Roppe Names Primco New Distributor in Canada

Fostoria, Ohio, February 1, 2007--Roppe Corporation, a leading supplier of rubber and vinyl flooring products and accessories, proudly named Primco Ltd. its newest distributor. Primco Ltd., based in Calgary, will distribute Roppe’s complete line of products. “Roppe looks forward to working with such a strong, family-owned operation that is modeled much like our own business structure”, said Donald P. Miller, president and CEO of Roppe Holding Company. “We anticipate this relationship will offer both Roppe and Primco the greatest opportunity for continued success in the Canadian market,” said Bart Rogers, vice president of sales and marketing of Roppe Holding Company. Primco has been serving the Western Canadian building materials’ market for more than 60 years, switching their business focus strictly to flooring products in 1987. Primco is owned by Wayne Overacker, who started with the company as a sales representative in 1966. Vice President Grant Bjerke and Sales Manager Cameron Overacker combined efforts with the Roppe marketing team to organize roll-outs at all locations during the first two weeks of January. The roll-outs consisted of in-depth product training for Primco staff each morning and product showings in art gallery settings with lunch provided to introduce the line to their architects, design and contractor partners at each location. Primco has distribution locations in Calgary and Edmonton, AB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK; Richmond, BC and Winnipeg, MB. Roppe Corporation, based in Fostoria, Ohio, has been preserving jobs and promoting a better way of life for the residents of their community since its establishment in 1955. Roppe has more than 50 years of proven flooring experiences that the flooring industry has grown to know and trust.

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