Haines City, Fla. — Blackton, Inc., an Orlando-based supplier for the home building industry, was recently awarded a contract from D.R. Horton to provide flooring products worth an estimated $500,000 for Oak Grove West being developed in Polk County. Micky Blackton, chief executive officer of the family-owned firm, said the contract with Dallas/Ft. Worth-based D.R. Horton includes all flooring materials for the homebuilder’s 91 single-family homes planned for Oak Grove West located off U.S. Hwy. 27 in Haines City. Blackton, Inc., a family owned business headquartered on Alden St. near Ivanhoe Row north of downtown Orlando, has been ranked as one of Central Florida’s largest distributors of materials to homebuilders. They have been supplying the industry from Jacksonville to Tampa for 65 years.
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