Paul Stringer, vice president, sales and marketing for Somerset, said PPG coatings were chosen
for the new production line because of PPG‟s previous history with his firm, as well as PPG‟s
commitment to sustainability. “We have done business with PPG from the beginning and they have
been a big part of our success,” Stringer said. “Somerset and PPG have a common interest and they have been a very important strategic partner for us during our product development, our growth and the continued success that we enjoy today.”
Somerset‟s new Crossville facility, which will produce engineered flooring, already has additional
expansion plans, which include the addition of a prefinished line and building expansion. The plant is part of Somerset‟s commitment to products made in the United States. Somerset‟s newest plant will produce both prefinished and unfinished engineered flooring with a look similar to the existing solid prefinished and unfinished products made in its solid flooring manufacturing facilities. PPG is drafting specifications for the new production line, reviewing drawings and providing other consulting services.
The two companies maintain a marketing arrangement by which Somerset co-brands all of its prefinished solid and engineered hardwood flooring with Sustainability by PPG Wood Coatings, a logo and tagline that emphasizes the companies' shared commitment to quality
products, sustainability and the health of the environment.
For more information about PPG wood coatings, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com.