Our story in the Portland Tribune April 04, 2015 10:48
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Everyone wanted a piece of this action, a piece of the bright blue carpet with a graphic ‘80s design from Portland International Airport.
And last week, the Port of Portland announced where they could get it.
Four vendors out of 32 were chosen to repurpose and distribute remnants of the iconic PDX carpet, including Nagl Floor Covering in Aurora. The other successful bidders were City Liquidators, Carpet Mill Outlet and Two Dogs in a Boat.
“We were very fortunate,” said Randy Schultze, co-owner of Nagl Flooring. “We were working with a couple of designers who are relatives of mine, my son, Nathan, and his wife, Becka.”
“They encouraged me to bid this,” Schultze said. “We sort of followed it online and after the pre-bid meeting I thought we had a good shot at it.”
He knew last week an announcement was pending, he said.
“I didn’t know we got it for sure until someone called (Wednesday) and asked if they could purchase some,” Schultze said.
He felt Nagl was selected for the professionalism of its proposals, and what it offered as a floor covering company as far as distribution, facilities and knowledge of the carpet industry.