TOANO, Va. -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has deepened its connection to Virginia in recent months through charitable donations and continued expansion.
The donations – which totaled more than $50,000 and are facilitated through the Company's Lay It Forward program – have benefitted organizations ranging from education-focused groups to public resource providers and additional youth centered organizations.
One example is Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, which inspires and prepares youth to succeed in a global economy through experiential programs. This results in strengthened communities as students develop the confidence to enter the workforce and contribute to the region's economic growth.
Additional organizations Lumber Liquidators has supported include the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg Montessori School and Thomas Nelson Community College.
Lumber Liquidators' expansion has also created economic benefits for Virginia, where the Company now has more than 500 employees. Recently completed construction of a 1 million sq. ft. distribution center in Henrico County consolidated the Company's East Coast operations in the Commonwealth. Last year, Lumber Liquidators invested approximately $5 million to more than double the capacity of its Toano finishing operations – where over 90 percent of the Company's premium Bellawood product line is finished.
Other public and private entities in Virginia benefit from Lumber Liquidators' success. The Company, for example, is the largest Virginia-based importer to the Port of Virginia and was named the Port's 2014 Shipper of the Year. Partnerships with other local manufacturers also encourage job growth in the Commonwealth.
About Lumber Liquidators
With more than 355 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 400 top quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators' low priced product, much of which is in stock and ready for delivery.
With premier brands including Bellawood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators' flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV's Dream Home and This Old House. For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com or call 1.800.HARDWOOD.
Lumber Liquidators aims to be the industry leader in sustainability. For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com/Sustainability. Learn more about our corporate giving program at LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com.
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