• Armstrong Flooring, Houzz launch Premium Pro+ local marketing program

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring and Houzz announced the launch of Houzz Pro+ for flooring retailers who are part of the company’s Elevate retail support program. The Houzz Pro+ local marketing program allows Armstrong Flooring aligned retailers a unique opportunity to increase brand visibility among homeowners in their local areas seeking their products and services. One of the major capabilities of Pro+ is geo-targeting, exposing a professional’s business profile and portfolio to

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    • J+J Flooring names Hall VP of manufacturing

      Dalton—J+J Flooring Group announced that it has promoted Josh Hall to vice president–manufacturing. Hall started his career with J+J Flooring Group in 2008 as a manager–process engineering and has since served in a number of manufacturing leadership positions, including his most recent role as senior director–manufacturing. In his new position, Hall will assume responsibility for setting the overall framework and strategic goals for the manufacturing operations of the company. This

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    • Mullican promotes Keys to customer service manager

      Johnson City, Tenn.–Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, has promoted Kim Keys to customer service manager. A Johnson City, Tenn., native, Keys joined Mullican Flooring in 2005 as a customer service representative. In her new position, Keys will continue to work directly with Mullican’s distribution network while managing customer service operations for the company. “Kim has proven herself as a strong leader and skilled customer service professional,”

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    • Abbey names Sherwood VP of franchise development

      Bonita Springs, Fla.–Ken Sherwood is joining Abbey Carpet Company Inc. as vice president of franchise development-Western and Rocky Mountain states. Sherwood is a 37-year veteran of the flooring industry, with the majority of that time spent in the Western and Rocky Mountain States. Most recently he was vice president of national accounts for the Beaulieu Group. In addition to spending the last six years with Beaulieu, Sherwood was also with

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    • Mohawk Group names Bandy Jr. as VP of Sustainability

      Calhoun, Ga.–Mohawk Group announced that George Bandy Jr. has joined the organization as its vice president of sustainability. Bandy has spent over 22 years working in the sustainability field, and has amassed a rich experience within the discipline’s concepts and practices as they relate to positioning environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for business. “George is a seasoned sustainability leader who will bring a wealth of knowledge and valuable industry

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    • Schönox expands sales and technical support team

      Florence, Ala.–HPS Schönox announced additions to its sales and technical support team. Bernie Cooper and David Lepird have joined the company as regional business managers in high growth geographic areas. Cooper is based in Pennsylvania where he will support Schönox in New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Lepird lives in Winter Park, Fla., and will support Schönox customers throughout most of Florida. “Bernie and David bring both the business

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    • Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

      Green Bay, Wis. – Elizabeth Crain has joined H.J. Martin and Son as a commercial interior sales and project management specialist. In that role, she will work closely with internal and external clients of the company’s commercial flooring division. Crain most recently spent seven-plus years as a healthcare account specialist at Building Service Inc., a Wisconsin-based commercial interior company.  Prior to that, she worked in sales locally with Nordon Business Environments

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    • EarthWerks expands Florida distribution

      Haines, the industry’s leading floor covering distributor, has extended its coverage of the EarthWerks brand of LVT to the Florida area. “J.J. Haines has grown rapidly with our product line, and adding it to their Wheeler, Inc. division will make it even stronger,” said Amy Sadler, EarthWerks national sales manager. According to Shane Calloway, EarthWerks vice president sales, A&M Supply has handled EarthWerks LVT in the Florida area for years

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    • Mohawk Industries releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

      Calhoun, Ga.–Mohawk Industries has released its seventh annual Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report. Mohawk’s key achievements highlighted in the report: Exceeded the 2020 reduction goal for waste to landfill intensity Reached 95% of its 2020 water intensity reduction goal Recycled operational waste and purchased recycled material resulted in diversion of more than 7.4 billion pounds of material from landfills Expanded “Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill” program to a total of

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    • WFCA announces new hire, promotion

      Dalton––The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), has expanded its staff in response to the accelerated growth of membership, according to Scott Humphrey, CEO. To that end, Kaye Whitener has joined the association as national manager, member relations. Meanwhile, Ashley Welch has been promoted to membership coordinator. Whitener joins WFCA from Metro Carpets in Nashville, Tenn. In her previous role she oversaw the retail, builder, and commercial divisions of the company.

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    • Barnett named VP of marketing for Pharr divisions

      Dalton—– Pharr today announced that Merrie Barnett has been hired for the new role of vice president of marketing. Barnett will lead the marketing functions for Pharr, including its five business units, Pharr Yarns, Phenix Flooring, Pharr HP, Belmont Land & Investment and Strand Hospitality Services. Barnett will provide strategic marketing direction for Pharr and be responsible for managing all of the traditional, digital and social marketing efforts of each

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    • Armstrong Flooring to service CCA through distribution

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring (AFI) will now service the CCA dealer network through its distribution partners. The change was announced last week during the Flooring America/Flooring Canada and Carpet One Floor & Home conventions in Grapevine, Texas. Charlie Dilks, chief product officer, CCA Global Partners, said during the Flooring America/Flooring Canada Building Buzz conference that the switch will take place Oct. 1, with Armstrong transitioning from a direct model to distribution.

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    • Satin Flooring names new director of sales, U.S.

      Toronto—Satin Flooring, formerly Satin Finish Hardwood Flooring Limited, has appointed Dennis Mohn as director of sales, U.S. He will cover the entire U.S., developing business across the country for all Satin Flooring products: Origins Solid, Generations SolidFused two-ply engineered, high performance laminate, Euro Satin HDF core floating floors and Genesis Luxury Vinyl. “We look forward to broadening our reach in the U.S. with the addition of an industry veteran like

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    • Mr. David’s to open Indianapolis location

      Indianapolis—Mr. David’s Flooring International, answering the strong demand for a fully capable commercial flooring company, has announced plans to expand by opening its seventh office nationwide. This new location will provide the same integrity, craftsmanship and sustainability as every other Mr. David’s office. It also provides employee expertise with knowledge in every type of flooring along with services ranging from estimating and inspection to logistics and warehousing. For Mr. David’s,

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    • Routman joins Metroflor as chief sustainability officer

      Norwalk, Conn.—Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor, along with Harlan Stone, Halstead and Group CEO, announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion to define the greatest potential for environmental leadership. She will

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    Lägler to donate TRIO sander as part of NWFAU giveaway

    St. Louis–Lägler has partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to promote NWFA University by donating a limited-edition carbon fiber TRIO sander, to be given away to one lucky

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    Dan Frierson celebrates 50 years of service to Dixie

    Dalton–Dan Frierson received an award honoring his 50 years of service and leadership to The Dixie Group Inc. Frierson began his career with Dixie Yarns on July 18, 1966, advancing

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    Mohawk Group’s True rubber products earn Declare label

    Calhoun, Ga.–Mohawk Group announced hat the company’s True rubber products have received a Declare label. Issued by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), Declare labels provide manufacturers and specifiers of

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