(Dalton, GA – March 26, 2012) Tandus Flooring and the United Way of Northwest Georgia partnered for a community service event in the local area. Last Friday, nearly 200 Tandus Flooring employees volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Whitfield County, Dalton Middle and Brookwood Elementary School as part of Tandus Flooring’s “Make it Personal” campaign.

The community service projects were part of Tandus Flooring’s International Sales Meeting held in Chattanooga last week. This year’s keynote speaker J.R. Martinez, winner of “Dancing with the Stars,” veteran and actor, ‘made it personal’ with a speech about obstacles and triumph. Following his keynote speech, 200 Tandus Flooring employees loaded buses to depart for the three projects for a half-day of community service.

“Every other year we have our international sales meeting in Chattanooga and it feels like our ‘extended family’ comes home,” said Glen Hussmann, President and CEO of Tandus Flooring. “Community service is a staple of our meetings every year and this group looks forward to giving back and it’s always great to contribute to the local community.”

Tandus Flooring worked closely with the United Way Volunteer Center to design the service projects to make the most positive impact. Tandus Flooring employees from across North America pitched in to help improve these staples of the community through a variety of efforts.

Volunteers at Brookwood Elementary School installed Powerbond® floorcovering, created garden spaces and built a greenhouse. Those who volunteered at Dalton Middle School helped create a butterfly garden in honor of a former teacher.  Tandus Flooring employees returned to the Boys and Girls Club for the second time to enhance recreational areas, build picnic tables and install siding on a primary building.

“This company is making a huge impact on our local agencies through mobilizing more than 200 volunteers,” said Amanda Burt, President of United Way of NWGA. “It’s so great to see Tandus Flooring coming back with its entire sales force to make a difference in the local area."