FSC Announces Call for Submissions

July 27, 2009
By Janet Wiens

Ask most people what they see when they walk through a junkyard and their response will be the same: junk. At least that is what I’d say. I might spot a few treasures if I looked hard enough, but I must confess that might even be doubtful. Thankfully, there are artistic individuals like Roche FitzGerald who bring creativity, energy and beauty to the world in ways that I can only look upon with envy.


FitzGerald’s walks through his favorite junkyard in Columbia, PA, provided the inspiration for Parterre Flooring’s Scrapyard, the main vehicle in the company’s Fused Flooring line.


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FSC Announces Call for Submissions
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July 28, 2009
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