Acme Floor Company Wins NWFA “Best Commercial Wood Flooring” Award

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Frank Miller Lumber Supplies Quartersawn Hardwood Used by Acme in Award-winning Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Project

UNION CITY, Ind., May 14, 2012 — Acme Floor Company has won the “Best Commercial Wood Flooring” award for its installation of the flooring in Helzberg Hall, the 1,600-seat concert venue at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the current home of the renowned Kansas City Symphony. Supplied by Frank Miller Lumber, the flooring in Helzberg Hall was constructed and installed from more than 20,000 square feet of 3″ red oak and features a stunning floor-to-ceiling aesthetic showcasing a variety of North American hardwoods.

The 2012 National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Expo, held April 2012 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., is the only convention and trade show in the world dedicated solely to wood flooring. Experts in wood flooring and hardwood from around the world gathered to network, share experiences with their peers, and honor the achievements of some of the premier flooring companies in the industry.

“Acme is honored to receive this award from the National Wood Flooring Association,” said Bob Kenney II, president and owner, Acme Floor Company. “We are proud to do our part to create such an exceptional building for the Kansas City community.”

Helzberg Hall was designed by internationally renowned architecture firm Safdie Architects, who collaborated with Acme Floor Co. to create a space that showcases the delicate acoustics of solo concerts, chamber music and even full orchestras. The architects wanted to use quartersawn hardwood to complement their world-class design, and Acme turned to the premier quartersawn hardwood experts at Frank Miller.

“We feel privileged that Frank Miller was chosen by Acme Floor Co. to supply the hardwood used in the architecturally significant Kauffman Center,” said Dan Hackett, president and CEO, Frank Miller.

About Acme Floor Co., Inc. (
A family owned and operated business specializing in laying, refinishing, and resurfacing hardwood floors for residential and commercial customers, Acme has more than 86 years of experience serving Kansas residents as a wood flooring specialist and also offers professional gym floors, custom staining and refinishing services.

About Frank Miller Lumber (
Frank Miller helps architects and designers realize the elegance and durability of quartersawn hardwoods in the most distinctive architectural endeavors. Established in 1903 and located in Union City, Indiana, Frank Miller produces exceptionally fine quartersawn and plain sawn hardwoods for manufacturers of fine furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork and flooring. Frank Miller’s quartersawn products are used in high-end commercial and residential construction around the globe where there is a significant architectural/design element to the project’s cabinets, millwork and flooring.