Baltimore -- Tarkett hosted a lunch at Fishman Flooring Solutions headquarters in Baltimore on December 11, 2019 to conclude Fishman’s year-long celebration of 100 years of continuous business success.

“It’s important to note that Tarkett was a key part of our centennial celebration from the very beginning and not just at the end,” said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions, a distributor of Tarkett products. “They hosted celebratory lunches throughout the year at each of the 37 Fishman branches and we’re extremely grateful for their support, as well as for our excellent partnership with them.”

A feature at the 37 lunches was a banner provided by Tarkett that recognized Fishman for its long-term leadership in the flooring marketplace. The banner was signed by Tarkett’s sales teams and Fishman employees at each branch. The final stop for the traveling banner was Fishman’s Baltimore headquarters, where it was signed by employees and senior managers from both companies and where it will be on permanent display.

“One hundred years of success in today’s business world is a unique accomplishment,” said Debbie McLaughlin, Tarkett vice president for distribution. “Sponsoring the 37 lunches and presenting the signed banner was our way of recognizing that unique accomplishment in our unique way.”

Fishman first opened its doors in Baltimore in 1919, selling thread and sewing supplies to workrooms under the name L. Fishman & Son. Over the years, it has evolved into a supplier of more than 36,000 products to flooring installation contractors. Fishman, which is 100% employee-owned, changed its name to Fishman Flooring Solutions in 2012 to better reflect the value it brings to the flooring marketplace.

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