Tarkett donates new ballistic shield to Dalton Police Department

The Tarkett manufacturing team in Dalton, Georgia, recently partnered with the Dalton Police Department to help improve the security of its facilities. The DPD joined meetings with all Tarkett manufacturing employees to discuss ways to be better prepared for emergency situations.

After the DPD’s visit with Tarkett’s team in July, Tracy Scott, senior vice president of operations for Tarkett North America, began exploring ways Tarkett could give back. It was decided that the company would donate a new ballistic shield to the DPD.

“We can’t thank the officers at Dalton Police Department enough for all that they do to keep us and the rest of the Dalton community safe,” Scott said. “We are thrilled to support the Dalton Police Department with a new ballistic shield.”

Tarkett presented the new shield to DPD officers on Sept. 19.

“It is great to hear that what started with officers helping a local community business become more prepared for potential hazards they could face in the workplace has led to a mutually beneficial partnership that will benefit the entire community,” said DPD Assistant Chief Chris Crossen.

Tarkett, a global leader in sustainable and innovative flooring solutions, has long been committed to putting people first. This value is embodied in the company’s “Tarkett Cares” volunteering and community support program, which encourages employees to engage in local initiatives that support community needs and quality of life. For Tarkett teams, these voluntary initiatives offer invaluable opportunities to share common values like generosity, solidarity and team spirit.

And Tarkett’s definition of “team” extends beyond its company walls. Tarkett hopes its ballistic shield donation will inspire other manufacturers in the community to also consider donations to support local law enforcement and safety agencies.

“As we value the contributions of all those who respond to emergencies, we hope that other companies will join us in helping to provide support to those first responders,” said Gordon DeLashmitt, senior environmental health and safety manager at Tarkett.

Tarkett North America has headquarters in Solon, Ohio, and multiple manufacturing locations throughout the continent. The company employs more than 600 people at the Dalton manufacturing facility alone. To learn more about Tarkett, visit tarkett.com.

About Tarkett

With a history of more than 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, generating net sales of € 3.4 billion in 2022. The Group has 12,000 employees, 25 R&D centers, 8 recycling centers and 34 production sites. Tarkett designs and manufactures solutions for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields, serving customers in over 100 countries. To build “The Way to Better Floors,” the Group is committed to circular economy and sustainability, in line with its Tarkett Human‐Conscious Design® approach. Tarkett is listed on the Euronext regulated market (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT). www.tarkett‐group.com

Proof in Every Step

For years, Tarkett has raised the sustainability standards of the flooring industry. It purposefully designs floors with total transparency to create healthier, safer spaces for both people and planet. When Tarkett floors reach their end of life, the company’s ReStart® program makes it possible for them to be repurposed or recycled. Tarkett’s near-term science-based carbon emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and are fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement objective to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius. For more information, visit https://contract.tarkett.com/proofineverystep.