Building on their expertise in the hardwood industry, several executives from the now defunct Wood Flooring International have launched a new company called Brandywine International Hardwood LLC. Brandywine’s staff includes John Himes, Mike Tucker, Andy Gallo and about 10 other former staffers of WFI, which was forced to close after Hoboken Floors’ bankruptcy last year. Plans call for former CEO William Jopling to join Brandywine after he finishes his official duties at WFI.

Additionally, Brandywine has acquired the exclusive rights of all brands, websites and trademarks of WFI Inc. These include the residential Wood Flooring International brand, the commercial brand Wood Floor Resource Group, and a list of brands and programs including Bamtex and all product collection names.

The company said it will formally relaunch during Surfaces.“We’ve got several new items ready to be launched and will continue to offer an ever growing selection of environmentally friendly and FSC certified products,” said Himes. “We really can’t wait to get to Surfaces and show off all that Brandywine International Hardwood has to offer.” 

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