• Karndean announces changes to international management team

      Export, Pa. — Karndean Designflooring has announced several changes to its executive management team that is intended to increase the company’s overall strategic support system and aid in its growth. Effective Oct. 6, 2014, Larry Browder, Karndean Designflooring’s vice president of retail sales, will become CEO for Karndean USA. Browder joined Karndean as VP of retail sales in early 2011. Since then, he has been instrumental in the company’s rapid

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    • ITC orders seizure of laminate flooring that infringes on Unilin patents

      Dallas — Seizure and Forfeiture Orders were issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against multiple companies attempting to import containers of laminate flooring that infringe upon Unilin’s glueless locking patents. The offending companies were first warned of Unilin’s General Exclusion Order prohibiting the import of infringing laminate flooring.  Nevertheless, because they chose to ignore those warnings, the ITC issued Seizure and Forfeiture Orders empowering the US Customs Office

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    • Scott Group acquires Hokanson Carpets

      Grand Rapids, Mich. — Michigan-based Scott Group Custom Carpets, LLC announced that it has acquired Texas-based Hokanson Carpets, Inc. The acquisition will allow Scott Group, which focuses on designing and producing luxury carpets and rugs for the private aviation and architectural-design markets, to expand its geographical footprint and to move aggressively into the residential design sector, the company said. Hokanson concentrates on designing and producing custom rugs and carpets for

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    • CBC Flooring appoints agent in Southwest

      Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring has made a change to its network of agents, distributors and direct sales staff to better service the thriving markets of California and Las Vegas. Sustainable Surfaces(s2) is now representing all of CBC’s brands in Southern California and Las Vegas. The company formerly serviced the state of Florida, where it quadrupled sales of CBC’s product lines within two years. “CBC was a tremendous business partner

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    • CFI honors Jennings with Davis award

      New Orleans—The International Floor Covering Installers Association (CFI) recently honored Tom Jennings, vice president, member services, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), with the D. Christopher Davis the during the organization’s 21st convention here. As he accepted the plaque—named after the late WFCA CEO Christopher Davis and given for recognition and dedication to quality flooring installation—Jennings, a former retailer in the Midwest and long time supporter of the CFI, told its

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    • Armstrong corporate headquarters awarded LEED Platinum recertification

      Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong World Industries announced that its corporate headquarters building has been awarded LEED Platinum recertification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Armstrong facility is the first building in Pennsylvania and among only 17 buildings globally to achieve recertification at the highest level possible under USGBC’s LEED-EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) program and the first in the country to earn a recertification credit for its

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    • Invista announces executive promotions

      Kennesaw, Ga. — Invista Surfaces, parent company of the Stainmaster brand of carpet, has announced two executive promotions. Invista has promoted Maggie Bidlingmaier to vice president of its residential business. Bidlingmaier joined Invista in February 2014 as vice president of the retail channel. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading all strategic efforts to drive growth and innovation in the residential business, including capitalizing on the company’s

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    • Earthwerks introduces new luxury vinyl plank line

      Corpus Christi, Texas – Earthwerks has introduced Cambridge, the newest addition to its portfolio of luxury vinyl plank products. The 6 x 36 plank is presented in six colors, and offers a 12-year residential and six-year commercial warranty. Cambridge features the company’s proprietary Tuff Shield, a double-coating method that adds extra strength to the urethane protectant coating.

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    Press Release

    2014 Greenbuild conference dates set

    Dallas – The 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Greenbuild, owned and operated by Hanley Wood and

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    Aspecta—a global LVT brand for contract market

    Norwalk, Conn. — Aspecta, an LVT brand specializing in the global contract market, has launched a premium quality Architects Folder collection. Aspecta’s over 100 planks and tiles—52 woods, 33 stones and

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    12th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament raises $140K for FCIF

    Manchester, N.H. –The 12th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament hosted by CCA Global Partners brought together floor covering industry colleagues at Barnsley Gardens resort located in the foothills of

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