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Mullican Flooring partners to serve wounded veteran

Sue Guinn Legg • Updated Dec 3, 2019 at 7:10 PM

Johnson City’s Mullican Flooring recently partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation and the National Wood Flooring Association to create a beautiful living space for a wounded veteran.

Through the foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment program which builds smart homes designed for the specific accessibility limitations of first responders and veterans wounded in the line of duty, Mullican helped provide a new home for a Marine Corps veteran injured in Afghanistan.

As the key manufacturing sponsor for the 41st RISE project home NWFA has participated in, Mullican was glad to have the opportunity to assist Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle and his family.

Cottle was injured in 2009 while serving his fourth deployment in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He and his explosive ordnance disposal team were on foot patrol clearing improvised explosive devices when a device detonated under him, resulting in the loss of both his legs.

Mullican donated hundreds of square feet of hardwood flooring from its Wexford Collection unfinished engineered line to help make the house a home for Cottle and his family.

Pat Oakley, Mullican vice president of sales and marketing, said, “Jesse Cottle is an American hero. The sacrifices he and the many others have made on behalf of our country are incredible. It’s so important that we support these heroes and help in any way we can.”

“When you meet a guy like Staff Sergeant Cottle, you can’t help but be reminded of the sacrifice and conviction our servicemen and women have given for our country,” Oakley said. “Mullican Flooring is inspired by our veterans and first responders and we are glad to have this opportunity to partner with them to show our appreciation.”

A leading manufacturer of premium hardwood flooring is proud of its commitment to keep its manufacturing facilities and operations all based in the United States. The company is headquartered in Johnson City with additional manufacturing sites in Norton, Va., Holland, N.Y., and Roncerverte, W.Va.

Throughout its 34 years of business, Mullican has believed that part of its industry leadership has been to support the economy and environmental standards here at home. To learn more, visit www.mullicanflooring.com.

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