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Mullican promotes Keys to customer service manager

Kim KeysJohnson City, Tenn.–Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, has promoted Kim Keys to customer service manager.

A Johnson City, Tenn., native, Keys joined Mullican Flooring in 2005 as a customer service representative. In her new position, Keys will continue to work directly with Mullican’s distribution network while managing customer service operations for the company.

“Kim has proven herself as a strong leader and skilled customer service professional,” said Brian Greenwell, vice president of sales and marketing. “Her expertise and depth of knowledge make her a tremendous resource for our customers.”

Keys attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Her community service experience includes participation in the American Heart Association’s Tri-Cities Heart Walk.

“I am humbled at the continued faith that Mullican Flooring has placed in me,” Keys said. “I enjoy what I do, and love working for a company that places such a high value on their customers and employees.”

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Mullican names national retail sales coordinator

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 3.16.10 PMJohnson City, Tenn. — Steven Poplaskie has been named national retail sales coordinator for Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors.

As national retail sales coordinator, Poplaskie will manage the company’s relationships with national retail chains. Poplaskie will be the first to hold this position at Mullican, which was created as a result of the Johnson City, Tenn.-based company’s consistent growth.

“Steven’s sales experience speaks for itself,” says Brian Greenwell, Mullican’s vice president of sales and marketing. “He brings an immense amount of industry knowledge to this position and is ready to hit the ground running. We expect Steven will further develop our existing relationships with the national retail chains, increasing Mullican’s presence in this market segment.”

A native of Marietta, Ga., Poplaskie has spent nearly three decades working in the retail sales industry, including more than 20 years at Home Depot, where he held multiple positions.

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Mullican introduces solid oak flooring collection

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.33.59 PMJohnson City, Tenn.–Mullican Flooring debuted a new solid oak collection at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, held Jan. 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The St. James Collection features a wire-brushed surface texture in four designer colors—Catalina, Harbor Mist, Seabrook and Sea Salt. This 3/4-inch-thick solid product is manufactured in a narrow, 3-inch width and captures the beauty found in the oak species. In addition, the new product offering is protected by Mullican’s Alpha A’Lumina Real World Finish and carries a 25-year finish warranty.

“This collection features a double stain application process that enhances the distinctive grain of the wood species, giving it an atypical appearance,” said Brian Greenwell, vice president of sales and marketing. “The St. James Collection provides another means for us to ensure that designers and homeowners alike can choose flooring that perfectly suits their projects and their personal preferences.”

All of Mullican’s prefinished and unfinished solid flooring is produced in the U.S., along with a substantial amount of the company’s engineered floors.

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Mullican promotes Oaks to marketing manager

Amber Oaks Head Shot 7-16-14Johnson City, Tenn. — Amber Oaks has been promoted to marketing manager for Mullican Flooring, the company announced.

In her new position, Oaks will be responsible for the oversight of market research and strategic planning, along with design elements for company merchandising, website development and marketing materials. She will also oversee special promotions, trade shows and merchandising accounts.

Oaks joined Mullican Flooring in 2012 as marketing and claims coordinator. She will continue to work out of the company’s headquarters in Johnson City.

“Amber has been an asset to Mullican Flooring from the beginning,” said Brian Greenwell, Mullican’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We are privileged to have her play such a key role in our organization.”

Oaks received a business administration degree, with a concentration in marketing management, from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. While at ETSU, she completed requirements for a certificate from Northwestern Mutual’s Leadership Institute. A native of Kingsport, Tenn., Oaks resides in Johnson City with her husband, Seth Stringer.

“I feel fortunate to be associated with a company such as Mullican Flooring, and I’m extremely proud to be an integral part of its growth and future,” Oaks said. “I look forward to many more years of service with Mullican Flooring.”


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Mullican sponsors ‘Proud to Be an American’ essay contest

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 9.38.15 AMJohnson City, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring is paying tribute to members of the U.S. military this summer via the company’s “Proud to Be an American” essay contest.

The contest encourages the public to write essays highlighting active duty military personnel or retired veterans. The military service member who is profiled in the winning essay will be awarded a grand prize of up to 1,500 square feet of American-made Mullican flooring.

Mullican Flooring began accepting submissions on Memorial Day. Essays may continue to be submitted through July 4, 2014. Each entry will be judged on originality and the service member’s impact on his or her family and community. The winning essay will be selected by a panel of Mullican Flooring employees.

To enter the contest, visit and follow the appropriate links and instructions to complete the contest registration form. Essays should describe a deserving member of the U.S. Armed Forces by detailing his or her specific achievements or service. In addition, essays need to include the service member’s branch, years of service, and how the individual has impacted you and your community, making you proud to be an American.

“Mullican Flooring is honored to acknowledge and celebrate our nation’s service members through this essay contest,” says Brian Greenwell, vice president of sales and marketing. “We hope this contest will inspire people to reflect on our active duty and retired military members, and we look forward to learning more about their experiences and valuable contributions to our country.”

Entrants must be legal residents of the U.S. who have reached the legal age to participate in the contest in their state or district of residence. Mullican employees and their immediate families, as well as employees of the company’s affiliated advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to enter.

The winner will be selected by Aug. 15, 2014, and notified on or around Sept. 1, 2014.

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Mullican moves RidgeCrest engineered line to U.S.

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 10.18.39 AMJohnson City, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring has added its RidgeCrest Collection, an existing engineered product line, to its growing roster of Made-in-America products.

The company had previously offshored this segment of production to Asia. The RidgeCrest Collection joins four collections introduced in 2013 — LincolnShire, HillShire, San Marco and Ponte Vedra — that are also manufactured on U.S. soil.

“As a result of the success Mullican has seen with the production of the new engineered collections, it makes sense to move the RidgeCrest Collection to the U.S. as well,” said Brian Greenwell, vice president of sales and marketing for Mullican Flooring. “One of the most diverse collections offered by Mullican, the RidgeCrest Collection is a consumer favorite. Today’s consumers are looking for readily available Made-in-America products. Manufacturing RidgeCrest at the Johnson City plant will meet that demand.”

In 2012, Mullican moved to larger headquarters in Johnson City, Tenn., where it launched state-of-the-art equipment for manufacturing engineered hardwood floors for the first time on U.S. soil. The RidgeCrest Collection will be the first half-inch engineered product Mullican has manufactured in the United States. Offered in an array of oak, hickory and maple selections, RidgeCrest is available in 3- and 5-inch widths.