Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has streamlined the process for FEMA contractors and other emergency response organizations to procure essential flooring products for use in healthcare and government facilities. The company now has a dedicated concierge line to quickly facilitate orders and is continually evaluating its manufacturing operations to meet ever-changing demands and get its profits where they are needed most.
The needs of healthcare and government contractors are rapidly changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Tarkett is committed to serving the needs of its customers and communities in these challenging times the company says. Through its own internal responses to this health crisis, Tarkett has positioned itself to safely continue providing flooring solutions that are well suited to address needs such as infection control and rapid occupancy.
“The pandemic has obviously impacted the construction industry in profound ways. We want our contracting and installation partners to know that we’re here for you,” says Rich Padgett, account executive for government sales for Tarkett North America. “As you work to keep our communities safe and our healthcare and government facilities responsive to changing needs, we’ll be here to provide solutions on your timeline.”
Through the following adjustments to its normal operations, Tarkett is equipped to support FEMA’s COVID-19 approach of preservation, allocation, acceleration and expansion through:
- Preservation: Continually monitoring inventories of resilient and soft surface products, prioritizing those inventories for the immediate need
- Allocation: Allocating those inventories once immediate needs are determined
- Acceleration: Directing manufacturing resources to produce those products where inventories are being depleted
- Expansion: Increasing manufacturing capabilities to meet the increased demand as this pandemic continues its aggressive path