Mannington was honored as "Partner of the Year" by Carpet One at the retailer's 20th Anniversary Winter Convention in Grapevine, Texas recently. Voted on by more than 1,000 Carpet One members, the first-ever award recognizes the cooperative relationship that Carpet One and Mannington have forged.

"We are so honored by this recognition," said Jay Kopelson, Mannington‘s vice president of corporate accounts. "We truly value the relationship we have with the Carpet One members, and it's extremely gratifying to know they value it, too."

The award, which was given during the convention's closing night dinner, was created to honor Carpet One suppliers that demonstrate superior product quality, service, quality, flexibility, and innovation.

The award was presented to Kopelson and Mannington chairman Keith Campbell by Sandy Mishkin and Howard Brodsky, two of Carpet One's founders; Evan Hackel, president of Carpet One; and Charlie Dilks, Carpet One coo, and president of Carpet One Canada.