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November 7, 2016

 

Shamrock’s New 5mm Wear Layer.  Setting the New Standard for Unfinished Engineered Flooring 

Shamrock Plank Flooring is proud to deliver a new standard in the production of our unfinished environeered flooring.  To further add bottom line value to our customers, installers and refinishers, we are changing all of our 5/8″ and 3/4″ flooring to a full 5 millimeter wear layer thickness, before sanding, at no additional cost.  Going above and beyond the industry standard of 3 to 4 millimeters provides a homeowner 4 to 5 re-sands on their engineered hardwood flooring, which is identical to the amount of re-sands of a solid hardwood floor.

 

At Shamrock Plank Flooring, we strive to be stewards of our environment in every way. Because the hardwood flooring industry has been evolving to become more eco-friendly and thus creating a need for more sustainable flooring products, Shamrock has been increasing production of quality American made environeered flooring options that are not only beautiful but also friendly to our planet.

 

As industry standards typically offer a 3 to 4 millimeter wear layer for engineered hardwood flooring, we have added a number of technological advancements to our manufacturing facilities that are allowing us to consistently deliver a superior product.  We are passing the savings down as a thank you to our loyal customers. Shamrock Plank Flooring continues its legacy as an innovator in the hardwood flooring industry with over 100 years of experience.

 

Contact Shamrock Plank Flooring’s sales department at 1-866-473-3765 for more details and availability.

Jack Shannon III receives Governors recognition a

January 6, 2015

RE: CARB II Compliance and the Lacey Act
For over 100 years, Shamrock Plank Flooring and the Shannon Lumber Group have supplied the industry with products held to the highest quality standards. All of our raw material suppliers go through a rigorous screening process up front, in addition to ongoing quality and compliance audits. All our internal processes are designed and executed with one thing in mind – supplying you, the customer with the highest quality products, so that Shamrock provides a superior customer experience that you can count on.
We do not cut corners and we have not and never will compromise on doing things the right way. Our lumber, platform, adhesives, and materials that go into making Shamrock engineered flooring meets or exceed industry standards and government regulations. You can have full confidence that Shamrock products will ALWAYS be CARB II and Lacey Act compliant.
We submitted Shamrock flooring for rigorous independent testing. The test results were considered negligible for formaldehyde content. In fact, the test results showed it was well below the PPM limit of CARB II compliance.
All other Shamrock Plank Flooring products are proudly made here in the USA and will continue to be constructed with the highest quality standards in the industry. You and your customers can have every confidence that Shamrock Plank Flooring will never compromise the integrity of its flooring and the Shannon Lumber legacy.
As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to supplying customers for many generations to come.

Sincerely,
Shamrock Plank Flooring

Jack Shannon III receives Governors recognition a

January 6, 2015

Shannon Lumber International, a division of the Shannon Lumber Group and sister company to Shamrock Plank Flooring, received recognition for export achievements at the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting event in an announcement made by Governor Phil Bryant. Award presentations were made December 3, 2014 at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, MS. Recognition was given to companies who have made significant contributions to exporting during the past year and have shown economic growth to their local communities as well as abroad. “Not only did these companies and their leaders think outside the box when creating their innovative, high tech products and services, they thought internationally,” said Governor Bryant. Jack Shannon III, Director of Sales at Shannon Lumber International, accepted the award.

Shannon Lumber International provides its global customer base with everything from logs and lumber to hardwood products with special dimensions, strips and specified lengths. With offices in the U.S. and China, Shannon Lumber International prides itself on its ability to supply consistently high quality hardwood products on a timely basis, no matter the destination, and manufactures and ships over 65 million feet annually. Shannon Lumber International has become a global leader by building programs and alliances with manufactures and companies just getting started in buying US American hardwoods.

May 7, 2013

Shamrock Plank Flooring announces expansion

Shamrock Plank Flooring, a division of J. T. Shannon Lumber, is expanding its presence in North Mississippi by adding new manufacturing operations in a 62,900 square-foot facility. The project represents a company investment of $1 million and will create 25 new jobs.

Jack T. Shannon, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of J. T. Shannon Lumber Company, said, ”While some of the company’s finishing processes had been outsourced to facilities in China and Mexico, many of those jobs will be returning to American workers.  It’s time for us to bring jobs back here. There is a growing sense of patriotism and the consumer is demanding affordable and quality flooring made here in America.  At Shamrock Plank Flooring, we’re committed to delivering that.”

Shamrock Plank Flooring, manufacturer of high-end hardwood flooring, also has operations in Horn Lake, MS where the company has 140 employees.

Shannon family

September 26, 2012

Senator Roger Wicker visited Shannon Lumber Group

Jack Shannon, Jr., Jack Shannon III and Leigh Shannon were on hand to show Senator Roger Wicker the hardwood flooring division of the Shannon Lumber Group and the benefits of hardwood flooring vs bamboo flooring.

