• Shaw Industries honored for innovative learning, talent programs

      Dalton–Shaw Industries ranked fourth on Elearning! magazine’s Learning! 100. Honored for the fifth consecutive year, Shaw Industries is among top private sector companies recognized for high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration. “The Learning! 100 ranking is a reflection of Shaw’s continued investments in learning and development,” said Brian Cooksey, director of operations, training and development. “Our nearly 23,000 associates are engaged in a wide variety of roles from manufacturing

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    • Armstrong’s sustainability practices recognized in California

      Lancaster, Pa.–Armstrong Commercial Flooring has received the 2015 Los Angeles Green Leadership Award for its innovative floor recycling program and waste reduction initiatives. “This award is a testament to the ongoing commitments Armstrong continues to drive in order to reduce impacts on natural resources, by reusing and recycling materials into the products we manufacturer,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “Through our continued commitment to sustainable business practices,

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    • Mohawk Group claims 10 NeoCon awards

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group captured 10 awards at NeoCon. The company’s flooring products centered on the concept Floors That Move You, a unique perspective on flooring. Mohawk Group’s Moving Floors collection was honored with Best of NeoCon Gold in the Modular Carpet, as well as Best of NeoCon Editors’ Choice. Another Best of NeoCon winner was Lakir by Durkan, which received Best of NeoCon Silver Award for Broadloom Carpet. Additionally, the

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    • Daltile names winner of Interior Design Scholarship

      Dallas—Daltile, in conjunction with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation, named Rebecca Gardner as the winner of the fourth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship at NeoCon 2015, held June 15-17 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Gardner was presented with a $10,000 scholarship to continue her education in the field of interior design. Gardner’s winning design was on display at NeoCon 2015, where she was Daltile’s guest of

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    • Flooring America/Flooring Canada gains three new members

      Manchester, N.H.—Flooring America/Flooring Canada, a division of CCA Global Partners, the nation’s largest floor covering cooperative, has expanded its North American footprint with the addition of three Canadian member stores: Mike’s Carpet & Flooring in Burnaby, British Columbia, Grand Forks Flooring in Grand Forks, British Columbia, and Brant Flooring Canada in Brantford, Ontario. “Independent business owners recognize the power of belonging to a cooperative,” said Keith Spano, president of Flooring

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    • Swiff-Train Company appoints Barbosa as CFO

      Houston—Swiff-Train Company has appointed Yoann Barbosa as its new chief financial officer. Barbosa joins Swiff-Train Company after 16 years with General Electric (GE), where she served as CFO for the energy, oil & gas division. She will be based at the company’s headquarters here and will report to Jonathan Train, president and CEO. Barbosa previously worked as an audit manager and controller for various GE entities. She has shown substantial

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    • INSTALL expands terms of warranty program

      Chicago—INSTALL, the International Standards & Training Alliance, has expanded the terms of its warranty program. INSTALL will now provide its warranty contractors an additional, extended, free, non-proprietary and third-party installation warranty of $25,000 for two years. The expanded warranty is five times the original coverage amount and twice the coverage term. The INSTALL Warranty Program started in 2013 with a one-year warranty term and $5,000. “This has been a very

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    • Shaw introduces innovation in resilient flooring

      Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Industries announced a new innovation in resilient flooring with the introduction of EcoWorx resilient. Designed with future lifecycles in mind, EcoWorx resilient is Cradle to Cradle v3.1 Bronze certified and offers a high performance vinyl alternative for commercial resilient flooring applications. “By introducing a sustainable product that led the market in design, performance, materials chemistry and service, Shaw Industries set a new industry standard with EcoWorx carpet tile.

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    • Judges named for HPS Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest

      Florence, Ala.—A three-judge panel of independent flooring industry experts has been chosen to oversee the second annual Worst Subfloor Contest sponsored by HPS Schönox. Tom Jennings, vice president of member services, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA); Dean Thompson, president and CEO, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI); and Robert Varden, executive director, Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) will judge contest entries. “I’ve worked in the flooring industry all of my

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    • 3M introduces innovative resilient floor protector

      St. Paul, Minn.—3M unveiled the next generation of its innovative Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary and patented high performance floor coating with nanotechnology that protects and enhances a floor’s natural appearance. The zinc-free, low-odor formula utilizes multiple technologies to produce a hard surface that features superior gloss retention, superior black mark and hand sanitizer resistance, and easier black mark removal. The protector works with the 3M Resilient Floor Protection

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    • Best of NeoCon award winners announced

      Chicago—The 2015 Best of NeoCon award winners were announced at a breakfast event on the morning of June 15. Carpet: Broadloom Gold: Tandus Centiva, Indent Silver: Mohawk Group, Lakir Collection by Durkan   Carpet: Modular Gold: Mohawk Group, Moving Floors Silver: Tandus Centiva, Avant Innovation: Patcraft, Deconstructed Metal   Editors’ Choice: Mohawk Group, Moving Floors   Flooring: Hard Surface, Tile & Stone Gold: Tandus Centiva, Asymmetric Silver: J+J Flooring Group,

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    • Lumber Liquidators fires chief merchandising officer

      Toano, Va.–Lumber Liquidators said it has fired William Schlegel, who served as chief merchandising officer after serving more than four years in the position. Schlegel’s last day will be June 19. Marco Pescara, who will hold the dual roles of chief marketing officer and chief merchandising office, will replace him. Pescara has been with the company for nine years. Lumber Liquidators did not say why it was firing Schlegel, who

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    • Precision Floors and Décor opens new retail showroom

      Sheboygan, Wis.–Precision Floors and Decor has announced the grand opening of its new retail flooring and home decor showroom at 24 South Highland Avenue. The new showroom features nearly 7,000 square feet of retail space, with the largest number of flooring and home decor product displays in the area, including hardwood, carpeting, luxury vinyl, laminate, natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile, countertops, and window coverings, for residential and commercial applications.

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    • Mohawk completes purchase of IVC

      Calhoun, Ga. — Mohawk Industries has completed its acquisition of the IVC Group for $1.2 billion in cash and stock. IVC is a vinyl and laminate flooring manufacturer with 2014 revenues of approximately $735 million and manufacturing operations in Belgium, Luxembourg and the United States. LVT now represents about 5% of the U.S. flooring market, with sales projected to grow more than 15% annually through the end of the decade.

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    • EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S.

      Houston—EarthWerks has hired Alan Flanagan as its western division sales manager. Flanagan brings extensive experience to the company, with 19 years in the flooring industry at the manufacturing level. In his new role, Flanagan will work with the existing sales team and look to increase the manufacturer’s sales force over the next 12 months. “With the substantial growth we have had nationwide, we see the need to increase our personnel

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    Press Release

    Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva earn Best of NeoCon, HiP Awards

    Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Johnsonite and Tandus Centiva (both Tarkett brands) have been recognized with 12 separate and distinctive awards for their innovative products during NeoCon 2015, the largest commercial interiors show

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    Florida Tile introduces Impero

    Lexington, Ky.—Florida Tile has introduced Impero, its new glazed porcelain wall tile collection for indoor and outdoor use inspired by ancient Roman monuments. The 12 x 22-inch format permits interlocking

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    Mannington Commercial wins Premier 2015 Supplier Legacy Award

    Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial has won a 2015 Supplier Legacy Award from Premier, Inc. for exceptional customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to help reduce costs. Winners

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