J.J. Haines to Distribute Armstrong Hardwood Floor

Lancaster, PA., September 27, 2005 –- Armstrong Floor Products announced today that J.J. Haines & Company, Inc. will distribute Armstrong Hardwood Flooring by Hartco in a territory that includes central New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. With the addition of Armstrong Hardwood, J.J. Haines becomes one of only a handful of distributors to carry all three of the company’s leading wood brands, including Bruce Hardwood Flooring and Robbins Fine Hardwood Flooring. “Armstrong and J.J. Haines have been solid partners for more than 50 years,” says Paul Murfin, vice president, Armstrong Floor Products Sales. “We selected J. J. Haines to service the Armstrong Wood brand because of its outstanding track record of strong sales support and service commitment to customers. Haines is committed to providing exceptional service, value pricing, strong inventory and quality sales representation in the field.” “We are excited by this opportunity,” says Scott D. Roy, vice president, Sales, J. J. Haines. “The Armstrong name is the best-known flooring brand recognized the world over for superior design, quality, warranties and service. Imagine that brand power associated with hardwood flooring.” “Armstrong Hardwood Flooring by Hartco gives J.J. Haines a wood flooring line that is designed and focused toward the independent retailer. Our customers now have a single source supplier through J.J. Haines, and no other distributor in the United States can inventory all three wood lines like we currently do,” adds Roy. As part of the official “kick-off” this fall, J.J. Haines plans to introduce exciting new programs and services: Armstrong Hardwood Flooring by Hartco has introduced dozens of exciting new flooring styles, solid and engineered, domestic and exotic. As a special promotion for the current Elite Dealers, J.J. Haines is offering a $100 bonus for every 1,000 square feet or more sold of “most” products, invoiced from September 29th through December 2nd. Several upgraded styles and patterns also qualify for double points. In recognition of the importance of product knowledge training, J.J. Haines is planning extensive training programs for Elite dealers and their staff. The half-day training will be an informative day of product knowledge, installation and sales strategy. “We’ve committed to update every Elite dealer with new samples, new merchandising, training, exceptional service and special promotions -— the first 30-60 days promised to be quite exciting,” says Clark Hodgkins, director of Hardwood Flooring for J.J. Haines. J.J. Haines is one of the oldest and largest flooring distributors in the United States, servicing customers in the mid-Atlantic and southern states since 1874. The company carries a full line of flooring products and services. Qualified retailers and contractors interested in the Armstrong Hardwood Flooring by Hartco line can contact J.J. Haines at 1-800-922-9248.

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