Mannington Mills was recently named a U.S. Department of Energy Save Energy Now LEADER, which recognizes companies that aim to improve energy efficiency by 25 percent over the next 10 years.

“For years we have been saying that actions speak,” said Dave Kitts, Mannington’s vp environment. “At Mannington, we are expanding our standing efforts to reduce energy used compared to product manufactured, to include this partnership with the Department of Energy.”

“By taking this pledge, Mannington Mills has established itself among the vanguard of forward-thinking American companies as a leader in industrial energy efficiency,” noted U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in a letter to Mannington executives.

Other flooring companies involved in the program include 3M, The Dow Chemical Co., Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries. For more information, visit www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow .