Companies in the flooring industry have offered strong support for victims of the recent attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Several companies have pulled together in various ways to make their own special contributions to relief efforts.

The James Hardie Corp., a building materials company, will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross. The company will also match any employee contributions made to the American Red Cross up to $200,000.

Endicott Tile LLC, based in Fairbury, Neb, will also match employee contributions for the Red Cross of New York. Employees requested the program.

Schluter Systems employees are donating money to the New York Relief Fund. The company president will match donations once the final amount has been collected. The president’s donation will be sent to the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The American Red Cross will then determine the recipients of money donated to the Chamber of Commerce. According to Kim Rielly of Schluter Systems, as of mid-October, the company had raised $30,000.

At a recent meeting, the North American Laminate Flooring Association, an organization that usually makes donations to charities this time of year; decided to donate this year’s funds to the American Red Cross.

At the Spokane, Wash.-based Quarry Tile Co., employees have independently given blood donations. The company has also passed out Red Cross donation envelopes. A group from customer service also manned a Red Cross table at the Spokane Valley Mall.

According to Floor Installation Association of North American (FIANA) President Jim Lee, the organization will match member donations to relief efforts up to $10,000. Currently, FIANA members have already pledged more than $10,000. Lee hopes to have finished collecting pledges by Oct. 15.

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