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Dec 5 2018

Warming Hearts and Growing Minds with United Way of Central Maryland

Rolling into our third annual charity event in Harford County, we wanted to find a new way to give back to our community. With the wisdom and guidance of United Way of Central Maryland, we partnered with Halls Cross Roads Elementary School servicing 500+ students in Pre-K through 5th.

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Nov 5 2018

Svrjcek Charged with Taking Our Fleet to the Next Level

With Spartan’s distribution business on the rise, it was time to step up our in-house logistics. Enter, Chris Svrjcek, charged with efficiently managing the daily routing of our trucks to satisfy more of our customer’s needs.

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Nov 1 2018

Movin’ On Out, to the Reppin’ Side

Four months into his full-time stint in Spartan’s Customer Service, former intern Collin Keating will be taking his inhouse knowledge on the road. Effective November 1st, Keating will be working alongside Katie McGowan and Nicole Quinn representing Spartan’s offering in the greater Atlanta area.

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Oct 30 2018

Shawna Grace Joins Spartan’s Ever Growing CS Team

Beefing up our internal customer team servicing the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut markets we welcome Shawna Grace effective October 30, 2018.

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Oct 2 2018

Order Entry Get’s Powered Up by McDonald

Adding extra power to our order entry team, we welcomed Chelsi McDonald to the Customer Service department at HQ on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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Sep 25 2018

Intern Program Fosters Future Flooring Leaders

Every year, Spartan takes on a team of interns, giving each department a dose of energy and a boosted bandwidth to get things done. We look forward to the fresh perspective these students bring to our culture. We work together to better one another and our organization as a whole.

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Sep 18 2018

Giles Takes Charge of the #SpartanDC Showroom

Joining Spartan on September 18th, 2018 Derrick Giles joins the team as Spartan's DC Showroom Coordinator. Located at 14th and Corcoran Streets NW, the showroom serves as home base for five Spartan reps and a hub for countless product presentations and happy hours.

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Sep 4 2018

Internal Advancements for the Betterment of All

You may see our reps rolling day-in and day-out in your region, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes to keep this group on their A game. Read on for some updates on how we roll internally and feel free to reach out to give these worthy employees a high five on their promotions.

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Sep 4 2018

Shields Joins Spartan in the Big Easy

Effective Tuesday, September 4th, we’re excited to welcome Nick Shields to the team, spearheading Spartan in Louisiana and Mississippi. Setting up camp in the Big Easy, Shields joins the southeast team under Regional VP, Phil Carey.

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Sep 4 2018

Kearney joins Spartan as Jablon's Executive Assistant

If you know Kevin Jablon, you know he moves like the wind. Personally, and professionally, Jablon is a hard man to keep up with. Incoming to take over as KJ’s right hand, Kelsey Kearney joined Spartan as Executive Assistant to CEO, effective September 4th, 2018.

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Aug 6 2018

Spartan Adds a New Face to Northeast Customer Service

Spartan Customer Service is heating up in the dog days of summer with the addition of Joanna Ingrao. Effective August 6th, Ingrao will assist the sales team throughout in the Northeast region – PA, NJ, NY, CT and DE – under the leadership of Customer Service Manager, Ben Garback.

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Jul 23 2018

Judd Takes Spartan Into the Digital Age

Everyone knows a picture is worth 1,000 words, but did you know a 60 second video is worth 1.8 million words? Video is changing how we see the world, and Spartan is ready to get on board.

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Jun 27 2018

How Building a Business Created a Family

Earlier this month, Spartan CEO Kevin Jablon sat down with Chad Sanschargin of Cannonball Moments to do their second ever Cannonball Mindset podcast. Learn how Jablon went from slingin’ pretzels on Philly street corners to owning a company with over 100 employees. Hear how he began, how it made him who he is, and who he hopes to be 10 years from now. Feel the changes he felt when he realized he not only created a company, he created a family full of people who were counting on him.

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Jun 18 2018

Fresh Outta College Boyko Joins Spartan in Southern VA

One month after graduation from Salisbury University, Mike Boyko joins Spartan’s business development team covering Southern Virginia.

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Jun 4 2018

Two Time InTURNS to Full Time Employee

Effective May 21st, Spartan is excited to welcome Collin Keating to the HQ office. Keating joins Spartan just weeks after graduating from the University of South Carolina. He will work alongside Mike Lavrich and Ben Garback to provide exemplary customer service to clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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May 30 2018

Spartan HQ Grows Stronger with Philip Wilson

With an official start date of Tuesday, May 29th, Spartan’s Midwest Customer Service team gained a valuable new player, Philip Wilson. Working under team lead, Ryan Paige, Wilson looks forward to taking on this new challenge after spending the last ten years in the auto industry.

