• Mohawk honored by Training Magazine for 12th consecutive year

      Calhoun, Ga.–For the 12th consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has earned a spot in the 2018 edition of Training magazine’s annual Top 125 rankings, the training industry’s premier awards program. Mohawk was recognized for outstanding training and development programs that help employees expand their skills and inspire their ambitions. Mohawk has placed in Training’s top 10 on four occasions and is the only manufacturing company to repeatedly achieve such prestigious positions

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    • Schönox names Steve Hobbs regional business manager, technical sales

      Florence, Ala.—Steve Hobbs recently joined the HPS Schönox team to serve the Arizona, Nevada,
New Mexico and El Paso, Texas areas as a regional business manager, technical sales. Hobbs has over 40 years of experience in the flooring industry from installations of all flooring materials to selling commercial products to distributors and contractors. He has experience in setting up distribution, advising customers, conducting site inspections and communicating across all industry partners.

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    • NAFCD releases 2017 Financial Benchmarking report

      Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released its 2017 Financial Benchmarking report, a profitability analysis of NAFCD members designed to analyze and understand “best practices” of floor covering distributor companies. This financial benchmarking tool addresses critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed and accuracy. This past year, NAFCD’s board of directors made the enhancement of this program a top strategic initiative. A new partner was selected,

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    • Parterre Flooring Systems names Ralph Grogan chief executive officer

      Wilmington, Mass.—Parterre Flooring Systems, a privately-held leader in the luxury vinyl tile segment of the flooring industry, has named Ralph Grogan chief executive officer, effective immediately. T. Fred Roche will remain with the company as a member of the board of directors and will maintain an equity interest in the company. Grogan brings more than 30 years of experience in the flooring industry. He most recently served as president and chief executive officer

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    • Daltile awards winners of sixth annual Interior Design scholarship competition

      Philadelphia—Daltile, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, has awarded Baileigh Petty the grand prize of the sixth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. A panel of experts from the design industry and beyond used their experience to judge and award scholarships to Petty and three finalists. This year’s challenge was to reimagine the Booz Allen

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    • Patcraft’s AdMix Encore honored with Silver Nightingale Award

      Cartersville, Ga.—Emulating the look of terrazzo, Patcraft’s newest resilient product, AdMix Encore, has been named a Silver Nightingale Award recipient in recognition for its contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation. AdMix Encore features homogeneous construction and a seamless moisture barrier and is available in 36-inch and 12-inch square tiles and 24 colors. “AdMix Encore builds on an existing product category for high-demand environments,” said Shannon Cochran,

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    • Engineered Floors completes asset purchase

      Dalton, Ga.—Engineered Floors has purchased substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu Group. This completes a process that began formally Sept. 20 with a letter of intent. “We are pleased with the quick approval of the bankruptcy court of our purchase agreement,” said Robert E. Shaw, founder and CEO of Engineered Floors. “We can now move forward building an even stronger floor covering industry in our community.” Beaulieu of

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    • Anderson Hardwood, Tuftex Carpets unite to create Anderson Tuftex

      Dalton–The strategic merger of Anderson Hardwood Floors and Tuftex Carpets of California will take effect Jan. 1, 2018, the company announced. Both of these brands have a long heritage in the flooring industry and are a natural fit to bring together into one premium brand: Anderson Tuftex. Anderson Tuftex creates floors that are designed with intention and crafted with care. The brand will take a holistic and consumer-centric approach to

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    • Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

        Calhoun, Ga.—George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability. “When we are here we are ‘all

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    • Mohawk’s Lichen receives two Nightingale Awards

      Orlando—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular plank carpet system has captured two prestigious Nightingale Awards at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference: best of competition and gold in the carpet category. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that helps facilitate healing. Named in honor of Florence Nightingale and initiated

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    • INSTALL, FCICA open enrollment for CIM Program Scholarship

      Glassboro, N.J.– INSTALL, in support of FCICA, has launched the 2017 INSTALL Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program Scholarship and is now accepting applications. The program was developed to support installation managers’ continued training and professional development. Now in its third year, the $1,225 scholarship provides the opportunity for one floor covering professional to enroll in and successfully complete the CIM training. “INSTALL strives to produce some of the best floorcovering

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    • Haines, Belknap-White Group enter strategic partnership

      Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines and Belknap-White Group have recently completed an investment and collaboration agreement designed to improve the strategic effectiveness of both organizations. This partnership is expected to lay the groundwork to better position both organizations for the future as the industry continues to consolidate, according to both companies. “We are excited to be working with the Haines team creating a flooring platform from Maine to Florida that differentiates us from

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    • Mohawk Group’s Homegrown selected for new IIDA headquarters

      Calhoun, Ga.—When looking for a woven broadloom solution that was classic, high-end, stylish, neutral and durable, the decision-makers at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) fixed their gaze on Homegrown, an elegant textured commercial carpet from Mohawk Group’s Karastan brand. With its high-end visuals and classic craftsmanship, Homegrown proved to be an integral component of IIDA’s new 17,000-square-foot headquarters in Chicago. “We are honored to have this beautiful product used

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    • NAFCD, NBMDA to host annual convention in Colorado

      Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) Annual Convention is expected to bring together more than 800 distribution professionals representing the leading flooring and building product distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. The highly anticipated convention will take place this week Nov. 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. With 196 exhibitor booths and 47 first-time exhibitors

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    • QFloors, MeasureSquare enter partnership

      South Jordan, Utah—QFloors and MeasureSquare have entered into an agreement allowing QFloors the rights to market, sell and support MeasureSquare products. Integration between the products will be more closely aligned as well. Chad Ogden, QFloors president, announced the aligned relationship during the software company’s Users Conference. “This agreement pairs two of the top software solutions for the floor covering industry in a strategic alliance that will provide a more comprehensive

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    Schönox names Steve Hobbs regional business manager, technical sales

    Florence, Ala.—Steve Hobbs recently joined the HPS Schönox team to serve the Arizona, Nevada,
New Mexico and El Paso, Texas areas as a regional business manager, technical sales. Hobbs has over

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    NAFCD releases 2017 Financial Benchmarking report

    Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released its 2017 Financial Benchmarking report, a profitability analysis of NAFCD members designed to analyze and understand “best practices” of

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    Parterre Flooring Systems names Ralph Grogan chief executive officer

    Wilmington, Mass.—Parterre Flooring Systems, a privately-held leader in the luxury vinyl tile segment of the flooring industry, has named Ralph Grogan chief executive officer, effective immediately. T. Fred Roche will remain with the

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