The History of Mannington Mills

Company History

Mannington Mills was founded, and is still headquartered, in Salem, New Jersey.  In business since 1915 and family-owned for five generations, Mannington and its associates still operate under the same mission and values set forth by its founders:  To be the best people to do business with in the flooring industry. 

In 1915 John Boston Campbell and his sons Neil and Kenneth started a little floor covering company in Salem, New Jersey and operated under the values of hard work, honest dealing, faith, family and community.

Over the years they built a solid reputation for being good people to do business with.  So from a small vinyl flooring manufacturer, the company grew, expanded, and innovated into a multi-national corporation, producing and marketing hardwood, laminate, porcelain tile and commercial carpet floor coverings, in addition to vinyl. 

But it wasn’t always easy.  Mannington survived two catastrophic fires in Salem, NJ; a blizzard-related roof collapse at the Mannington Commercial headquarters in Calhoun, GA; two World Wars, the Great Depression, and several other major economic downturns. 

In all the years since its founding, the values of hard work, honest dealing, faith, family, and community that motivated John Boston Campbell still drive daily life at Mannington, as the company enters the 21st Century still under the Campbell family’s ownership.

In 2008, Mannington acquired Burke Industries ( www.burkeindustries.com ), a manufacturer of high-quality resilient products including rubber flooring tiles, wall base, treads, and accessories.  This acquisition expands and enhances Mannington’s presence in the commercial flooring marketplace. 

Today, Mannington continues successfully to produce high quality flooring products that have received numerous awards for their outstanding style and design. Mannington has also won awards as best flooring manufacturer for many years, and the two business units of Mannington - commercial and residential - work together as "One Mannington" to produce top quality flooring products at four plant locations in Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, and North Carolina; and at Burke Industries facilities in Eustis, Fla., and San Jose, Calif.