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Tandus Centiva shows support for Publicolor

Dalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Publicolor at the organization’s annual Stir, Splatter + Roll Gala on May 16 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

The gala honored two charitable individuals, The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg and E. John Rosenwald, Jr., for their longtime support of Publicolor and its programs.

Recognizing the importance of education and Publicolor, Tandus Centiva along with Suzanne Tick and Antron carpet fiber support the Publicolor Summer Design Studio—an innovative work-study program that utilizes a non-traditional curriculum emphasizing tactile learning experiences. The combination of project-based learning, community service and paid work opportunities provide a compilation of meaningful activities for youth who otherwise would be idle when the school year ends in June.

The Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron carpet fiber collections contribute up to $0.30 per square yard to the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. The contribution is a match among partners based on product sales into education environments. Based on 2015 qualifying sales, $132,497.97 was donated to the Summer Design Studio, helping to prevent summer learning loss for 76 disconnected youth by uniquely teaching math and literacy through product design.

For more information on the Publicolor Summer Design Studio, view the video below. This documentary was selected to be screened during the Marche Du Film in Cannes, France, May 11 – 20.

 

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Antron teams with Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick to support Publicolor

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.18.32 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva has announced the Antron brand as a contributing supplier in its support of Publicolor to raise funding and awareness for the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. Suzanne Tick (STI) designs a collection of soft surface flooring products for Tandus Centiva. When a product from this collection is specified and purchased for an education project, Suzanne Tick and Tandus Centiva have each committed a $0.10 per square yard donation to Publicolor. Antron has committed to matching an additional $0.10 per square yard donation to Publicolor for products using Antron fiber.

“We are pleased to join Suzanne Tick and Tandus Centiva in supporting Publicolor,” said Marc Ahrens, vice president of Invista’s Antron brand. “We are committed to adding value to society, and Publicolor’s efforts to increase student achievement align with our vision and values.”

“We are thrilled and grateful to partner with Tandus Centiva, Antron and Publicolor’s trustee, Suzanne Tick, on this program to benefit Publicolor’s Summer Design Studio, our unique 7-week literacy and math immersion program for high-risk students whom we teach through the scaffold of product design,” said Ruth Lande Shuman, Publicolor’s founder and president.