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Betsy Amoroso
Mannington Mills
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications




SALEM, NJ, July 19, 2018—A group of Mannington’s Madison and Calhoun, Georgia-based associates and their families recently competed in the 3rd Annual West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race to benefit the LaGrange, GA, Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter. 

Mannington dragon boat racers show enthusiasm for the cause.
Photo credit:  Mannington

This unique fundraising event featured authentic Hong Kong-style dragon boat racing (the eighth fastest growing sport in the world) with 30 teams paddling across LaGrange’s West Point Lake.  Proceeds from the event benefit Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter in LaGrange.

Mannington dragon boat racers in action.
Photo credit: Mark Reeves Photography 2018


Mannington’s team, dubbed “Russell’s Rowers,” was comprised of associates and their families from Mannington’s Madison and Calhoun, GA, locations. “This was Mannington’s first dragon boat race competition,” says Russell Grizzle, Mannington President and CEO, whose wife, Janice Grizzle, is one of the founders of Harmony House and served as the shelter’s first president of the Board of Directors. The Grizzle family remains very active in their support of the shelter and its mission. “Everyone who participated had a lot of fun, all while raising money for an important cause.”


Founded in 2005, Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter is located in LaGrange, GA, and provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention and advocacy for adults and children who are domestic violence victims.

Mannington supports a number of charitable programs across the U.S., focusing on communities where it has operations.  For more information, visit


About Mannington Mills
One of the world's leading manufacturers of fine flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., is based in Salem, New Jersey (USA). The company manufactures residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, resilient and hardwood floors; as 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. Now in its second century of doing business in the USA, Mannington Mills remains committed to quality, customer satisfaction and innovative manufacturing with award-winning product design, state-of-the-art processes and industry-leading programs. 



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