Tarkett Residential has added New Brighton, Minn.-based Hank’s Specialties as a flooring distributor throughout the Upper Midwestern United States. Hank’s Specialties, which has been a long-time distributor for Tarkett’s Johnsonite and Azrock brands, will provide sales and service for Tarkett’s popular residential products, including FiberFloor and Vinyl Sheet, Laminate and NAFCO by Tarkett flooring products.

Hank’s Specialties will now provide services to Tarkett’s flooring retailers in eight upper Midwest states, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

“Hank’s Specialties will be a great addition to our distribution base as it is one the finest floor covering distributors in the Midwest and complements our expanding market presence in North America,” said Bill Cralley, Tarkett Residential president. “Hank’s has almost 35 years of excellence in serving a vast array of floor covering retailers.”

According to Randy Grachek, co-owner of Hank’s Specialties, “We look forward to working with Tarkett Residential to help promote and service its fine resilient and laminate products to our network of leading floor covering retailers throughout the Midwestern part of the country.”

“We’re excited about expanding our presence with the Tarkett family,” added co-owner Bruce Grachek.  “Its residential products continue to drive consumers into retailer showrooms thanks to its extensive product portfolio offering some of the most innovative designs and high-quality features available in today’s flooring marketplace.”

Hank’s Specialties was established in 1976 near Minneapolis-St. Paul by Hank Gracheck. The company operates an extensive network of 16 branch locations serviced from its 110,000 square foot main distribution center in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.