Mannington Mills Named New Jersey Family Business of the Year 2016
SALEM, NJ, (October 27, 2016)--Mannington Mills, one of the world's largest manufacturers of fine flooring based in Salem, NJ, has been named "New Jersey Family Business of the Year 2016" by Fairleigh Dickinson University's Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
This recognition coincides with the company's Centennial year as it joins an elite group of local and national family-owned companies--those in continuous business for 100 years. As only one percent of family-owned businesses survive to the fourth generation, Mannington's success as a fifth generation, family-owned company places it in rarified company.
Keith Campbell, Mannington Chairman of the Board, accepted the award during a ceremony at the Livingston, NJ, Crystal Plaza, along with Russell Grizzle, Mannington CEO; Zack Zehner, Mannington Senior Vice President of Distribution Network (and a Campbell family member); and Ian Campbell, Mannington Senior Analyst of Segment Strategy (and a Campbell family member).
Campbell addressed the audience after Mannington was named winner. "My great grandfather started Mannington 100 years ago as a way to stay close with his two sons. It was truly a family business. Here we are in our fourth generation, moving into the fifth, and we're still a true family business. It's an honor to be recognized and I know they would be proud of what Mannington has become."
Mannington produces the great majority of its flooring at its own manufacturing plants in the United States: 100% of its sheet vinyl and vinyl composition tile in New Jersey; 100% of its laminate flooring in North Carolina; 100% of its commercial carpet in Georgia; 100% of its rubber flooring in California and Florida; about 90% of its hardwood flooring in Alabama and North Carolina; and 80% of its luxury vinyl flooring in Georgia.
A commitment to the world outside of Mannington is central to the company's core value of "do the right thing." Reducing Mannington's impact on the environment through a reduction in water and energy usage, an increase in recycling and product life-cycles, and other initiatives, has won the company accolades at local, state and national levels.
Mannington's position as a major employer in the communities where it resides offers opportunities for the company (and its associates) to support a variety of national and local organizations/events. Among those in New Jersey are: The United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank of South Jersey and Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey.
About the "New Jersey Family Business of the Year" Program:
Now in its 24th year, the "New Jersey Family Business of the Year" program recognizes the important role that family business play in the U.S. economy. Family businesses are a key economic backbone, controlling 30-60 percent of the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP). They are also philanthropic and civic-minded which support and benefit the communities in which they are based. Awardees are selected based on their rate of growth over the last three years, their philanthropic and economic impact, how they have overcome challenges, their vision for the future, and other factors.
About the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
Part of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrpreneurship and Innovation is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. The Institute's academic program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by the Princeton Review.
About Mannington Mills:
One of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial fine flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., is based in Salem, New Jersey (USA). The company manufactures residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, resilient and hardwood floors; well as commercial carpet and rubber under the Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico and Burke brands. Founded in 1915 by John Boston Campbell, the company is still privately held and owned by the Campbell family. As Mannington Mills celebrates its Centennial, it does so with a continued commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and innovative manufacturing with award-winning product design and smart marketing, state-of-the-art processes and industry-leading programs. www.mannington.com
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications