Mannington Acquires Commercial Carpet Line AtlasMasland

The Dixie Group has agreed to sell its commercial floor covering business to Mannington Mills.

The company, in turn, will focus on its residential business.

“In order to support our residential growth strategy, we are investing in additional tufting and cabling equipment,” says Dixie Group CEO, Daniel K. Frierson. “We are (also) introducing a new solution-dyed product offering that is currently being launched.”

The acquisition includes AtlasMasland’s existing product lines, tufting machinery and other assets from its facility in Atmore, Ala. The equipment will be relocated and installed at Mannington’s carpet manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Ga. The Atmore facility is not included as part of the deal.

The transaction is expected to close within the next 45 days.

“We will be adding significantly more sales resources and carpet manufacturing capacity to meet the continued demand of our commercial product line,” says Tom Pendley, president of Mannington’s commercial division. “We are also gaining proven product lines that are well-established within certain commercial segments where we see expanded growth opportunities. Taken together, we will be accelerating our growth and better serving our customers with a more comprehensive set of floor covering solutions.”

During the transition phase, AtlasMasland will continue to manufacture products for Mannington until the equipment assets are fully operational at its Calhoun facility. Ordering, shipping, invoicing, claims and customer service will also remain the same until the purchase is complete.

The AtlasMasland purchase follows Mannington’s 2012 acquisition of Amtico, a provider of luxury vinyl tile. In 2008, the company purchased Burke Flooring, a leading manufacturer of rubber and vinyl floor coverings.

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