Laminate flooring manufacturer Kronotex USA announced that The Cronin Company, headquartered in Portland, Ore., will distribute Kronotex laminate flooring in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Northern Idaho.

“The Cronin Company has a longstanding history of integrity, value and customer support in the flooring distribution business,” said Ken Peden, Kronotex USA COO.  “With their strong presence in the Northwest and our reputation for quality laminate flooring, we look forward to a very successful relationship.”

“The addition of the Kronotex laminate line to our current offering will provide tremendous opportunities for our 2010 sales platform,” said Jim Gunter, Cronin president. “We appreciate the confidence Kronotex has shown in our company and the enthusiasm with which they have greeted our sales representatives as we focus on these products in our market. The support of our dealers has been wonderful and their willingness to invest in inventory has been a great confidence builder in what are termed as tougher times.”

Founded in 1878 by P.J. Cronin as a saddle and harness business in downtown Portland, The Cronin Company has evolved through twelve decades to become one of the Northwest’s leading independent wholesale distributors of fine floor covering products. The company serves its customers through seven branches located throughout Oregon, Washington and as far north as Alaska. To contact The Cronin Company, visitwww.cronincompany.comor call (503) 226-3508.