Faus Signs Distribution Deal with Dealers Supply

Dalton, GA, April 10, 2006--Faus Group, announced today its has signed an agreement with Dealers Supply Company to begin distribution of the Fausfloor laminate flooring program in May 2006. Dealers Supply, formerly a division of West Durham Lumber Company, is a third generation, family-owned floor covering distributor located in Durham, NC. They service independent flooring retailers in North and South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky. Dealers Supply will be distributing the Fausfloor Masterpieces, Essentials and Classic Americana Collections. The Masterpieces Collection is a premium laminate flooring line, featuring both wood grain and tile decors that emphasize fashion-forward styles and has all of the “Interactive Innovations” Faus offers. Classic Americana, Faus’ most recent launch, debuted for the first time during Domotex Asia in Shanghai in March 2006. This line is the first premium embossed-in-register, four-sided beveled product manufactured out of Faus’ Shanghai manufacturing facility. Dealers Supply has a 15,000 sf warehouse operation in Knoxville, TN, a 24,000 sf facility in Cayce, SC and a 100,000 sf operation in Mebane, NC. The company has over 90 employees, including 16 sales people, spread throughout their marketplace. The product offering spans the entire floor covering spectrum; including Mannington, Flexco, Scandian Hardwood, Green Mountain Hardwood, Lauzon Hardwood, Leggett & Platt Cushion, Laufen Ceramic, Esquire, Taylor Adhesives, Mapei. “We are thrilled to partner with Dealers Supply in the Carolina market. As we continue to launch the Fausfloor program in North America, it is important for us to develop a distributor network that is highly regarded by our retail partners,” said Katie McGrady-Allman, national sales director for Fausfloor.“ In the surveys that we conducted with our retailers in the Carolinas, Dealers Supply was always top of mind and highly regarded for their service, supply and excellent relationships.” “We visited the Faus management team in Calhoun and came away very impressed with not only the product offering, but their excitement towards the laminate category,” said Russ Barringer and Stephen Barringer, owners of Dealers Supply. “Like most good manufactures, Faus is committed to the laminate category with a quality product and excellent styling. This is a 'wow' line."

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