Press Release

Starnet® Recognizes Environmental Achievement with National Award – Two Member Firms Honored for Outstanding Recycling Efforts

Contact: Jeremy Stroop, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2127

Darien, CT – June 12, 2009 – Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership is pleased to announce recipients of the 2008 Starnet/CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort) Carpet Reclamation Awards. Sergenian’s Floor Coverings, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Legacy Commercial Flooring, in Columbus, Ohio were honored for their reclamation efforts at the recent Starnet annual meeting held in Palm Desert, California.

The Awards are given to Starnet members for the largest amount of annual landfill diversion based on 2008 sales volume. For the second year running, Sergenian’s Floor Coverings received the medium-sized member award for diverting more than 515,000 pounds of used carpet from the landfill. In the large size member category, also for two years running, Legacy Commercial Flooring, with 5 service locations in Ohio, diverted more than 1.2 Million pounds of post consumer carpet.

Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet comments, “These Starnet Member firms set the bar for the environmental commitment of our entire Membership and for all flooring industry participants. We are very pleased with their efforts and the success of the Starnet/CARE reclamation program.”

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Since 1992, Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership has been a dedicated alliance of commercial flooring contractors. Their mission is to provide collective strength, integrity, shared best practices and advocacy of training across the industry. Through strong partnerships with leading flooring manufacturers and related service providers, Starnet members ensure complete customer satisfaction through excellence in project management, installation and service. The membership’s combined efforts create an annual volume of nearly two billion dollars. For more information, call 1-800-787-6381 or visit