Going Local in Dalton, Ga and Whitfield County: CRI Manufacturer Tandus Flooring Makes It Personal on Special Day of ServiceIn his April 14, 2012 column titled "Global company gives back to Dalton and Whitfield County" in the Dalton’s Daily-Citizen, Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun congratulates Tandus Flooring, a Carpet and Rug Institute member manufacturer that held its annual special day of community service recently. Teaming with the local United Way office, Tandus employees once again “made it personal” by helping with projects at several local schools and the Boys and Girls Club.
“This long-term commitment to our area schools and community organizations is a boon to Dalton and to Whitfield County. As an international company that could host its sales meetings anywhere in the world, Tandus has chosen to bring its “extended family home” to Chattanooga every other year. Tandus employees could be performing these service projects just about anywhere, but the company has chosen to keep it local. And we’re glad they have.
Many of those who ended up at Brookwood Elementary School helped install Powerbond floorcovering, Tandus’ resilient hybrid flooring which is designed to provide long-lasting beauty in high traffic areas for up to 15 to 20 years. Other volunteers created garden spots at the school. Some even worked on a greenhouse.
Volunteers at Dalton Middle School helped create a butterfly garden in honor of a teacher. And those who helped out at the Boys and Girls Club (many for the second time) enhanced recreational areas, built picnic tables and installed siding on a primary building.
These acts of service by Tandus’ dedicated employees fit in well with the company’s goals of being good corporate citizens and environmental stewards.
And these projects will go a long way to making Dalton and Whitfield County become better communities in which to live.
Margaret Mead, the great anthropologist, once said, ‘Never question that a small group of committed individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’”