Burns, Tenn.

American OEM is pleased to announce the expansion of the Hearthwood distribution group to Charleston, SC based William M. Bird. This is the latest distributor to bring on the company’s brand, serving the Southeast market beginning in June 2018.

William M. Bird has a long legacy of excellence and integrity since their founding in 1865. “We are proud to partner with a company that, like Hearthwood, has such deep roots in the industry. The Bird company values of fair play, hard work, and caring for customers and employees makes them an ideal distributor of the Hearthwood products,” says Randy Schrecengost, Vice President of Sales for American OEM.

The Hearthwood collection is comprised of twenty-four beautiful, responsible, and enduring engineered hardwoods, made at the American OEM facility outside of Nashville from 100% American hardwoods. The company’s flagship brand continues the four generation legacy started by Andy Anderson, the inventor of the American engineered wood floor in the 1940s.

“Hearthwood is a way to honor our family’s 70+ year history in the wood business. It leverages the vast experience of our past, but is packaged in a modern way that appeals to a younger, predominately female demographic,” says Allie Finkell, Executive Vice President. “It’s an honor to partner with William M. Bird. Their 150 year history in the industry fits perfectly with the Hearthwood brand.”

To inquire about Hearthwood products or distribution coverage, please contact Allie Finkell at allie@hearthwoodfloors.com


Hearthwood Floors are rooted in a 70 year legacy dating back to the invention of the first American engineered wood floor in the 1940s. As the flagship brand of American OEM, Hearthwood is a curated collection of beautiful, responsible, and enduring hardwood floors made 100% in America from 100% American timber. The twenty four product offering is predominately made from premium sliced faced veneers, offered in stunning designs that are modern, yet timeless. For more information, please visit our website at www.hearthwoodfloors.com.

Headquartered in Charleston, SC, William M. Bird has been providing customers with outstanding products and services since 1865. Today, William M. Bird distributes the best floor covering in the industry. The company is proud of its 150-year history of providing exceptional customer service, superior logistics, and innovative business solutions. For more information on William M. Bird, please visit www.wmbird.com.