Belknap-Haines Expands into Texas

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As the Mancini Family’s commitment to floor covering continues to grow, Belknap-Haines is happy to announce that on October 17, 2022, Belknap-Haines purchased the assets of STC (formerly known as Swiff-Train).  STC has a very experienced sales team that services Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida, as well as several distribution facilities located throughout Texas.  The company primarily sells private label product, which Belknap-Haines plans to grow, while adding other branded products to the STC portfolio.  STC will operate as a separate division of Belknap-Haines with their current executive and management teams in place.

According to Paul Castagliuolo, President of Belknap-Haines “this transaction is another example of the Mancini family investing for the long-term in the flooring distribution business.  Recently we expanded into Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.  We are excited to continue our expansion into the Texas and Gulf Coast market through our transaction with STC.”

Ray Mancini Jr Belknap-Haines CEO commented – “while we continue to grow, our focus is to provide the very best service and products to our entire customer base.  Our goal is to be the best flooring distributor in the US as measured by our customers and vendor partners.”

Shane Calloway, STC President commented – “we are excited to be part of the Belknap-Haines family.  With the financial strength they bring to the table, we believe this will allow STC to introduce new products and grow into new markets”.

About Belknap White Group: Headquartered in Mansfield, MA, The Belknap White Group is one of the leading full-service, hard-surface flooring distributors in the United States. Family-owned-and-operated for over 35 years, The Belknap White Group strives to deliver excellent service, while partnering with industry-leading suppliers to deliver an extensive portfolio of premium flooring products. We have nine showrooms and distribution locations across New York, New Jersey and New England featuring hardwood, resilient, ceramic and supplies for all residential and commercial applications. To learn more, please visit

About Haines: Founded in 1874 as a general store in Upperville, Virginia by John James Haines, it is among the oldest privately held companies in America. It is the largest floor covering distribution company in the country with operations covering the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The reason for this growth is simple—we built our business on the core values of being customer-focused, people focused, trustworthy, innovative and providing a commitment to excellence. And as we continue to grow, we continue to evolve—implementing the latest technology and providing the latest products—to exceed expectations of our customers. These have been, and will remain, the values of Haines. To learn more, please visit:

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