Commercial Appeal article 9/26/2012

 

August 8, 2012

“Green” Questions

Jack T. Shannon, Jr., CEO of J. T. Shannon Lumber Group and President of Shamrock Plank Flooring, recently wrote an article for Hardwood Floors Magazine addressing “green” issues. The article: “Do You Have Answers When Bombarded With Green Questions” can be found at the following link:

Hardwood Floors Magazine Article

August 1, 2012

Introducing Rancho Madera Collection

Shamrock Introduces The Rancho Madera Collection Of Distressed Flooring

Shamrock Plank Flooring is excited to introduce the Rancho Madera Collection of Distressed Flooring. The rich heritage of cattle ranches and their spirit for adventure was the inspiration for the new line. Rancho Madera is ½” Environeered flooring in a 7” width with long 1’ to 7’ lengths with heavy longer lengths. The hand detailing is done by a group of skilled artisans. The Rancho Madera Collection embodies the wind worn look of the old homesteads.

The Rancho Madera Collection features six beautiful selections. Three hickory colors available in a unique non-directional hand scraped detailing, and three designer inspired wire brushed floors in White Oak. The Rancho Madera Collection is also proudly made in the USA.

Shamrock’s Environeered Plank Flooring is the next generation of sustainable flooring. In an effort to extend nature’s precious resources, an engineered line of flooring was created and designed to be environmentally conservative. Shamrock’s Environeered flooring utilizes only ¼ of the hardwood used in solid flooring, preserving the same wear life and extending the use of our hardwood resources. The core is made from 7 layers of faster growing plantation grown premium Birch. This allows for increased structural stability of the flooring while minimizing the amount of hardwood harvested.

Contact Shamrock Plank Flooring’s sales department at 1-866-473-3765 for more details and pricing.

 

April 20, 2012

Show Us YOUR Shamrock Floor winners announced!

Shamrock Plank Flooring is excited to announce the winners of the Show Us YOUR Shamrock Floor facebook photo contest.

Bart Zawacki claimed the grand prize of $1,000 for his photo of Premium Maple flooring in an ocean side villa in Maui, HI. Being the grand prize winner, professional photos will be taken of the location to showcase the beautiful floors.
Three other prize winners received an iPad: Cheryl Webber – with Hickory Natural flooring; Jeremy Holloway – with Cigar from Shamrock’s hand scraped Saloon Series; and Brendan Strum – with Hickory Natural flooring.
Winners were chosen based on a combination of online voting and by a panel of judges.

Shamrock Plank Flooring would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and also to congratulate the winners. You can see all the photo entries in a special gallery located on www.shamrockplankflooring.com or our facebook page: www.facebook.com/shamrockplankflooring

 

March 23, 2012

Jack Shannon, Jr. elected president of HMA

HMA recently elected Jack Shannon, Jr. of J. T. Shannon Lumber Co and Shamrock Plank Flooring, President of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association at their National Conference and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 14th.

The Hardwood Manufacturers Association is a national trade organization with membership limited to U.S. hardwood lumber producers and processors. HMA is a member-driven association; providing member companies peer-networking opportunities, valuable information exchange and strategic management tools. The HMA also conducts a focused, far-reaching promotion campaign, directed to both consumers and build professionals, extolling the beauty, environmental preference and lasting value of American hardwood flooring, furniture, cabinetry and millwork.

The HMA is currently emphasizing the American Hardwood Promotion Program and comprehensive website: www.hardwoodinfo.com: This is a one-stop resource for enthusiasts and building professionals seeking information about selecting, decorating and building with American Hardwoods.

 

February 1, 2012

Shamrock announces personnel changes

The Shannon Lumber Group in Memphis, TN is pleased to announce Leigh Shannon has been promoted within the Shamrock Plank Flooring division to Southeast Region Sales Manager. Leigh was previously an inside sales representative for Shamrock. Bo Bonds and Laurlin Norman have also been appointed to new positions as Inside Sales Representatives. Bo will work with the Southeast region and Laurlin will work with the Mid-West region. Phillip Cruzen, Inside Sales Representative for the Northeast region has also added the West region to his area of responsibility.

 

December 1, 2011

Three New Color Additions to the Gasthaus Series

Shamrock Plank Flooring is excited to announce three new color additions to the popular Gasthaus Series product line. The Gasthaus Series features Hickory, Maple and Walnut with heavy hand scraping in 3/4″ Solid flooring.

The new additions are:
Ale – Hickory with a clear finish
Emmerbier – Maple
Urbock – Maple with a clear finish
These new colors will join Pilsner, Maibock, Dunkel and Schwarzbier in the line.

Dennis Hrusa, Sales Manager for Shamrock Plank Flooring, is very excited about the new colors. “They are just beautiful, and I think they add balance to the line with the lighter, clear shades. I know these new colors will become just as popular as our other colors.”

For more information about the Gasthaus Series please contact Shamrock Plank Flooring at 866.473.3765

 

April 22, 2011

Walk On Wood – Commerical Appeal article

Shamrock Plank Flooring was recently featured in an article in the Commercial Appeal: “Walk on Wood : Traditional Flooring Option Now More Attractive Than Ever”. Please go the link below to read this very insightful article on current and future trends and interesting facts concerning hardwood flooring.

