LAKELAND, Fla. -- Florida Tile Industries today announced LDBrinkman, a floor covering distributor based in Lewisville, Texas, as a new distributor for Florida Tile ceramic products.

LDBrinkman is focusing its distribution expertise on the Southwest and West Coast markets. The states include Texas, western Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Western Tennessee, New Mexico, Mississippi, Arizona, Nevada and California.

The company was recently re-acquired by the management and former owners from Beaulieu of America, after a two-year association.

"With more than 40 years' experience in the industry, LDBrinkman will help us reach customers we've not been able to reach in the past," said Bill Reid, vice president of sales and marketing at Florida Tile.

Florida Tile and LDBrinkman have been selected as core vendors for CCA Global, the largest flooring retailer in the world, with more than 2,000 stores worldwide. This distinction means CCA will be heavily promoting Florida Tile and Brinkman products to their customers over the next two to three years.

Florida Tile Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Lakeland. Since its inception in 1954, the company has prided itself on being a world-class distributor and manufacturer of ceramic wall and floor tile. The company is a member of the Tile Council of America, Inc., and is part of the Illinois Tool Works family of companies.