Author: Rockland Flooring

West Lorne Location Recognizes Don Heeney’s Retirement After 25 Years

On July 6, 2022 we celebrated Don Heeney’s retirement after 25 years with Rockland Flooring. The company supplied meals for the first and second shifts to commemorate this special day.

Don has been instrumental in the success of our West Lorne facility having worked in all departments at some point during his tenure. His work ethic and leadership will certainly be missed but we wish him the best in retirement.

Thank you Don for your unwavering commitment to Rockland Flooring and to our customers.

Rockland Flooring Donates To Dutton Dunwich West Elgin Community Fund June 2022

Rockland Flooring is proud to be a part of the communities we live, work and call home.  In June 2022, our West Lorne, ON plant made a donation the Dutton Duwich West Elgin Community Fund as a Founding Donor.  Site Manager, Stephan Davis (kneeling, left) said “We are glad to support the community through this new initiative.” We appreciate all our community partnerships and look forward to our grassroot efforts with the Dutton Dunwich West Elgin Community Fund.

 

 

Great Dane Awards Rockland Flooring It’s Quality Award for 2021

September 20th –  Great Dane has awarded Rockland Flooring with their 2021 Outstanding Excellence Award.  The Quality Excellence Award is given to the supplier with the best quality record over the prior twelve months.  This is the highest award earned by a Great Dane supplier and it is given to only one of the 392 direct suppliers.

Chris Wolford, Chief Sales Officer at Rockland Flooring added, “We are obviously thrilled to received such a distinguished award from Great Dane Trailer.  This is a testament to the team at Rockland Flooring who’s hard work, perseverance and passion for excellence are on display every day.”

Rockland Flooring Receives Great Dane Key Partner Award

Savannah, Georgia – May 2, 2019 – Great Dane has recognized two of its supply partners with service awards for their outstanding support and commitment to the company. Executives from Great Dane presented Hendrickson International and Rockland Flooring with these awards at the 2019 Truck Trailer Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Annual Convention on April 25 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

“The strength of the current market has provided many opportunities for our industry, but it has also come with many challenges, including shortages of essential equipment parts,” said Dean Engelage, president of Great Dane. “We wanted to show our immense gratitude to Hendrickson and Rockland for standing by Great Dane.”

Keeping up with record-high production volumes is an industrywide issue that has been especially taxing on parts suppliers. Understanding the challenges its suppliers were facing, Great Dane recognized Hendrickson and Rockland for helping the company to fulfill orders despite the intense industry demand.

“Great Dane is fortunate to have built such strong relationships with quality partners like Hendrickson and Rockland, who have gone above and beyond to support us during this period of unprecedented demand,” Engelage said. “We understand the pressures our suppliers are facing, and we are extremely grateful to these upstanding companies for their commitment to helping keep Great Dane on top.”

Rockland Flooring Receives Wabash National’s Platinum Service Award

October 3, 2017 – Rockland Flooring was recently awarded a Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National for supply chain excellence at Wabash’s annual supplier conference at Lafayette, Indiana.  The award is reserved for a very select group of supply partners who excel in delivery, quality, innovation, cost, service and customer support.  This was the second consecutive year Rockland received the award.

Chris Wolford, EVP of Sales and Marketing added “We’re obviously thrilled to receive such a distinguished award from Wabash National for the second year in a row.  It’s a testament to our passionate team of over 600 employees at Rockland Flooring who strive for excellence each and every day”

Rockland Flooring Awarded Defender Composite Patent

Red Wing, MN (November 22, 2016) – Rockland Flooring, a leader in the production of trailer flooring for the transportation industry, announced it was granted a United States Patent for the production of wood flooring with reinforced thermoplastic underlay.  Over the years Rockland Flooring has been developing advanced solutions for the transportation industry.  The most recent patent furthers Rockland’s position as a leader in the market by solving problems and offering value to OEM’s and fleets across America.

The patented method produces a reinforced truck trailer or container floor using a laminated wood component with a water impermeable fiber-reinforced thermoplastic underlay adhered to the bottom surface of the wood.  It is marketed under the name DefenderTM Composite Flooring.

“Rockland Flooring continues to provide innovative solutions and this new patent shows our commitment to the transportation industry and our valuable customers,” says Chris Wolford, Rockland Flooring Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Fleets want stronger floors with higher floor ratings and increased service life.  DefenderTM is a unique product because it’s capable of delivering all of these benefits but at a fraction of the cost of traditional composite flooring.  Defender has been our most successful product launch to date simply because of the value proposition.”

Rockland Flooring is a leading manufacturer of laminated oak flooring for dry vans, domestic containers and truck bodies.  For the past twenty-four years, Rockland has supplied OEM’s and fleets worldwide with new and innovative products like Grip GuardTM, Wax GuardTM, DefenderTM, and Pound SaverTM composite flooring.  The company also offers a variety of Apitong products such as shiplap decking, fillers, kickboards, slats and other specialty parts.  For more information about Rockland Flooring, please visit us at www.RocklandFlooring.com.

Rockland Flooring Receives Wabash’s Prestigious Platinum Service Award

September 23, 2016 – Rockland Flooring was recently awarded a Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National for supply chain excellence at Wabash’s annual supplier conference at Lafayette, Indiana.  The award is reserved for a very select group of supply partners who excel in delivery, quality, innovation, cost, service and customer support.

“We strongly value a collaborative relationship with all of our supply partners” commended President and Chief Executive Officer, Dick Giromini.  “We recognize the vital role our suppliers play in assuring Wabash National’s continued leadership position in customer satisfaction, product quality and innovation.”

Chris Wolford, Vice President of Sales and Marketing added “We’re obviously thrilled to receive such a distinguished award from Wabash National.  It’s a testament to our passionate team of over 500 employees at Rockland Flooring who strive for excellence each and every day”

Rockland Flooring is a leading manufacturer of laminated oak flooring for dry vans, domestic containers and truck bodies.  For the past twenty-four years, Rockland has supplied OEM’s and fleets worldwide with new and innovative products like Grip GuardTM, Wax GuardTM, DefenderTM, and Pound SaverTM composite flooring.  The company also offers a variety of Apitong products such as shiplap decking, fillers, kickboards, slats and other specialty parts.  For more information about Rockland Flooring, please visit us at www.RocklandFlooring.com.

Rockland Flooring Receives “Outstanding Supplier” Award From Vanguard National Parts

Vanguard National Parts selected Rockland Flooring as the recipient of their “Outstanding Supplier” award for 2013.  The award goes to the a few select vendors who excel in quality, service and on-time delivery.

“Vanguard National Parts has been a great partner to Rockland Flooring over the years so we are pleased to be recognized for such an award.  It’s a testament to team at Rockland Flooring and their desire to exceed our customers expectations” according to Chris Wolford, Chief Sales Officer at Rockland Flooring.

Lori Stein Receives Champions Award From XPO Logistics Manufacturing.

Lori Stein was awarded the Champions Award at a recent ceremony at XPO Logistics Manufacturing headquarters in Searcy, Arkansas.

The Champion’s Award is given to only one company each year.  With hundreds of vendors in the running, Lori stood out above the rest because of her exceptional customer service.  We are obviously very proud of Lori and her commitment to excellence.  Congratulations Lori!