St. Louis, MO – The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that McMinnville Manufacturing Co., a wood flooring manufacturing mill in McMinnville, Tenn., has earned the NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification. McMinnville becomes the 18th active company currently in the NWFA/NOFMA certification program.
“The addition of McMinnville to the roster of NWFA/NOFMA certified mills demonstrates the growing demand for manufacturers to distinguish themselves as producers of quality hardwood flooring products and to have a third-party certification that demonstrates industry standards,” said NWFA President & CEO, Michael Martin.
Established in the late 1800s, McMinnville Manufacturing Co. is one of the country’s oldest manufacturers and ranks in the top one-third in terms of hardwood flooring sales and production.
“Earlier this year, NWFA/NOFMA mill inspectors visited our plant to talk about the mill certification program,” says Donna Millard, director of sales for McMinnville Manufacturing Co. “While they were here, they conducted a complimentary inspection of our production line and recommended several ways that we could be more efficient and improve our yields. We saw first-hand how the program would benefit us, but most importantly, the NOMFA certification is a guarantee to our customer that we manufacture in accordance with the highest industry standards. We take pride in quality, and our NOFMA certification will now attest to this statement.”
The NWFA/NOFMA certification provides an assurance that the manufacturer’s wood flooring meets or exceeds the industry standards for grade, configuration, moisture content, and average board length. Certified mills are inspected a minimum of two times per year to ensure consistent grade standards are met.
A full list of NWFA/NOFMA certified manufacturers can be found at http://www.nwfa.org/nofma-manufacturers.aspx.
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 2,600 members companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or on-line at www.nwfa.org.