Quick-Step Inc. has added another distributor to its network. Minnesota-based Herregan Distributors Inc. will replace Misco Shawnee in distribution of Quick-Step to the states of Missouri, Illinois and a large portion of Wisconsin.

Herregan has eight distribution centers serving customers in 12 states, and has appointed 15 to 20 sales representatives who will represent Quick-Step within the territory. As a result of the partnership, Herregan will be servicing a new market, with plans to open a branch in St. Louis. Quick-Step will be one of the company's key products, and will be stocked in Chicago, Kansas City, and Milwaukee.

In other news, Unilin Flooring, parent company of Quick-Step, announced that it will build a 600,000-square-foot laminate flooring manufacturing plant in Thomasville, N.C., that will supply product to the North American market. The new plant represents an $80 million investment and a further commitment by the Belgian company to sell its products in North America.