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DESSO® and Masland agreed to discontinue cooperation

25 November 2014 - Desso, a leading global carpets and sports pitches company, and Masland Contract, a division of the Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN), a US floor coverings company, today announced that they have decided to discontinue their cooperation following the anticipated acquisition of Desso by Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces.

“In our partnership with Masland both companies have demonstrated a tremendous amount of commitment to make this a successful and enjoyable, cooperation. We wish Masland all the best in their future business endeavors.”

Alexander Collot d’Escury, CEO of Desso

Termination of the contract between Masland and Desso

The termination of the contract between Masland Contract and Desso includes both the joint venture in hospitality as well as the distribution agreement for Desso carpet tiles by Masland Contract in the United States. Desso will remain active in the commercial tiles business as well as the hospitality industry in North America.

Running orders will continue to be serviced by the respective individual sales representatives in order to have the minimum amount of disturbance for our customers. 

Read more about the acquisition of Desso by Tarkett

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