Florida Tile recently received the Award of Excellence from Mountain Re-Source for the company’s continuing humanitarian efforts in Appalachia and, most recently, for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. The award was presented during Coverings 2010, held April 17-10 in Orlando, Fla.
was made by West Virginia-based Mountain Re-Source, a non-profit, 501c3 organization
whose mission is to “match the under-resourced with the overstocked,” according
to the organization’s web site. Mountain Re-Source supports disadvantaged
Americans in the rural Kentucky and West Virginia mountain
support of Habitat for Humanity, Mountain Re-Source and Haiti’s
Operation Compassion” efforts, Florida Tile has so far donated more than
$600,000 in surplus first-quality tile, which otherwise would have been
destined for clean fill projects or plant recycling.
to early statistics, Florida Tile recently answered Haiti’s post-earthquake
call for tile with nearly 20 percent of the half million square feet requested
by Operation Compassion.
the award were: Dan Marvin, Florida Tile’s director of quality assurance and
technical services; Andrea Zanni, the company’s chief financial and chief
operating officer; Herb Miller of the Mountain Re-Source Center; Michael
Franceschelli, recently appointed Florida Tile ceo; and Luca Setti, company
senior vp for branch sales organization.
Tile continues to work with organizations like Mountain Re-Source, Habitat for Humanity
(Tile Partners for Humanity) and others to donate surplus materials to worthy charities
Florida Tile receives Award of Excellence for humanitarian initiatives
May 20, 2010