• CFI Convention promises a plethora of programs

      Forney, Texas—The CFI Convention and Expo is back with a punch this year taking place August 16-18 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. The three-day educational event, designed for both retailers and installers, will kick off with a welcome reception sponsored by Personna. “We’ve been doing this for nearly a quarter of a century and given the positive feedback and the thousands of industry professionals who return each

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    • Domotex Deutsche Messe to house new creative product showcases

      Hannover, Germany—In 2018, Domotex will have a stronger focus on interior trends and lifestyle that will frame floor coverings in the broader context of ideas and innovations from the worlds of interior design, furnishing and art. As part of this approach, Deutsche Messe’s Hall 9 will house a Framing Trends display, Jan. 12-25. The new display area will comprise several artistically staged showcases dedicated to the keynote theme, Unique Universe.

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    • Melissa Quick to head product development, marketing for AVA brand

      Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Melissa Quick has joined Novalis Innovative Flooring as the new commercial product and marketing manager for the AVA LVT brand. “Melissa brings over 30 years of experience with an extensive background in national accounts, customer service, relationships with designers across the country, brand marketing and LEED expertise,” said Mark Hansen, VP North America, Novalis. “Our commercial customers will most certainly benefit from her tremendous depth of talent, leadership

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    • Shaw receives St. Jude 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year award

      Dalton—Shaw Industries Group has been selected as the recipient of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year award. This award issued by St. Jude recognizes a corporate partner who has implemented a successful proprietary campaign in addition to their primary means of support for the hospital. Shaw’s collective efforts around its cushion and carpet collections and the Patcraft Butterfly Effect carpet tile collection benefiting St.

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    • Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

      Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills recently partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. Mannington donated Andean Pecan hardwood flooring for the Duluth, Ga., home of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Cedric King (Ret.) and his family. King was severely wounded by an IED while deployed in Afghanistan during 2012. He lost both of his legs

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    • Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund awards scholarship winners

      Commack, N.Y.—The Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund has released this year’s recipients of the 33rd annual Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship and Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund Scholarship awards. A luncheon to award the recipients will be held at The Water Club on June 8. The winners of the Greater New York Floor Coverers Scholarship are Sonja Meberg, Casey Morrow and Amy Kappel. The Francis

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    • Karndean to spotlight new hospitality floors at HD Expo

      Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will showcase its full hospitality product portfolio, featuring new product ranges and installation clinics, at HD Expo 2017 located in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. Karndean offers an array of products for hospitality environments across glue down, loose lay and rigid core formats, each featuring Karndean’s own original designs. The company’s two newest floating floors, LooseLay Longboard and Korlok, will be featured at the show, and are designed

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    • INSTALL, H2H celebrate one year of partnership

      Glassboro, N.J.—In April 2016, INSTALL and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) forged a partnership calling on INSTALL contractors to sponsor veterans with the goal of bringing new skilled workers into the floor covering industry through apprenticeships. The partnership has since been actively recruiting veterans in both the U.S. and Canada and has seen tremendous results and surpassed expectations. At the outset of the partnership INSTALL and H2H set a goal of

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    • Mohawk Industries releases 2016 Sustainability Report

      Calhoun, Ga.—The 2016 Sustainability Report released by Mohawk Industries paints a comprehensive picture of the company’s innovation, passion and commitment to a better tomorrow. “In 2016, our company enjoyed a record year, but our financial results are only one measure of our success,” said Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk’s chairman and CEO. “Today, as the world’s largest flooring company, we also assess our performance by the significant and positive impact we make

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    • NWFA’s Anita Howard receives Above & Beyond award

      St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) chief operating officer, Anita Howard, was chosen as the recipient of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s 2017 Above & Beyond award. “Every year the Gary Sinise Foundation recognizes the individuals who go above and beyond their duty to get the job done,” said Judith Otter, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “Anita Howard has done just that. We are grateful for Anita’s

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    • ARDEX Americas wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices award

      Aliquippa, Pa—Ardex Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category: Innovation in Learning and Development. The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest Pittsburgh based HR organization, has sponsored this event for over a decade. This award celebration recognizes employers from across the Pittsburgh region that have demonstrated creativity in designing business practices that have significantly contributed towards organizational and employee achievements. Ardex Americas was

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    • Brenten Bailey named divisional vice president of Beaulieu America

      Dalton, Ga.—Beaulieu Group has appointed Brenten Bailey as divisional vice president of Beaulieu America for the Western territory. Bailey joins Beaulieu after over 15 years in the industry as he worked his way up from territory manager to regional vice president with Shaw. “Brenten brings an immense amount of experience, market intelligence, leadership and enthusiasm to our team,” said Dallas Chapman, executive vice president of sales. “We are thrilled to

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    • Hester’s Abbey awards two seniors $4,000 scholarships

      St. Augustine, Fla.—Hester’s Abbey Floorcoverings, through the Pilot Club of St. Augustine, has awarded $4,000 scholarships to two high school seniors, Khloe Berg and Adam Snowden. These scholarships are awarded each year to seniors who are going to pursue a degree in the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Berg attended St. Augustine High School and will be pursuing an Exploration Degree at Florida State University. Snowden attended Ponte

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    • Lorberbaum, Brodsky honored at Tunnel to Towers Gala

      By Steven Feldman New York—The floor covering industry came together en masse last night to honor its own at the inaugural Footsteps to the Future Gala, held here at One World Trade Center. Honorees Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, and Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO, CCA Global Partners, along with Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, were feted for their extraordinary support of Building for

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    • Gerflor celebrates legacy, future of original design

      Chicago—This year, Gerflor USA marks two noteworthy milestones on its already impressive innovation timeline: the 80th anniversary of Mipolam, the original homogeneous sheet flooring, and the 70th anniversary of Taraflex, the original resilient sports flooring. Both are industry firsts in their respective product categories and are as valued by designers and specifiers today as they were when introduced to the market decades ago. “Mipolam and Taraflex are just two of

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    CFI Convention promises a plethora of programs

    Forney, Texas—The CFI Convention and Expo is back with a punch this year taking place August 16-18 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. The three-day educational event, designed

    Read More

    Domotex Deutsche Messe to house new creative product showcases

    Hannover, Germany—In 2018, Domotex will have a stronger focus on interior trends and lifestyle that will frame floor coverings in the broader context of ideas and innovations from the worlds

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    Melissa Quick to head product development, marketing for AVA brand

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Melissa Quick has joined Novalis Innovative Flooring as the new commercial product and marketing manager for the AVA LVT brand. “Melissa brings over 30 years of experience with

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