Today, facility and risk managers, architects and specifiers are being asked to do so much more than just build and renovate spaces. They are charged with creating dynamic places that connect the purpose, values and objectives of an organization with its people. They have to manage a complex web of issues from work processes and technology to communications, while considering design, comfort, sustainability, life-safety and compliance in a litigious environment. And they have to do it with tighter budgets and shrinking time frames.
The world has clearly changed. We choose to see these issues as an opportunity rather than a problem. In fact, we’ve redesigned our company to provide our customers with customized flooring solutions that help them meet their business objectives. We strive to help our customers redefine their interior environments so they become investments in human capital, rather than simply operating expenses. As the leader in specialty flooring industry, we’re showing clients how integrating design with life-safety can enhance employee productivity and help companies attract, motivate and retain the best talent.
This integrated approach to interior space may not be what you expect from a flooring company. But we’re used to doing things differently. Innovation is in our company’s DNA and has been for over 100 years. In 1920 our predecessor company, in an effort to address our customers’ concerns, developed the first integrated steel pail with rubber gaskets. This new pail, which replaced the wooden pail, provided environmental benefits by reducing the need for timber and preventing leakage of toxic materials in the coatings industry. Responding to customers has always been at the core of our business, a century ago and today.
Our mission is to integrate design and life-safety into flooring and stairwell solutions to create more productive, safer spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and add to our customers’ economic success.