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Apr 11 2018

Bell Takes on Michigan + NW Ohio

On Thursday, April 12th Spartan officially welcomed Scott Bell to the team covering Michigan and North West Ohio.

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Apr 4 2018

Spartan Adds Purcell in the Big Apple

Adding to the team in the New York Metro area, Spartan welcomed Brady Purcell to the fold on Wednesday, April 4th. Brady joins Collette Russo and Miguel Mosquera, under the leadership of regional VP, Joe Blodgett.

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Mar 15 2018

Geographical Reach Expands with American Biltrite

In the fourth quarter of 2016, Spartan Surfaces began its relationship with American Biltrite in their Midwest market. Offering a select range of flooring solutions, American Biltrite (AB), is engineered to tackle the high demands imposed by the educational, healthcare and institutional sectors. With top-notch aesthetics, great durability, low maintenance and excellent environmental qualities, AB’s collections offer unsurpassed options for every project.

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Mar 6 2018

Winning Never Felt SO Good

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 Spartan founder, Kevin Jablon, presented HFH’s Resource Development Manager, Heather Lynch, with a check for $6,250.00. Winning a virtual football game has never felt quite so good! Countless hours spent - from draft to super bowl - was more than worth it.

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Feb 21 2018

Creating The Spartan Experience

Rounding out our 10th year in business, founder Kevin Jablon decided it was about time we put pen to paper to carve out a true mission statement. In 2007, Spartan came out of the gates moving full steam ahead, hedging its success on working tirelessly while taking risks and leaving formalities like business plans, budgets and mission statements for another day.

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Feb 20 2018

Spartan Welcomes Quinn in the ATL

Effective Tuesday, February 20th, we welcomed Nicole Quinn into the Spartan family. Taking on the Atlanta market, Nicole will work alongside Katie McGowan and Debi Parsons, under the leadership of regional VP, Joe Blodgett.

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Feb 12 2018

Anderson Makes Moves to Focus on Strategic Accounts

After a twelve-year run in the flooring industry, long time Spartan employee Daniel Digby came to founder, Kevin Jablon to let him know it was time to make a move. As sad as we are to bid him ado, we are thrilled to welcome Leslie Anderson as Manager, Strategic + National Hospitality Accounts.

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Dec 22 2017

Spartan Makes Giving An Annual Tradition

Following months of organization with United Way of Central Maryland, Spartan strived to provide an experience like no other for 20 Harford County families. With the help of United Way and Magnolia Elementary, on December 6th, 2017, we took 45 children and their families on a field trip to Dave + Buster’s for gaming fun, and ended their day with Junior Knight Training and dinner at Medieval Times Dinner + Tournament.

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Dec 19 2017

Spartan Joins Forces with Aspecta by Metroflor

Effective December 19th, Spartan Surfaces is proud to announce our partnership with Aspecta by Metroflor. Spartan will be representing the Aspecta brand from New York through the Mid-Atlantic to part of our southeast footprint. We’re very excited to work with Aspecta and represent their versatile and sustainable LVT.

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Dec 4 2017

Spartan Proudly Named Top Small Employer 2017

Not everyone has the privilege of being able to wake up on Monday morning excited to tackle the day’s challenges surrounded by a supportive team in a fun yet competitive environment. Spartan’s founder, Kevin Jablon, takes pride in creating a corporate culture that encourages growth, happiness, and team spirit.

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Oct 2 2017

Spartan Tennessee Welcomes Julie Bruehl

Spartan is thrilled to welcome Julie Bruehl to the Spartan team! Effective October 2nd, Julie joins husband and now colleague, Craig Bruehl, in representing Spartan throughout the state of Tennessee.

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Sep 21 2017

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Highlights Spartan

Proudly headquartered in downtown Bel Air, Spartan Surfaces was honored to be approached by the Downtown Alliance for a local feature; "Spartan Surfaces: Where Innovation and Culture Meet".

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Aug 21 2017

Expanding in Miami, Spartan Welcomes Hannah Verschoore

Effective August 21st, 2017, Spartan Surfaces is excited to welcome Hannah Verschoore, covering the Miami metro area.

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Aug 4 2017

Jablon Talks Non-Traditional Approach to Flooring with NAFCD

Spartan's founder, Kevin Jablon, recently sat down with NAFCD to discuss his non-traditional approach and where he sees the business headed. Check out the Q&A!

