• Mohawk’s Mike Zoellner to retire after 40 years in the industry

      Calhoun, Ga.—As Mohawk’s vice president of marketing services Mike Zoellner celebrates his 40th anniversary with the company, he announced his retirement from Mohawk Industries, ending a successful 40-year career in the flooring industry. With dual degrees in applied math and computer science, Zoellner started his career as a software developer for Cort Furniture Rental, then owned by Mohawk Industries. In 1982, he began his career in the flooring industry, serving

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    • Mohawk Industries ranks 66 in Traning’s elite list

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk took top honors among all flooring companies on the 17th annual Training magazine “Top 125” list, placing 66 alongside some of the most highly regarded businesses in the United States. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Mohawk has earned a spot in the “Top 125” rankings compiled by the leading publication for learning and development professionals. “Our long history of appearing in Training’s ‘Top 125’ reflects the

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    • Shaw announces Houzz marketing program for retail partners

      Shaw Floors is participating in a program on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design, to help retailers connect with the 40 million-plus people who use Houzz every month to renovate and design their homes. The program, called Houzz Pro+, offers participating Shaw retailers a number of promotional benefits designed to attract consumers, including local photo stream exposure and enhanced placement in the Houzz professional directory under targeted

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    • Brodsky, Lorberbaum to be honored at T2T Footsteps to the Future Gala

      New York—Industry leaders Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO, CCA Global Partners, and Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO, Mohawk Industries, will be honored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (T2T) at its Inaugural Footsteps to the Future Gala on April 20 at the One World Observatory in New York. At the event the non-profit organization will recognize the contributions and support of those who have helped T2T make

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    • Warren Buffett shares his wisdom at Shaw Flooring Retail Network conference in Orlando

      [Orlando] Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which counts Shaw Industries among its many holdings, made a special guest appearance at the Shaw Flooring Retail Network conference here earlier this month. Nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha,” the legendary investor renown for his keen business insight yet folksy manner participated in an informative question-and-answer session moderated by Vance Bell, Shaw Industries CEO. Following are excerpts of that discussion: What worries you

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    • Shaw Floors teams with Lead Tool to help retailers drive store traffic and sales

      Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Floors has recently partnered with Lead Tool, a leading cloud-based sales enablement and customer relationship management (CRM) software platform. A relationship with Lead Tool means Shaw retailers will have access to the company’s platform designed to provide a superior buying experience for consumers, driving both new and repeat business for Shaw’s retail partners. Lead Tool is perfect for those retailers wanting access to cutting-edge technology in order to

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    • Mohawk’s Mollie Surratt named Digital Communications Leader of the Year

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mollie Surratt, senior director of public relations, social media and content marketing at Mohawk, has been awarded PR News’ PR People Award in the Digital Communications Leader of the Year category. The PR People Award presented by PR News celebrates the professionals behind the best PR and marketing campaigns of the past year. Awards were presented on Dec. 6 at the PR News Winter Awards Luncheon at the National

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    • Mohawk’s SolidTech sets new standard for luxury vinyl

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk’s new SolidTech ushers in a new generation of luxury vinyl tile that allows consumers to have elegant style, durability and cleanability in one easy-to-install product. “For elevated style that can handle everyday life inside your home, Mohawk SolidTech sets the new standard for greatness in luxury vinyl flooring,” said Tammy Brogan, director of hard surface brand. “In fact, it’s a completely new, revolutionary class of flooring. SolidTech combines

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    • Mohawk’s Houzz marketing program available to aligned retailers

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Flooring is providing a new marketing program for its aligned retailers in 2017 through a new program on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. As part of Mohawk’s Houzz Pro+ Local Marketing Program, its retailers will have access to Houzz’s technology and marketing capabilities to reach a localized community of homeowners actively renovating or redecorating their homes and searching for professionals, vendors and retailers. As

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    • Shaw opens $85 million carpet tile facility

      Adairsville, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group has completed construction of a new carpet tile manufacturing facility located in Adairsville, Ga. The $85 million facility, which became operational in the fourth quarter of 2016, employs 170 associates and will create a total of 500 new jobs once it reaches full capacity. Known as Shaw Plant T1, the facility provides added production capacity and recycling capability for the company’s Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial and Shaw

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    • Wickham enters distributor deal with Abraham Linc

      Quebec, Canada—Wickham Hardwood Flooring has partnered with Abraham Linc to distribute and market the Wickham brand of products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Established in 1988, Abraham Linc is a full line distributor of floor covering products serving West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Jersey, and portions of Ohio and Kentucky. Abraham Linc is headquartered in Bridgeport, W.Va., with additional warehouse facilities in Baltimore, Maryland and Waynesboro, Va. “We

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    • Beaulieu promotes Dominie, Bagley

      Dalton—Steve Hillis, president, Beaulieu Group Flooring, has announced a pair of promotions: Paul Dominie has been elevated to the position of senior vice president of the central division for Beaulieu; Robert Bagley becomes senior vice president of the Southeast division. In his new role, Dominie will be responsible for the management of the residential and commercial business units in the central division of the U.S. Prior to this assignment, he

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    • Kronospan previews Surfaces 2017 introductions

      By Reginald Tucker New York—Kronospan USA held a press conference in Times Square on Nov. 10 to announce its plans to launch its new, comprehensive product line for the North American market at Surfaces 2017 in Las Vegas in January. At its exhibit space on the Surfaces show floor (booth #603), Kronospan USA will unveil its complete product line that encompasses 94 new laminate flooring products across five distinct, on-trend

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    • Carpet One helps support injured veterans, service members

      Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home continues to support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers’ Building for America’s Bravest program in its effort to build specially adapted “smart homes” for catastrophically injured service members. Building for America’s Bravest was developed with the goal of offering America’s returning heroes the opportunity to live better, more independent lives. Each “smart home” is built to be energy efficient, automated and easily accessible, with

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    • INSTALL, H2H partnership brings veterans to industry

      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 floorcovering industry through an apprenticeship program. The partnership has since been actively recruiting veterans in both the U.S. and Canada, and has seen tremendous results. At the outset of the partnership INSTALL and H2H set a goal of enrolling at

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    Milliken enhances Imagine collection with new patterns

    Spartanburg, S.C.—Milliken has expanded its Imagine Figurative collection for residential interiors with four texture-based designs. The new designs—Casual Craft, Grayton, Slimline and Somerton—are small-scale broadloom patterns that are easy to

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    American OEM achieves Indoor Advantage Gold Certification for hardwood products

    Burns, Tenn.—American OEM Hardwood Floors has achieved Indoor Advantage Gold Certification for its hardwood flooring products. Indoor Advantage Gold certification assures that building material products support a healthy indoor environment

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    Emser Tile opens Tampa branch, receives Houzz ‘Best of Design’ award

    Los Angeles—Emser Tile has opened its 71st branch location in Tampa, Fla. this week—marking the company’s fifth location in Florida. Emser continues to grow their presence throughout North America, expanding

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