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Tarkett Helps Fishman Flooring Solutions Conclude Its Year-Long Centennial Celebration
BALTIMORE, MD., December 16, 2019 – Tarkett, a producer of innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface products, hosted a lunch at Fishman Flooring Solutions headquarters in Baltimore on December 11, 2019 to conclude Fishman’s year-long celebration of 100 years of continuous business success.

“It’s important to note that Tarkett was a key part of our centennial celebration from the very beginning and not just at the end,” said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions, a distributor of Tarkett products. “They hosted celebratory lunches throughout the year at each of the 37 Fishman branches and we’re extremely grateful for their support, as well as for our excellent partnership with them.”

A feature at the 37 lunches was a banner provided by Tarkett that recognized Fishman for its long-term leadership in the flooring marketplace. The banner was signed by Tarkett’s sales teams and Fishman employees at each branch. The final stop for the traveling banner was Fishman’s Baltimore headquarters, where it was signed by employees and senior managers from both companies and where it will be on permanent display.

“One hundred years of success in today’s business world is a unique accomplishment,” said Debbie McLaughlin, Tarkett vice president for distribution. “Sponsoring the 37 lunches and presenting the signed banner was our way of recognizing that unique accomplishment in our unique way.”

Fishman first opened its doors in Baltimore in 1919, selling thread and sewing supplies to workrooms under the name L. Fishman & Son. Over the years, it has evolved into a supplier of more than 36,000 products to flooring installation contractors. Fishman, which is 100 percent employee-owned, changed its name to Fishman Flooring Solutions in 2012 to better reflect the value it brings to the flooring marketplace.

Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the “Solutions Provider” distributor of flooring and flooring installation products. It has approximately 250 employees and 37 branches serving Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The firm, a division of L. Fishman & Son, Inc., distributes more than 36,000 products for approximately 75 vendor partners. For more information, please go to

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