Mullican Flooring is introducing its Hillshire Collection this year at Surfaces 2012. The collection is comprised of five 3/8-inch-thick, prefinished engineered oak products available in both three-inch and five-inch widths. The selections are red oak natural, oak caramel, oak gunstock, oak saddle and oak bordeaux. Hillshire represents the company’s first American-made engineered line of products.
While Mullican Flooring will not be actually exhibiting, the company will debut its product in a conference room at the event, S8107.
“Mullican Flooring is proud to be one of the first to bring engineered production back to U.S. soil from Asia. We made our decision based on the rising costs of raw materials in Asia, increased transportation costs (fuel) and our ability to automate the manufacturing process here in the United States, which minimizes the advantage of low-cost Asian labor. In addition, Mullican Flooring has always been on the forefront of the green movement. Our move further reduces our carbon footprint and utilizes sustainable raw materials from U.S. forests, which have a healthy growth rate of 1.8 to 1 as verified by the U.S. Forest Service,” said Neil Poland, president of Mullican Flooring.