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Purpose of Today’s meeting
■ Introduce you to Magnum Parket– the second
largest worldwide producer of longstrip wood
flooring
■ Provide an overview of the Magnum US
“certified green” flooring program
■ Review the wide range of Magnum 100% FSC
and CARB compliant flooring products
■ Discuss the US Green LEED program and
impact on the US Building Industry

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AMERICANS ARE THINKING GREEN

■ People are thinking green - just open any magazine


■ Sales of hybrid cars are up 46% this year
■ The U.S. wind-power industry grew in size by 45% last
year
■ Green is becoming a “red, white and blue” lifestyle issue
■ Green is “Chic”
■ According to a Institute of Architects study “90% of the
people surveyed were willing to pay $5,000 more to build
or buy a house that would use less energy or protect the
earth”

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Green and the Job Market
■ The "Green for All" initiative is aimed at securing $1 billion
in funding for green-collar job training in order to lift
250,000 people out of poverty across the country
■ The U.S. economy currently generates more than 750,000
green jobs - a number that is projected to grow five-fold to
more than 4.2 million jobs over the next three decades.
■ “Green energy should create 20 million jobs by 2030”
according to the Reuters, September 24, 2008
■ “$100 billion of investment could yield 2 million "green"
jobs” Reuters, September 9, 2008

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Green Impact on Real Estate
■ Green Homes are now featured on MLS listings under a
separate category of “Green, Sustainable Energy Efficient
Homes and Developments”
■ Professionals are now being certified as green experts with
such designations as “Certified Built Green™
Professional” and “Green Real Estate Professional”
■ “EcoBroker” is the first green educational curriculum and
certification for licensed real estate professionals
■ The growth of LEED Certified Professionals has grow
significantly over just the past three years.

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Developing Green Market
§ According to the Green Building
Alliance by 2010 the green building
products market is projected to be worth
$30-40 billion annually.
§ According to the Home Builders
Association “ by 2010 40-50% of the
homes built will be green”

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IMPACT OF THE LACEY ACT

What is the Lacey Act?


– Affective April 1, 2009 the Lacey Act prohibits
the sale of any illegal wood products sold in the
US including wood flooring, furniture, etc.
– The acts imposes fines up to $500,000 on
violators
– According Carroll Muffett, Greenpeace USA
deputy the Lacey Act is "one of the most
important pieces of forest legislation passed in
this country in decades.”
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GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

■ The three largest


segments for
nonresidential green-
building construction
– office, education and
health care – will
account for more than
80% of total non
residential
construction
■ Source: 2008 US Construction Overview

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WHAT’S DRIVING GREEN
CONSTRUCTION?
Ø These factors are expediting the growth of
green building products:
• Unprecedented level of government
initiatives
• Heightened residential demand for green
construction
• Improvements in sustainable materials

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Ø Leadership in Energy and Environmental


Design (LEED) for New Construction &
Major Renovation administered by Federal
Government Green Building Council.
Ø Since 1989 LEED has grown to encompass
more than 14,000 projects in 50 US states
and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion
square feet of developed area.

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LEED PROGRAM BENEFITS

■ Studies have suggested that an initial up


front investment of 2% extra will yield over
ten times the initial investment over the life
cycle of the building
■ Increased real estate value of the property.
■ Healthier living environment
■ Significant tax relief at the Federal, State
and Municipal levels

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LEED QUALIFICATIONS
Different LEED versions have varied
scoring systems based on a set of required
"prerequisites" and a variety of "credits" in
the six major categories
vCertified - 26-32 points
vSilver - 33-38 points
vGold - 39-51 points
vPlatinum - 52-69 points

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MAGNUM LEED PRODUCTS

ØMagnum Floors offers LEED qualified


flooring products in five categories for a
possible total of 15 LEED credits
ØMagnum Floors are 100% FSC Certified
and are one of only two suppliers located
in the US offering FSC certified laminate
flooring

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Magnun Green Program
■ Magnum Green products are 100% FSC certified
as defined by the Forest Stewardship Council
■ Full range of products including solid wood
(domestic and exotics), laminate flooring, cork,
bamboo and linoleum
■ All products have at least one green standard
attribute as defined by Magnum standards
■ All wood flooring meets or exceeds the CARB
January 1, 2009 regulations

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MAGNUM GROUP
Ø Magnum Parquet – factory located in the
Czech Republic and 2nd largest
worldwide producer of longstrip wood
flooring.
Ø Magnum Floors (US) – Head Office
located in Charleston, SC with
warehousing in Calhoun, GA.

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MAGNUM PARKET
10 Reasons to choose a Magnum Longstrip Floor

■ 1. Wide product range


■ 2. Advanced technologies
■ 3. High quality
■ 4. 100% natural material
■ 5. Glueless joint
■ 6. New generation resistant surface
7. 100% natural oils (natural and white)
■ 8. Use pure ecological UREA-free PVAC
glues All wood waste into clean burning Bio-
briquettes and Magnum use 100% recycled
packaging material
■ 9. Warranty & service MAGNUM products
come with a 25-year warranty
■ 10. Easy cleaning and maintenance
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Magnum Production
■ MAGNUM Longstrip Floors are made
for you in the heart of Europe, in an area
where high-quality hardwood products
have been crafted for hundreds of years
and local woodworking skills have been
■ Using state of-the-art technology,
■ Magnum Parquet's modern production
facility in the Czech Republic produces
wood flooring which is synonymous with
elegance, first-class quality, respect for
nature, and a cozy home.

