William M. Bird joins Hearthwood Distribution Group

May 11, 2018

American OEM is pleased to announce the expansion of the Hearthwood
distribution group to Charleston, SC based William M. Bird. This is the latest distributor to bring
on the company’s brand, serving the Southeast market beginning in June 2018.

William M. Bird has a long legacy of excellence and integrity since their founding in
1865. “We are proud to partner with a company that, like Hearthwood, has such deep
roots in the industry. The Bird company values of fair play, hard work, and caring for
customers and employees makes them an ideal distributor of the Hearthwood
products,” says Randy Schrecengost, Vice President of Sales for American OEM.

The Hearthwood collection is comprised of twenty-four beautiful, responsible, and enduring
engineered hardwoods, made at the American OEM facility outside of Nashville from 100%
American hardwoods. The company’s flagship brand continues the four generation legacy
started by Andy Anderson, the inventor of the American engineered wood floor in the 1940s.

“Hearthwood is a way to honor our family’s 70+ year history in the wood business. It leverages
the vast experience of our past, but is packaged in a modern way that appeals to a younger,
predominately female demographic,” says Allie Finkell, Executive Vice President. “It’s an honor
to partner with William M. Bird. Their 150 year history in the industry fits perfectly with the
Hearthwood brand.”

To inquire about Hearthwood products or distribution coverage, please contact Allie Finkell at

Hearthwood Floors are rooted in a 70 year legacy dating back to the invention of the first
American engineered wood floor in the 1940s. As the flagship brand of American OEM,
Hearthwood is a curated collection of beautiful, responsible, and enduring hardwood floors
made 100% in America from 100% American timber. The twenty four product offering is
predominately made from premium sliced faced veneers, offered in stunning designs that are
modern, yet timeless. For more information, please visit our website at

Headquartered in Charleston, SC, William M. Bird has been providing customers with
outstanding products and services since 1865. Today, William M. Bird distributes the best floor
covering in the industry. The company is proud of its 150-year history of providing exceptional
customer service, superior logistics, and innovative business solutions. For more information on
William M. Bird, please visit www.wmbird.com.

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