From left: Roppe Holding Co. pres. Don Gillett, honors Brett Biggs, Flintile’s CEO, with Flexco NW sales mgr. Clarke Beeler and Jeff Collum, Roppe Holding Co. vp of sales.

A nearly 30-year-old company reached a new milestone this year, when Portland, Ore., distributor Flintile Inc. was named Flexco's 2004 Distributor of the Year. The six-person firm has distributed Flexco products since 1977. While Flintile has been lauded by Flexco in the past, this is the first time it has been celebrated as a distributor of the year by Flexco.