Salesmaster Flooring Solutions has expanded its partnership with Mannington Mills.

Salesmaster, which already distributes Mannington Commercial in downstate New York, now has received distribution rights to the rest of New York State. This adds the territory from Albany to Buffalo, including Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton.

The Mannington product line includes homogenous and heterogeneous sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile and premium visual tile.

Salesmaster will open a new distribution supercenter in the Rochester area. The centralized location will promote faster service and more efficient deliveries of Mannington products to commercial floor covering contractors, installation workrooms, the design community, and retail floor covering stores. In addition, the area will be supported from Salesmaster super centers in Chicopee, Mass., Deer Park, N.Y. and New Jersey, which total more than 150,000 square feet of dedicated distribution space.

Salesmaster and Mannington have enjoyed a long history of success together. Salesmaster has distributed Mannington products in southeastern New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Long Island since 2004 and has handled the Mannington line in New England since 2011.

"[Salesmaster] have done an outstanding job in the New England marketplace,” said Zach Zehner, senior vice president of distribution for Mannington Mills. "Mannington and Salesmaster are also driven by remarkably similar core values. Each cares deeply about the customer and goes the extra mile to ensure that customer needs are met. Salesmaster salespeople are highly trained and highly technical. They are experts at commercial flooring products and have demonstrated the ability to provide the service and knowledge base that Mannington customers require.”

Steven Kurtz, Salesmaster's president, said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership and we welcome the opportunity to significantly grow Mannington sales in the western New York State region. Our blueprint is to adapt Salesmaster systems that has enabled growth in other regions, especially customer service protocols, efficient logistics, prioritized fulfillment and better lead times on special orders.”

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