JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE--Harris-Tarkett, Inc., the hardwood flooring subsidiary of Domco Tarkett Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement to purchase the former Burruss facility in Brookneal, Va. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close before the end of April.

``Our customers have been asking us to provide them with more unfinished strip products'', said Jim Morando, president of Harris-Tarkett. ``This acquisition and the just completed expansion at Stuart Flooring will almost double our capacity. This will allow us to meet our customers' requirements for high quality unfinished strips and in doing so, strengthen our relationships.”

A subsidiary of Domco Tarkett Inc., Harris-Tarkett is the second largest hardwood flooring manufacturer in the United States. It currently operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and employs 725 people.