WHITEHALL, Pa. -- Gerlinger Inc. has been appointed to distribute the Tarkett brand of residential sheet flooring and selected Domco Tarkett Commercial brands in Michigan and Ohio.

The company will distribute Tarkett residential floors and Tarkett commercial sheet and tile flooring in Michigan and all of Ohio. The company also will sell Tarkett Sommer homogeneous commercial sheet vinyl, Linosom linoleum and the Nafco residential luxury vinyl tile brand in Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

Gerlinger, based in Holland, Ohio, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2003. In addition to its Holland location, the company has six branch offices to include: Grand Rapids, Livonia, Travers City, Lansing and Sterling Heights in Michigan and Akron, Ohio.

A sales force of 14 specialists call on retailers, architects and specifiers throughout Michigan and Ohio.

Domco Tarkett Inc., headquartered in Farnham, Quebec, is a leading manufacturer of resilient and hardwood flooring. With 10 manufacturing facilities and extensive distribution networks serving all regions of Canada and the United States, Domco Tarkett offers one of the most comprehensive, high-quality product lines in theflooring industry.

The company¿s products are sold to commercial and residential users under the Azrock, Domco, Harris Tarkett, Nafco, Tarkett and Tarkett Sommer brands.