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Jul 25 2017

Now Hiring in the Concrete Jungle

How do you build your brand? Not your company’s brand, YOUR brand. Have you ever worked for an organization that wants you to brand yourself first? At Spartan, we thrive in a sales process that has you as our epicenter.

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Jul 17 2017

Spartan Gains Mik Lauric in Greater Atlanta

Effective July 17, 2017, Spartan Surfaces is honored to welcome Mik Lauric to our existing team in the Greater Atlanta region.

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Jun 14 2017

Spartan Opens Doors to New Chicago Showroom

On Monday, June 12th, 2017 Spartan unlocked the doors and let out the flags, officially opening their new Chicago showroom. Aptly dubbed #SpartansHubOnWells, the space is located at 162 W Hubbard, at the corner of Hubbard and Wells Street.

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May 25 2017

Spartan Seeks Team Member in the ATL!

Spartan Surfaces is seeking a high energy, self-motivated, competitive individual for the greater Atlanta market with a focus on the Architectural and Designer, End User, and Developer/Multifamily communities.

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Dec 16 2016

Celebrating 10 Years, Spartan Gives Back

After months of preparation, Spartan’s first charity event came and went in what could only be described as a whirlwind of feel-good moments.

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Nov 9 2016

The New Year Brings New Partnership with Tarkett and its Commercial Flooring Portfolio

Spartan Surfaces is excited to announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement with Tarkett in its Mid-Atlantic footprint. Starting January 1st 2017, Spartan Surfaces will be a distributor of the Tarkett commercial focused brands including the Tarkett Collection (homogeneous, heterogeneous, LVT and linoleum flooring), Johnsonite (rubber flooring, stairwell systems, wall base, and accessories), and the Azrock Collection (VCT, VET, and SVT). Spartan Surfaces will distribute these Tarkett brands in Southern New Jersey, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia including Washington DC.

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Oct 10 2016

Fletco Partnership Brings Carpet to ALL Spartan Markets

Spartan Surfaces is proud to announce its partnership with Fletco Carpets throughout our footprint, as Fletco expands into the US and Canada. Fletco's expansion will be managed by industry veteran Anthony Minite. Offering wall to wall carpet, carpet tiles and rugs in a variety of colors and styles, with customizable options at affordable pricing, Fletco is an instant staple for corporate interiors.

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Jun 13 2016

Spartan Surfaces Teams Up With Shannon Specialty Floors

Spartan Surfaces is excited to announce our expanded partnership with Shannon Specialty Floors, Inc., a high performance manufacturer and supplier of flooring within the commercial market-segment.

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Jun 6 2016

Spartan Expands Further into the Southeast

Effective June 6th, Spartan Surfaces is excited to announce new appointments in the growing Southeast region.

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May 23 2016

Flooring Donation Helps Pave the Way for Habitat for Humanity Townhomes

For profit or pro bono, BartonPartners is committed to providing the highest level of service to their clients. For the past eight years, BartonPartners has proudly worked alongside Habitat for Humanity to help provide affordable housing in Montgomery County. Utilizing their long time vendor relationships for donations, they continually provide safe, beautiful homes to hardworking families.

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May 9 2016

Spartan Broadens its Midwest Footprint

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Finlayson in Spartan’s new footprint of Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

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May 6 2016

#SpartansBrandNewHQ Open House

It’s been a busy week at Spartan Surfaces. For the first time, we held our semi-annual two day company-wide sales meeting at our very own Brand New HQ. Welcoming all our long time and new employees into the space we call home was the best feeling. Surrounded by colleagues, customers, friends and our community we celebrated our past, present and all that is in store in our future.

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Apr 1 2016

Spartan Celebrates Southeast Expansion

2016 is already proving to be a big year for Spartan Surfaces. Ninety-one days in, we have welcomed nine new employees and are thrilled to officially announce our expansion into the Southeast with the acquisition of Contract Surfaces.

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Jan 29 2016

Spartan and Rockwell Flooring Solutions Join Forces

Spartan Surfaces is excited to announce the definitive merger with Rockwell Flooring Solutions. The union blends two like minded companies and business owners bringing new synergies to the growing region.

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Jan 28 2016

Spartan Surfaces Seeks New Chicago Metro Sales Associates

Spartan Surfaces, a sales and consulting group specializing in commercial flooring, is looking for several entry-level and experienced sales professionals to support sales growth in the Chicago Metro area.

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Jan 25 2016

Digby Changes Gears to Focus on Strategic Accounts

Daniel Digby joined Spartan Surfaces in March of 2012. Over the course of the past four years, Daniel has played an integral role in building a name for Spartan and our manufacturing partners throughout Virginia. Today, we are pleased to announce the evolution of Digby’s role into Vice President, Strategic Accounts.

