Prestige Now Louis de Poortere Distributor
Company Will Be Exclusive Distributor of Floorcoverings
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 11/14/2005 12:00:00 AM
Long Island City, N.Y. —
Prestige Mills Inc. has been appointed the exclusive North American distributor of all floorcovering products by Belgium manufacturer Louis de Poortere (LDP).
Prestige, a manufacturer and importer of carpets and rugs, comprises three divisions — Concepts International, Prestige Mills and Weave-Tuft Carpets. It is adding LDP as a new division.
Said Peter Feldman, president of Prestige Mills, which operates warehouse facilities in Calhoun, Ga., “The LDP line complements our existing divisions and furthers our ability to meet the diverse needs of retailers throughout North America.”
LDP's line includes a large selection of wool face-to-face Wilton runners as well as a wide range of wool Wilton broadloom styles.
As part of this new venture, LDP will focus on improving its weaving facility in Belgium and turning over its marketing and sales distribution to Prestige Mills.
Prestige is bringing on board from LDP Eddie Hollier as national sales manager and Sara Grunewald as office manager.
Both Prestige Mills and LDP are long-standing Wools of New Zealand brand partners and will continue to promote the brand.
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