In 2016, we became one of several US-based hardwood flooring manufacturers to participate in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program partnership facilitated through the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA).

The quality and durability of the wood flooring that American OEM provides is helping us to improve the lives of our wounded heroes, allowing them significantly more independence in their new homes. I thank them so much for the support." – Gary Sinise

R.I.S.E. creates homes designed to help restore freedom, mobility and self-reliance for some of our nation’s most valiant heroes. Through our collaboration, we will donate flooring made in America, from North American hardwood, for custom smart homes built for severely wounded veterans in the Tennessee area.

The Gary Sinise Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. program, the Foundation is constructing specially adapted homes for our nation's most valiant heroes. Each one-of-a-kind home uses cutting edge technologies and high performance materials to help restore freedom, mobility and self-reliance to veterans for whom simple, everyday tasks can often be a significant challenge.

Through our ongoing collaboration with NWFA and the R.I.S.E. program, we are honored to donate beautiful, durable and responsible flooring, made in Tennessee, for these most deserving local heroes and their families.

Visit to learn more about the Foundation and the R.I.S.E. program.