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Dec 22 2015

Jennifer Murray Joins Spartan to Cover Upstate New York and Connecticut

Spartan Surfaces is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Murray covering the regions of Upstate New York and Connecticut. Jennifer is a Rochester area native having studied at Cornell University.

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Dec 2 2015

AVA by Novalis Spotted Around the Globe

In its second year, Novalis Innovative Flooring elevated to the ranks of the five top Corporate Sponsors, with brands such as Nike Golf, Hugo Boss, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel in its support of the BMW Masters 2015 Golf Tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club, November 10 – 14.

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Nov 23 2015

Floor Covering Weekly Announces AVA Debut!

Novalis Innovative Flooring officially launched its new commercially specified luxury vinyl flooring brand AVA at NeoCon East earlier this month.
AVA goes to market with 64 SKUs of planks and tiles across three collections: DGSN for corporate, retail and hospitality; SNSE for education and healthcare; and, STYL for multi-family developments.

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Sep 14 2015

Prepare to be FLOORED. Spartan Surfaces DC Showroom GRAND Opening!

Join us in celebrating the VERY exciting opening of our first showroom located at 1614 14th Street NW in Washington, DC! Looking back, the past 18 months of design/build were full of blood, sweat, and unforeseen design obstacles. All well worth the effort, resulting in a modern space that we are immensely proud of.

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Sep 2 2015

Breaking Ground #SpartansBrandNewHQ

Spartan Surfaces is pleased to announce the recent ground breaking of their new downtown Bel Air headquarters location. Occupying the county’s well-known Aegis Building at 10 Hays Street, Spartan, a Forest Hill-based flooring sales and consulting firm, will be performing a complete renovation, remodeling the building to fit their style and growing business.

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Aug 4 2015

Modern Luxury Carpet in the DC Metro Area? TOTALLY!

Totally Carpet, a leader in high-quality designer commercial carpet has chosen Spartan Surfaces to represent its premier products in the DC, MD, VA region.

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Jul 27 2015


With the start of construction kicking off in August, Spartan's new headquarters in downtown Bel Air is making headlines! And by headlines, we mean 17 pages deep next to the Police Blotter. Close enough, right?

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Jul 14 2015

XQZ: The New Face of Resilient Flooring

Check out Stoner Bunting's latest news article, featuring Upofloor's XQZ resilient flooring lines! Upo Xpression, Quartz, and Zero are quickly becoming flooring industry game changers. It's no surprise that these knock-out lines impressed Stoner Bunting at NeoCon 2015!

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Jul 2 2015


There's no time like the 4th of July to thank our founding fathers for this wonderful land, and our founding manufacturer fathers for the wonderful flooring that covers this land.

Like Bruce Springsteen, these products were Borrrn in the USA!

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Jun 23 2015

Sun's Out, Floors Out!

It's finally that time of year when you can shed your UGG slippers and get into that bikini from last year that we all know fits perfectly. For those of us who are lucky enough to work in the industry, we use this season to kick off our shoes and feel the great floors of the outdoors beneath our toes! In honor of our favorite season, check out some projects that our floor-loving feet are particularly fond of.

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Mar 3 2015

Anderson Cooper Brings CARB Truth to the Surface

Ooh Anderson Cooper, you’ve rocked our world yet again! As many have seen, Lumber Liquidators was featured on 60 Minutes this past Sunday, revealing that the majority of their Chinese made laminate products falsely claimed to meet CARB 2 requirements. After completing various tests, it was proven that this laminate contained more than the allowed amount of formaldehyde, in some cases, even seven to 13 times the allowed amount.

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Feb 2 2015

Nydree Flooring + Spartan: Spreading the LOVE to VA, DC and MD

Nydree Flooring, a leader in high-quality, design-driven engineered wood flooring has chosen Spartan Surfaces to represent its premier flooring products in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Maryland-based Spartan Surfaces has been representing Nydree in Illinois.

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Apr 11 2014

Distribution, Here We Come!

HPS Schönox and Spartan Surfaces announced that they have reached an agreement that will result in a new division for Spartan Surfaces that will distribute Schönox products from Virginia to southern New Jersey. Spartan Distribution will carry the full line of Schönox subfloor products including primers and moisture mitigation systems, patching and smoothing products, floor leveling compounds, and adhesives. Headquartered in Forest Hill, Maryland, Spartan Surfaces has flooring experts in place throughout the region. HPS Schönox has expanded its team of subfloor technical associates to support this area and the extensive growth of Spartan Surfaces.

