Moving to increase its presence in the Northeast, hardwood supplier Lauzon said it has added Patriot Flooring Supply to its distribution network. Patriot’s 95,000-sq.ft facility in Pompton Plains, N.J. will be used to service the New York metro area including Long Island, Connecticut and the northern half of New Jersey.

“This is a welcome addition to our distribution team,” said Mario Bergamin, vp sales for Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring. “Patriot is one of the largest specialty hardwood flooring distributors in the Northeast with a knowledgeable, experienced and well respected sales, logistical and support team. We always associate ourselves with the very best and we are thrilled about our partnership with this outstanding organization,”

“Our new branch will be supported with customer service, credit, purchasing; all the typical functions of a major distributor” said Patriot’s Ryon Ganser. “We specialize in only hardwood flooring and that’s what sets us apart from the competition.” He added that many of the 30 staff members in the New Jersey facility are veterans of the now-defunct distributor Hoboken Wood Flooring.