The NOX Corporation and American OEM have announced the establishment of an “Innovation Collaboration” between the companies. The two companies have partnered on a joint R&D effort centered around the development of innovative flooring products for the world market.
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, NOX operates manufacturing facilities in South Korea and Fostoria, Ohio, allowing the company to service the international market with a more local presence. NOX vinyl products are sold in a variety of formats in over fifty countries.
American OEM was founded in 2014 by wood industry veteran, Don Finkell. After thirty
years at Anderson Hardwood, Finkell started a new business outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The company specializes in long and wide engineered wood flooring, and has
manufacturing plants in the United States and Paraguay. American OEM manufacturers
sawn, sliced, and rotary face hardwood flooring and sells through both, branded and
private label programs across the United States.
“We value American OEM as an innovation partner. Combining our expertise in waterproof vinyl flooring with their skill in designing and manufacturing hardwood should create real opportunities for innovation in new product categories” said Dan Koh, President of NOX Corporation.
“Although we don’t know exactly where this collaboration will take us, the chemistry feels good, and we both sense there are exciting things to be discovered for the flooring industry,” said Don Finkell, CEO of American OEM.