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This floor tells the story of how to create wealth in rural communities. This is the Heartwood Center in Abington, Virginia. Originally, the builder was going to buy flooring from mills outside the region. After getting a bid from local suppliers — hardwood from a nearby sustainable forest — the builder changed plans. All of the wood, milling and installation came from places or companies within an hour of the center. For more information on buying hardwood from Central Appalachia, call Kevin Rowe at 276 623 1121.

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