• Tramex introduces new pin-type moisture meter

      Kilmacanogue, Ireland—Tramex introduces Professional PTM2.0—its new pin-type moisture meter. Tramex’s new device marks an enhancement in hand-held, digital pin-meter moisture testing and combines a list of features that save time, are more accurate and offer statistical analysis of Wood, Drywall and comparative WME (Wood Moisture Equivalent). The Professional PTM2.0 contains a built-in international standard calibration selection and specific calibration for over 500 wood species. Each calibration curve has point-to-point precision

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    • CFI announces partnership with Legacy Flooring to help veterans

      Lenexa, Kan.—The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, Inc. (CFI) announced a partnership with Legacy Flooring of Raleigh, N.C., to help transitioning veterans find a career in the floor covering installation trade. Under their non-profit entity, Leave A Legacy Foundation, Legacy Flooring’s mission is to assist the CFI with the Next Generation initiative to recruit new installers for the floorcovering installation industry. Their personnel will work with the various military transition

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    • QFloors customers collaborate on new cloud software

      Park City, Utah—QFloors customers gathered for the company’s biennial Users’ Conference, held Sept. 13-16. A large portion of the meeting was dedicated to showing attendees the current development of QPro POS+, the company’s new browser-based cloud software. After discussions and demonstrations, attendees were given individual log-in codes, and charged with the assignment to meet up on the last day of the conference with suggestions for improvements. The collaborative nature of the meeting

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    • Shaw Floors enhances Capture the Spirit rewards platform

      Dalton—Shaw Floors recently added a new component to its rewards platform, Capture the Spirit (CTS.) Beginning immediately, participating retail sales associates can donate their accrued CTS points to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The points will be converted into dollar amounts with retailers having the ability to choose the gifts they want to personally contribute to the research hospital. Additionally, to kick off this new opportunity and in support of

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    • Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

        By Steven Feldman Dalton—The Mohawk Group earlier this year brought its entire commercial team under one roof, transforming the iconic building that once housed World Carpets and for years served as Mohawk’s Dalton headquarters into an eco-friendly space that is now dubbed the Light Lab. About 80 people now call the Light Lab home. This includes Mohawk Group’s core commercial, hospitality, hospitality pre-order (floor plans, sample entry, planning and

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    • Mohawk names Karen Mendelsohn to executive marketing post

      Calhoun, Ga.–Marketing strategist Karen Mendelsohn has been named senior vice president of marketing at Mohawk Industries. In this position, Mendelsohn will be responsible for the overall creation and implementation of marketing strategies to drive dynamic new growth across Mohawk’s North America Flooring businesses. Mendelsohn steps into her role as chief marketing leader of Mohawk North America Flooring with a wealth of experience in corporate and operations planning, brand development and

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    • DriTac names Verble new business development director

      Clifton, NJ–DriTac Flooring Products LLC has announced the appointment of Wade Verble to the position of new business development director. Verble is responsible for expanding sales with the development of new business opportunities through a variety of evolving channels that include new product categories, industry segments and overall business strategies designed to focus on company growth. His targeted business objectives will emphasize market needs and span the domestic and international

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    • Online registration now open for TISE 2017

      Dallas–The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo, North America’s largest floor covering, stone and tile industry event, has now opened attendee online registration for the 2017 event. Industry professionals are encouraged to register early for the first pick of events, experiences, and education sessions, as space is limited for many options. Surfaces will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Friday,

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    • Abbey Carpet partners with Yelp

      Bonita Springs, Fla.–Abbey Carpet Company Inc. announced a national partnership between Abbey Carpet & Floor/Floors To Go and Yelp. Through this arrangement, Abbey members will receive help with the claiming, managing and advertising of their location’s Yelp page(s). Members will receive exclusive discounted pricing on Yelp CPC Advertising products, as well as a dedicated service rep from Yelp, and will also have the opportunity to maximize their Yelp business listing

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    • Schönox kicks off subfloor competition

      Florence, Ala.—Schönox has announced the start of its third annual ‘Worst Subfloor’ contest, whereby participants are asked to submit entries featuring their most challenging subfloor projects and how they renovated those tough subfloor conditions using Schönox products. The worst subfloor challenges paired with the best renovation performance win. “The response to the contest has been strong in its first two years and we are already seeing entries for this year,”

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    • Mohawk’s Lorberbaum honored as 2016’s Most Admired CEO

      Calhoun, Ga.–For more than two decades, Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk Industries’ chairman and CEO, has consistently delivered outstanding results for shareholders, employees and customers. This year, Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Lorberbaum’s exceptional leadership of the world’s largest flooring company by honoring him as 2016’s Most Admired CEO in the Manufacturing category. Atlanta Business Chronicle announced its third-annual Most Admired CEOs during an exclusive event at the Georgia Aquarium on Aug. 25.

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    • Quick-Step throws hat into luxury vinyl flooring ring

      By Ken Ryan Quick-Step, the Mohawk brand that made a name for itself first in laminate and later in hardwood through its Q-Wood collection, announced its entry into the crowded—albeit still-fast-growing—luxury vinyl flooring segment. Quick-Step is in the process of launching 16 SKUs nationwide through specialty flooring stores in August and September. Quick-Step said it is combining “innovation with art” in creating what it calls “a new kind” of luxury

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    • Urban Floor appoints new VP of sales

      Urban Floor has named David Gray vice president of sales. In this role, he will provide leadership and direction of the sales team throughout all territories and implement strategies to further increase market share growth for the Urban Floor brand. Gray has held multiple managerial titles in a wide variety of businesses in the UK as well as the U.S. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the

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    • Tom Ellis named chief marketing officer at Beaulieu

      Dalton–Beaulieu Group announced the appointment of Tom Ellis as chief marketing officer of Beaulieu America for both residential and commercial activities. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead all the marketing efforts and being part of this family-owned business that is so committed to their customers and associates,” Ellis said. Ellis joined Beaulieu after more than 30 years of senior management experience, including stints at Tandus and Armstrong. “We are

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    • FCNews invites you to join Fantasy Football for a Cause

      The annual Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause league has started up and FCNews invites you to participate. All industry members (retailers, distributors, manufacturers) are welcome. Contact Dustin Aaronson at 516.932.7860 or fcnewsdustin@yahoo.com today as limited spots are available. See below for details. 2016 League rules: $5000 per team to enter. This year’s league will either have 12 or 14 teams depending on responses. ALL money goes to

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    NWFA participates in media tour to promote consumer publication

    St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association recently participated in a media tour with consumer publications in conjunction with Bona US to promote the Wood Floor Styles and Trends guide.

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    American OEM Wood supports Gary Sinise Foundation, R.I.S.E

    Burns, Tenn.—American OEM Wood Floors (American OEM) is collaborating with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Through the collaboration, the company will provide American-made hardwood flooring

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    Crossville’s Coverings Installation Showcase is a winner

    Chicago—The Spa Lobby vignette designed by Healing Environments and sponsored by Crossville for the 2016 Coverings Expo Installation Design Showcase won first place in the “Contract Project by a Small

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