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Braided Rug Manufacturer cmi Receives Supplier Recognition Award From The Andersons, Inc. Retail Group

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cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of a complete line of braided-texture area rugs and accessories, recently received a Supplier Recognition Award from The Andersons, Inc. Retail Group which includes retail department stores in six locations throughout Ohio. cmi was recognized for the innovative promotions they consistently offer and the successful sales growth of the company’s products in the stores. “cmi had an outstanding service and performance record with us over the past year,” said Bruce Dolgoff, Area Rug Merchant for The Andersons, Inc. “Their stock promotions and product presentations featured in each of our stores are always first rate. cmi is also one of the few vendors that allow our customers to special order specific colors, shapes and designs while still providing quick delivery of product.” The annual “Andersons Partnership Plus” event at which the recognition award was presented was held at The Andersons family “farm” as it is known by all its vendors and the locals in Maumee, Ohio. “We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service and are honored to be recognized by a terrific retailer like The Andersons,” said Mary Jane Connell, Vice President of National Sales at cmi, as she accepted the award “A great partnership like this doesn’t happen without the hard work and dedication of many people. I’m pleased to be able to take this award and present it directly to those that helped make it happen, especially our employees.” The Andersons, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under ANDE. The company’s divisions include: Agriculture, Rail, Processing and Retail. The Retail Group consists of six retail stores in Ohio which offer a full line of home center products plus housewares, sporting goods, automotive products, garden centers, pet products, produce, deli, bakery, wine shops, butcher shops, and specialty groceries. Founded in 1977, cmi is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the home of Old Slater Mill and the birthplace of our nation’s textile industry. The company has specialized in manufacturing braided-texture rugs and accessories since its inception. cmi’s mission to be the innovator in the braided-texture rug category consistently produces new colors, styles, award-winning designs and shapes which most appeal to today’s consumer. These advances continue to demonstrate to consumers that braided is simply a construction process and not a style. cmi sells under its own brand name in thousands of specialty retailers and has private label programs and/or customized programs with Ethan Allen, JC Penney, Sears and many others. For more information on the company, please contact Donald M. Scarlata, President and CEO of cmi, at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, P.O. Box 249, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0249 or call, toll free, at (800) 343-9339. Fax: (401) 728-2740. Web: www.colonialmills.com.

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