• NAFCD call for 2017 award nominations now open

      Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is calling on its members to submit candidates for the 2017 NAFCD Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Both awards present opportunities to recognize leaders in the floor covering distribution channel. The Leadership in Action Award recognizes individuals for the positive impact and meaningful contributions that they have made to their distribution company’s success. This is an opportunity to highlight

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    • Crossville tile collections featured in Dallas Decorators Showhouse

      Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville is participating in the Dallas Decorators Showhouse as a tile supplier and corporate sponsor. This luxury property, presented by Traditional Home, Marina Bay Development, and HGTV personality Donna Moss, is a 7,900 square-foot home located in Southlake, Texas. A portion of proceeds from tour ticket sales and the sale of the home will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The showhouse will debut at an invitation-only opening gala on Sept.

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    • NAFCD partners with Industrial Fleet Management, International Truck

      Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has partnered with Industrial Fleet Management (IFM), a leader in fleet financial consulting, and International Truck, a major manufacturer of trucks. IFM offers distributors and suppliers a complimentary and comprehensive analysis of their truck leases returning specific cost savings recommendations. This new partnership leverages IFM’s expertise and experience to implement cost savings for members with their fleet under full service leasing.

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    • L&M Carpet One Floor & Home installs flooring for injured service member

      Sumerduck, Va.—L&M Carpet One Floor & Home in Mechanicsville, Va., recently installed flooring to help complete a “smart home” for Cpl. Larry Bailey. The home was built through Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB), a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and marks the 32nd completed home since Carpet One Floor & Home partnered with Building for America’s Bravest in 2014. In 2007, Bailey enlisted in the

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    • Karndean to host Korlok launch party

      Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring invites area architects, designers, retailers and homeowners to celebrate its new rigid core interlocking floor and find out why “everything clicks with Korlok” at the company’s U.S. corporate showroom and headquarters, Aug. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. After more than three years in development, join Karndean for the unveiling of its new Korlok collection, comprised of 12 colors in a 56 x 9 format that features

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    • CCA Global Partners to host annual charity golf tournament

      Manchester, N.H.—CCA Global Partners is preparing for its 15th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament which benefits the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The event will be held Sept. 19 at the Barnsley Gardens resort located in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The charity golf tournament will bring together industry colleagues to support this worthy cause. FCIF provides financial support in times of need to those who are

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    • Shamrock names new plant manager

      Memphis, Tenn.—Shamrock Plank Flooring has named Terence Bittmann plant manager. In this position Bittmann will collaborate with Jack Shannon, Jr., president, and Jeremy Keel, director of operations, on improving Shamrock’s operations to meet the demands of today’s customers while looking to accommodate future business growth. Prior to Shamrock, Bittmann was a production supervisor at Gibson Brands. Bittmann has brought a wealth of leadership experience and an emphasis on precision quality

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    • BBOSS continues expansion of national sales team

      Norcross, Ga.—BBOSS, a leading provider of private label programs and brands, has named Norb Savage business development manager of the North America unit. Savage is a 30-year veteran of Armstrong Flooring, serving in key roles, including vice president of residential sales for the western United States and regional sales manager for the Midwest. With the addition of Savage, BBOSS continues to strengthen its national sales team by adding top industry

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    • Emser Tile expands East Coast, Midwest operations

      Suffolk, Va.–Emser Tile has opened its third distribution center in North America. This Suffolk, Va., location will service the growing East Coast and Midwest markets. The distribution center expands the company’s resources to account for a growing product portfolio and increased customer demand. The new 400,000-square-foot distribution center, with the capacity to expand to 850,000 square feet, stems from Emser Tile’s considerable growth and increased inventory, and supports Emser Tile’s

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    • Shaw Floors opens registration to aligned retailers for fall sales event

      Shaw Floors opens registration to aligned retailers for fall sales Dalton–Shaw Floors has opened registration for its fall national promotion, the Shaw Friends and Family sales event, to Shaw Flooring Network aligned retailers who participate in the company’s consumer financing program. Registration must be completed by Aug. 25 and the promotion, which includes a broad assortment of Shaw, Anderson and Tuftex styles, will run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 11.

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    • Crossville launches new porcelain tile collection

      Crossville, Tenn.–Crossville has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on crossvilleinc.com. “This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” said Lindsey Waldrep,

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    • Karndean Designflooring introduces Vantage program

      Export, Pa.–Karndean Designflooring has announced the introduction of its online retailer platform, Karndean Vantage. The program, a new support system for continued growth, is designed to provide its retail partners with access to qualified sales leads, a more detailed “Find A Retailer” store profile, online ordering and marketing materials. All aspects of the Vantage program will be live in early 2018. Karndean Vantage gives retailers the tools they need to

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    • Carlisle expands staff after soft surface division launch

      Stoddard, N.H.—Carlisle recently expanded its team to include a group of employees with vast industry and luxury brand experience. The expansion follows the launch of the company’s new soft surface division. The company has named Amy Warren director of sales for the new soft surface product line. Warren is an accomplished sales professional with a highly successful track record of boosting sales across multiple industries while delivering effective customer service. She was

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    • Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

      By John T. McGrath Jr. The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) has strengthened its partnership with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal is to ensure floor covering is specified and installed in a way that minimizes product failures in VA facilities across the U.S. The VA actively strives for the highest level of construction and installation standards across its thousands of facilities. From the foundation to

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    • CCA Global Partners acquires Romano Consulting Group

      Manchester, N.H—CCA Global Partners has acquired the intellectual property assets of Romano Consulting Group to support the enhanced CCA Consulting department. Romano Consulting group has long been respected in the floor covering and home improvement industry for its ability to help businesses identify and overcome business challenges ranging from organizational structure to merchandising and financial management. This acquisition gives CCA’s consulting program access to proven programs, software and industry expertise.

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    NAFCD call for 2017 award nominations now open

    Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is calling on its members to submit candidates for the 2017 NAFCD Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Both awards

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    Crossville tile collections featured in Dallas Decorators Showhouse

    Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville is participating in the Dallas Decorators Showhouse as a tile supplier and corporate sponsor. This luxury property, presented by Traditional Home, Marina Bay Development, and HGTV personality Donna

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    WarmlyYours report projects floor heating growth in major metro markets

    Lake Zurich, Ill.—WarmlyYours Radiant Heating released its “2017 Second Quarter Industry Report” earlier this week. According to the report, sales of electric radiant heating products are expected to grow in

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