updated 2/10/2011 10:17:01 AM ET 2011-02-10T15:17:01

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mondo, a global leader in the sports and contract flooring markets, has signed an agency agreement for The Patton Group to carry Mondo commercial flooring products.

The Patton Group, based in Walnut Creek, Calif., sells a wide range of commercial flooring solutions for corporate and institutional environments. The company represents clean, green, sustainable manufacturers from around the world. It will offer Mondo's contract flooring products, including the Mondo IDEA, Harmoni, Terranova, Natura, Geode and Bollo lines, to customers in Northern California.

Taking an approach unique in the flooring industry, The Patton Group will work in tandem with Mondo's Northern California representative Ryan Suarez and regional sales manager Garret Davelaar.

"The Patton Group has a well-established reputation for growing sales for the industry's premier manufacturers in Northern California, and this team approach will give us tremendous reach in Northern California to help clients with their flooring needs," said Federico Stroppiana, president of Mondo North and South America. "We look forward to working with The Patton Group as we expand our commercial flooring presence in the region."

Mondo brings to the partnership its leadership in rubber flooring -- one of the industry's fastest growing segments -- and an array of innovative new products that contribute to builders' LEED initiatives. Mondo is committed to producing surfaces that do not harm the environment at any stage of the manufacturing process. The company produces rubber flooring made of sustainable materials including renewable natural rubber, natural fillers and color pigments that are free of lead and other heavy metals. The majority of Mondo's contract product lines are manufactured in North America.

"The Patton Group is very excited to be representing Mondo in the Northern California, and we are positive that we will help increase Mondo's presence in contract flooring," said Brian Richards, owner, The Patton Group. "Mondo has always been known for the quality of its products and manufacturing. Now, blending our unique and talented sales team with Mondo, we are sure to become the dominant supplier of rubber flooring in Northern California."

About The Patton Group

Founded in 1991, The Patton Group is the largest independent multi-line flooring sales agency in Northern California. The company represents and distributes clean, green and sustainable commercial flooring products. To its customers, The Patton Group is the top choice for commercial flooring.    

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports and contract flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. The official supplier of the athletic track for the past nine Olympic Games, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

The company supplies a wide variety of commercial flooring, and it is the world's largest producer of sports and toy balls with an average daily production of 450,000 units. In addition, it manufactures large luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company's global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. More information about Mondo is available at www.mondoworldwide.com .

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Mondo is a registered trademark of Mondo.

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