Walk on Wood

 

April 20, 2011

Shamrock Plank Flooring Announces New Colors!

New for 2011 – Shamrock Plank Flooring is excited to release 5 fabulous new colors. Tobacco, Ember, Dark Cocoa, Cognac and Cigar were first showcased at Surfaces 2011 earlier this year, and will also be shown at the NWFA Annual Wood Flooring Covention in April. Marketing materials are now available on our website.

April 13, 2010

Congressman Childers Visits J.T. Shannon Lumber Co

The J.T. Shannon Lumber Company was proud to be a stop on U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ “Jobs and Economy Tour” of Mississippi’s First District. The Congressman chose to visit our 30-acre hardwood flooring manufacturer because of our steady employment numbers and green initiatives.

Since our arrival in DeSoto County in 1982, J.T. Shannon Lumber Company has been a consistently strong part of the local economy. “We’re proud to see people like Mr. Shannon (President/CEO Jack T. Shannon, Jr.) and his family employ 170 families,” said Childers, in a statement to the Commercial Appeal. In addition to employing local labor, J.T. Shannon Lumber Company also uses lumber from local hardwood sawmills, including a facility located in Childers’ home county of Prentiss, MS.

International Sales Manager, Jack Shannon III, Executive Vice President Jim Garrard and General Manager Rudy Weaver accompanied the congressman on his tour of the facility, and explained our company’s commitment to green practices. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about the lumber industry,” said Weaver, who has been with J.T. Shannon Lumber Company for over 14 years, “but it was good for Childers to see that we are good stewards of the forest and that we do value our raw materials and our products.”

“Hardwood floors are a highly sustainable resource,” adds Shannon. “They last for decades with minimal care. When you factor in our low-waste manufacturing processes, they are a very environmentally friendly choice.”

We were honored to introduce Congressman Childers and his staff to our facility, our fine products and our exceptional team, who make us so proud.

Read the full article in the Commercial Appeal

 

April 5, 2010

Are You Prepared for Entertaining?

As we embrace the Autumn colors and look toward the coming holidays shared with family and friends, Shamrock Plank Flooring reminds you to look inside your home as well. Are you prepared for entertaining? Is your home the welcoming showpiece that you have always dreamed of? If not, there is still time for flooring renovations to liven up your holidays!

Our vast flooring selection of colors and textures from our Environeered lines are perfect for your weekend project. This makes our prefinished environmentally engineered flooring suitable for all installation applications. Our Environeered© Plank Flooring is the next generation of sustainable flooring. In an effort to extend Nature’s precious resources, we have created this flooring utilizing only ¼ of the desired wood used in Solid Flooring preserving the same wear life as Solid flooring and extending the use of our wood resources. Our core is made from 9 layers of plantation grown Birch in an effort to further increase the structural stability of our floors as well as only harvesting the minimum quantity needed from its natural source. Lowering our Carbon Footprint means giving you the elegance you deserve whiled taking only what we need from Mother Nature.

Our knowledgeable sales staff is ready to help make your holiday wishes come true!!

View our selection of Environeered Flooring

 

March 12, 2010

NWFA 2010

Spring is off to a bright start down here in Memphis! We are preparing for our next show with the National Wood Flooring Association. This year we are headed to our Nation’s Capital – Washington D.C. We are ready to show you all that Shamrock Plank Flooring has to offer in our new Prefinished Flooring Line. Our team of professionals will be there to assist you and include Diane Pevy, Joe Marmon, and Ken Allen. We look forward to seeing all of our old friends and making some new ones!

Show Dates: March 22nd – March 25th
Booth Location: #904

Also, during the month of March, we are offering some exciting specials on Walnut, celebrating the bit o’ Irish in all of us. Please call your sales representative for details.

 

January 29, 2010

Shamrock Team attending Surfaces

Our Shamrock Team is preparing to see you at Surfaces! We will be displaying our beautiful solid wood prefinished flooring selections including our latest addition. Shamrock Plank Flooring is proud to introduce our line of Environeered© Flooring at Surfaces 2010. This is our prefinished environmentally engineered flooring suitable for all installation applications. Our Environeered© Plank Flooring is the next generation of sustainable flooring. In an effort to extend Nature’s precious resources, we have created this flooring utilizing only ¼ of the desired wood used in Solid Flooring preserving the same wear life as Solid flooring and extending the use of our wood resources. Our core is made from 9 layers of plantation grown Birch in an effort to further increase the structural stability of our floors as well as only harvesting the minimum quantity needed from its natural source. Lowering our Carbon Footprint means giving you the elegance you deserve whiled taking only what we need from Mother Nature. Please visit us at our booth located at G229 this year to learn more about this exciting to product and visit with Ken Allen, Joe Marmon, Diane Pevy, and Steven Gutsch. We hope to see you there!