SALEM, NJ, April 23, 2021— Mannington Mills recently partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to support the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. Mannington donated Park City hardwood flooring for a new home built for U.S. Marine (Ret.) Josue Barron who lost his left leg and left eye in an IED explosion during his first deployment to Afghanistan.
In the 11 years that followed Barron’s injury, it became increasingly clear that the Marine (now retired, and a husband and father of three) needed a home customized to his physical needs so he could move forward with life in a more independent way. The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program has made that possible with the completion of this new Temecula, California, home.
“Mannington’s Park City hardwood flooring is ideal for this home because it creates a continuous, durable surface that makes for easy wheelchair navigation and whole-house access,” says Dan Natkin, Mannington Vice President, Hardwood and Laminate. “The members of our military and their families make many sacrifices through their service. Mannington was pleased to help with the home of this veteran and his family.”
About The Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), specially-adapted smart homes are constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org.
About Mannington Mills
One of the world's leading manufacturers of fine flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., is based in Salem, New Jersey (USA). The company is engaged in residential and commercial carpet, sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, resilient and hardwood floors; as well as carpet yarns and commercial rubber under the Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico, Phenix, Pharr Fibers and Yarns, and Burke brands. Founded in 1915 by John Boston Campbell, the company is still privately held and owned by the Campbell family. Now in its second century of doing business in the USA, Mannington Mills remains committed to quality, customer satisfaction and innovative manufacturing with award-winning product design, state-of-the-art processes and industry-leading programs. www.mannington.com