent Network Exchange meeting, held in Newport Beach, California, April 25-28, 2007, that Daltile has joined its preferred supplier group. Daltile joins a strategic group of manufacturers currently part of RCFN that include the industry’s most recognized brands of commercial flooring, accessories and installation products.


“With the growing use of ceramic tile and natural stone flooring materials, the addition of Daltile fills

an important business segment for our member owners.” said Ron Lee, RCFN’s Executive Director.

Dal-Tile manufactures, distributes and markets high-quality ceramic tile products.


The largest U.S. ceramic tile manufacturer, and one of the largest in the world, Dal-Tile currently operates ten manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, and employs over 10,000 people.


The company began operations in 1947, establishing its first glazed wall tile manufacturing facility

and corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Since that time, company operations have greatly

expanded and now incorporate the manufacture of glazed porcelain tile, glazed and unglazed floor

tile, glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaics, and unglazed quarry tile.


In December 1995, Dal-Tile, then the largest U.S. manufacturer of ceramic tile, acquired American

Olean Tile Company, the second largest manufacturer of ceramic tile, combining the strengths of the two industry giants.


Daltile brand products are sold primarily through a network of company-operated sales centers. With

over 250 locations, these sales centers form the largest manufacturer operated wholesale

distribution network in the U.S. ceramic tile industry. Each sales center functions as a "one-stop"

source for ceramic and porcelain tile, natural stone, installation materials and tools.

"Daltile is pleased with the opportunity to participate as a Preferred Supplier to the ReSource

Commercial Flooring Network. We look forward to partnering with this select group of quality,

commercial floor covering contractors and growing our business together in the years to come, said


John Turner, Sr., General Manager, Commercial Sales, Daltile." The Resource Commercial Flooring Network, LLC (RCFN) is a member owned network of professional commercial flooring contractors located throughout the United States. RCFN was formed when it acquired the assets of Resource Connec+ from Interface, Inc. in March 2006. The organizations goal is to increase the flooring contractor’s value in the supply chain, and ensure that these values are continually enhanced to support its customers and suppliers. The basic business principle is to provide its member owners programs, services and additional income unavailable as a stand alone independent company. Example programs and services include marketing, advertising, cost management, recruiting and training. RCFN has Member Owners in all major, most secondary and some tertiary markets throughout the U.S.

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