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Mar 26 2014

Building a BASE for a Healthier Community

Did you know that more than one million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer each year? That half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes? It’s a battle. A battle best fought with love, support, care and of course best-in-class treatment.

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Nov 14 2013

Capri Cork Provides Comfort Underfoot for Eileen Fisher

Last week, Cosmo Couture held their third annual event benefiting My Sister’s Place—a support center in Washington, D.C. for battered women and their children. Cosmo Couture challenges local architecture and design firms to design and fabricate couture garments out of materials found in their material libraries–rubber, wood veneer, wall-covering, you name it.

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Sep 28 2012

Cosmo Couture: Most Creative Award Goes to FOCUS Architecture + Design!

Cosmo Couture challenges local architecture and design firms to design and fabricate couture garments out of materials found in their material libraries – rubber, wood veneer, wall-covering, you name it.

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Sep 19 2012

Procedo Launches Summa Design Flooring!

Spartan is excited to announce the introduction of Procedo’s newest line, Summa Design Flooring. Summa Design 18” x 18” tiles are manufactured by infusing a durable fabric top layer with an LVT bottom layer. The construction provides the dependability of LVT with the limitless design capabilities that fabrics and textiles offer.

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Aug 6 2012

Staticworx Named to the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List

Staticworx® Flooring, North America’s leader in static-free flooring for labs, cleanrooms and electronics technology spaces, today announced it was named to the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list for the third year in a row.

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Jan 21 2012

Capri Mediterra Gets the Royal Treatment

To kick it off, Capri, always well recognized for the environmental attributes of their products, announced in May of 2011 that their Mediterra Cork Collection had earned FloorScore® certification. FloorScore® certified products meet the indoor air requirements of the US Green Building Council LEED program, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and CA section 01350, the most stringent air quality requirement in North America.

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Jan 2 2012

Celebrating Five Years, Spartan Takes on New York

It’s been five years since Spartan opened its doors in Forest Hill Maryland. Three guys, three lines and three states. Five years later Spartan is still spreading its wings.

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Oct 27 2011

SmartCEO Features Spartan’s own Kevin Jablon - Baltimore's Smart100

“A Smart100 CEO is one that is recognized for his or her leadership, strategic vision and character in running a business. They span the many industries that are succeeding here in Baltimore – from IT and government contracting, to staffing and public relations. Together, they represent Baltimore’s top 100 CEO’s, the thought leaders of today’s businesses.” Craig Burris – Publisher Baltimore SmartCEO

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Oct 25 2011

Breaking Boundaries – “Design Changes Everything!”

Spartan Surfaces is proud to participate in this year’s Breaking Boundaries event. The event will be held over breakfast Wednesday, November 2nd - the opening day of NeoCon East held in Baltimore’s Convention Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Design Changes Everything!” and promises to be energizing highlighting design thinking in business and education.

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Aug 23 2011

Staticworx Makes Inc. 500/5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

Staticworx Inc., North America’s leading producer of anti-static flooring products, has once again made Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest- growing privately held companies in the United States. Since 1982, Inc. Magazine has honored businesses with accolades and offered encouragement to budding entrepreneurs in equal parts, but the 500/5000 list and its corresponding annual conference have become its best-known and most celebrated endeavor.

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Jul 29 2011

ECOsurfaces Launches "Pattern Play"­ - Click. Drag. Drop. Create!

ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring has launched a custom color application on the ECOsurfaces website called "Pattern Play." The application allows a designer or potential customer to develop a custom color pattern using the standard ColorMill EPDM colors that are offered by ECOsurfaces.

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Jul 15 2011

Bolon Woven Vinyl to be Featured IIDA's 2011 Cosmo Couture Event

Each year the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) holds their Cosmo Couture Event in several US cities. The charity event encourages groups of architects and designers to design and create a runway worthy outfit from one of the materials found in their library.

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Jun 28 2011

Spartan Supports Greenspace - A Living Classroom for Green Building

Greenspace in a nonprofit organization focusing on green building within affordable housing, real estate and economic development within Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region. Greenspace aims to be the premiere green learning and resource center for the area by serving as a living classroom for understanding the benefits of sustainable and environmental construction and renovation.

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Jun 20 2011

Using Waste Wisely - Salvaged Wood Wall

DesignSponge often finds a way to create something inspiring from what many would consider waste. At the completion of many, if not all, of our projects wood scraps are innumerable and often wasted.

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Jan 13 2011

Procedo Versa Quartz - Granted USPS National Specification

At the start of the year, Procedo Versa Quartz tile was awarded the national specification for use in United States Postal Service (USPS) processing and distribution centers (P&DC's).

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