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.

The award 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 areas.

Through its 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.

According 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.

Present for 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.

Florida 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 worldwide.