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Magnum Longstrip
Construction
■ Upper layer: ■ 1. Upper layer:
approximately 3,8 mm
hardwood approximately 3,8 mm
■ Central layer: 9 mm soft
hardwood
wood ■ 2. Central layer: 9 mm
■ of soft wood
■ 3. Bottom layer: 2 mm
spruce veneer
■ 4. Surface treatment: 5
layers of UV-cured
lacquer or natural oil
■ 5. MagShield Layer

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The Environment

MAGNUM Parket subscribes to the most demanding


environmental standards and apply these high standards to
supplier partners
üLeader in the production of wood flooring that uses
UREA-free glues, PVAC glues
üWood flooring produced with 100% natural oils for
surface treatments
üThe Prestigious German magazine Oko test has
repeatedly recognized Magnum wood floors with their
highest “Excellent” ranking

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Magnum Longstrip
Flooring Program
Installation Video ■ Collections
Classics Exotics Brushed

Rochade Thermo Stained

Resources
Grading Range Warranty Installation

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MAGNUM FLOORS USA
ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
Calhoun,
Customer Service
Georgia
■ Claims and Warranty Administration
■ Mass E-mail, Fax, and Mail Services
■ 24 hour Customer Internet Access
■ EDI Order Entry Capable
■ Back Order Follow Up
■ Inbound Call Center
Information Services
■ 24 Hour Internet Access to Data
■ Bar Code Scanning Capable
■ Management Reporting
■ Price Administration

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WAREHOUSING
Calhoun, Logistics
GA. ■ Arrange Transportation from Port of Entry to Final
Destination
■ Full Truck (TL) or Less than Truck Load (LTL)
Shipments
■ Freight Carrier Selection and Routing
■ Freight Bill Processing
■ Pooled Freight Savings
■ Freight Consolidation
Material Handling
■ Receiving Full Containers
■ Picking Custom Orders
■ Bar Code Labeling
■ Special Packaging
■ Breaking Bulk

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Magnum’s US Green Program
Ø Magnum US leads the industry in the
development of a comprehensive “certified
green” flooring program www.magnumfloors.com
Ø The Magnum standards apply to sustainability
(FSC certification), off gassing E1, low energy,
reused/reclaimed material, renewable, and
plantation grown products
Ø Each Magnum flooring product qualifies for at
least one (1) and up to as many as four (4) LEED
credits www.magnumfloors.com

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Magnun Green Program
■ Full range of 100% FSC products including solid wood
(domestic and exotic species), engineered hardwood,
laminate flooring, cork, bamboo and linoleum
■ Products are packaged using recycled materials
including boxes and plastic wrap
■ The Magnum program is supported by web site support
for product specifications, MSDS sheets, “quick ship”
sample program, and brochures.
■ All Magnum flooring is offered in addition to matching
moldings, repair, cleaning and maintenance supplies

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MAGNUM GREEN PRODUCTS

Solid Wood ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified

.
Ø Meets or exceeds
CARB emissions for
off-gas and VOC’s
Ø Sizes ¾” x 2 ¼” – 5”
Ø Low Energy LEED
Ø Unfinished/prefinished CREDITS

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MAGNUM GREEN PRODUCTS

Laminate Flooring ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified
§ MR. Credit 4.1

. Ø Meets or exceeds
CARB emissions for
off-gas and VOC’s
§ Credit 3.2
Ø Recycled waste
■ Sizes 7 mm to 11 mm
■ Widths 3 1/3” to 8” ■ Glueless Installation

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Hardwood Engineered ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified
§ MR. Credit 4.1

. Ø CARB compliant for


off-gas and VOC’s
§ Mr. Credit 3.2
Ø Recycled waste
■ Widths 3” to 5” § Mr. Credit

■ Classic and Exotics ■ Glueless Installation

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Bamboo Flooring ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified
§ MR. Credit 4.1
Ø Meets or exceeds
. CARB emissions for
off-gas and VOC’s
§ Mr. Credit 3.2
Ø Recycled waste
Ø Renewable
■ Thickness ½”
■ Width 11.8” ■ Glueless Installation

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Cork Flooring ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified
§ MR. Credit 4.1

. Ø Meets or exceeds
CARB emissions for
off-gas and VOC’s
§ Mr. Credit 3.2
Ø Recycled waste
■ Sizes – ½”
■ Widths – 11.8”
■ Glueless Installation

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Linoleum Flooring ■ LEED ATTRIBUTES


Ø 100% FSC certified
§ MR. Credit 4.1

. Ø Meets or exceeds
CARB emissions for
off-gas and VOC’s
§ Mr. Credit 3.2
Ø Recycled waste
■ Sizes ½” thickness § Mr. Credit
■ Width – 11.8” ■ Glueless Installation

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UNICLIC
Glueless Installation
■ Magnum’s patented “Uniclic” joint provides a
glueless installation that eliminates the need for
adhesives and toxic gases during installation
■ Magnum Uniclic flooring can be removed and
reused up to three times.
■ Magnum products are produced using waste wood
in the HDF core board
■ Magnum exceeds California Indoor Air Quality
requirements on all products.

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Contract Resources

Specifications Brochures

Samples MSDS

Videos Warranties

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Why MAGNUM FLOORS?
■ Nation’s leader in FSC certified flooring that is
sustainable, healthy and eco-friendly
■ Flooring designed to comply with LEED (up to
fifteen credits) and CARB standards
■ One stop for solid and engineered wood, laminate,
bamboo, cork and linoleum flooring
■ Wide selection of decors and styles in five product
categories.
■ International company with 20 years experience in
the US flooring industry
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WHAT NOW?
■ To learn more about the Magnum Floors
“certified” flooring program we would ask
that you contact:
MAGNUM FLOORS AT 1 (843) 277 0422
OR EMAIL: sales@magnumfloors.com
WEB: WWW.MAGNUMFLOORS.COM

Thank you again for your interest in Magnum Floors

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