Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum entered a national distribution agreement with Ceratec Surfaces to service the Canadian marketplace, which will be effective on June 1, 2021. Ceratec has distribution centers in Dartmouth N.S., Quebec City P.Q., Montreal P.Q., Ottawa Ont., Toronto Ont., Winnipeg Man., and Calgary Alta.
For more than a century, Congoleum said it has been committed to developing innovative flooring products. But the driving force behind the success of the brand lies in the long-standing and mutually beneficial relationships the company maintains with their distribution partners.
“The success of the Congoleum brand is a direct result of the commitment and professionalism of our distributors and the retail professionals they serve,” said Keith Anderson, Congoleum senior vice president of sales. “Ceratec is a world class, family-owned company that directly aligns with our commitment to design, quality and innovation. We are very proud to announce this new partnership to our loyal Canadian customers.”
Paul Raiche, president of Ceratec, added, “[Ceratec] chooses our manufacturer partners very carefully. It is essential that our values are aligned and that new brand partners further enhance our ability to support our customers with an entrepreneurial spirit that is guided by uncompromising values. We look forward to a collaborative relationship that will serve our customers for many years to come.”
Chris O’Connor, chief executive officer at Congoleum, said the company truly values the support of its Canadian retailers, which is why it is thrilled to partner with Ceratec. “I am confident the combination of Congoleum products and Ceratec’s reputation for exceptional service and support we will help our retailers grow their businesses profitably,” he said. “We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Ceratec and to the immediate benefits they’ll provide our customers in Canada.”
Prior to this agreement between with Ceratec, Congoleum also partnered with the B.R. Funsten and Tom Duffy Company.