• Crossville’s Curran receives NTCA’s Joe Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award

      Crossville, Tenn. – Tim Curran, co-president of Curran Group—the holding company that owns Crossville Inc.—has been awarded the prestigious Joe A. Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). This honor recognizes leaders who have demonstrated active commitment over the course of their careers to the tile and stone industry’s integrity and advancement. Curran was honored at the NTCA Annual Awards Ceremony, held as part of the

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    • Armstrong Flooring announces price increases on solid, engineered wood

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring announced that it will initiate a 5%-7% price increase for engineered flooring and a 3%-5% price increase for solid flooring in the U.S. and Canada effective with shipments on June 13, 2016. “We’ve made significant recent investments in our U.S. hardwood flooring manufacturing plants to provide the excellent quality, service and innovative products you expect from Armstrong Flooring,” said Brian Jones, vice president of wood product management.

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    • Emberson joins Propex as senior account executive

      Chattanooga, Tenn.–Propex Global has announced the hiring of carpet industry expert Bill Emberson as senior account executive. Emberson will be responsible for the Southeast Region Furnishings Solutions division, handling carpet backing systems Artis, Actionbac and Polybac. Previously, Emberson was senior account manager for Invista where he sold Nylon 6,6 yarn. “Bill is very well respected in the industry and has strong, trusted relationships with many of our customers,” said Tom

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    • CFI’s accelerated carpet Installation training classes filling up

      Dallas–Retailers and students across the country are contacting and booking seats for the International Certified Floor Covering Installers (CFI) exclusive accelerated carpet installation class, the association announced. To accommodate demand and access to the class, CFI will be offering two options for the next class which will start on May 16th–one class will be available at the CFI training facility in Forney, Texas, and another will run in the WFCA

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    • WFCA to move headquarters to Dalton

      Dalton––Scott Humphrey, chief executive officer of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), announced that the WFCA will move its headquarters from Anaheim, Calif., to Dalton. Humphrey said the decision was made by unanimous vote of both the WFCA executive and finance committees. The action was taken at a meeting of the groups earlier this year. The new address of the WFCA headquarters is: 855 Abutment Road, Suite 1, Dalton, Ga.,

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    • Shaw announces winner of CTS Awesome Dream Car Giveaway

      Dalton—Nothing says “awesome” like receiving a free Cadillac CTS luxury sedan. And that’s exactly what happened recently for one Colorado flooring retail sales associate upon winning Shaw’s Capture The Spirit Awesome Dream Car Giveaway. Capture The Spirit (CTS) is Shaw’s industry-leading rewards program, designed specifically to incentivize floor covering retail sales associates to sell better-end Shaw flooring products. Last year, Shaw announced its plans to run a year long, nationwide CTS

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    • Mohawk Industries to create 200 jobs in Dalton

      Dalton—Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer, will expand its existing vinyl flooring operations in Dalton-Whitfield County. This project will significantly increase the company’s current U.S. luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing capacity. The $100 million capital investment in infrastructure and equipment will generate approximately 200 jobs for the region. “Mohawk’s continued expansion in Georgia underscores how a premier flooring manufacturer helps Georgia’s entire floor

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    • Shaw Industries completes expansion of hardwood manufacturing facility

      Dalton–Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) has completed the expansion of its hardwood flooring manufacturing facility in South Pittsburg, Tenn., to meet the growing demand for its engineered hardwood flooring products. The $40 million investment adds more than 60% capacity to the existing hardwood manufacturing facility as well as dozens of jobs over the past several months as new equipment and production lines have come on line. “The expansion of our

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    • Starnet Worldwide announces winners of 2016 Design Awards

      Darien, Conn.–The 18th Annual Starnet Design Awards were held on April 15, 2016, in Miami, as one of the major highlights of Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s annual meeting, April 14-16. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality and versatility, and this year’s winners encapsulated the power of innovative and bold flooring installation in commercial interior design. From a critically acclaimed, environmentally conscious airport project to the renovation of a national

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    • Greenbuild releases 2015 Sustainability Report

      Dallas–Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have released the 2015 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the impact on energy use and waste management at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held last fall in Washington, D.C. The report details the sustainability programs implemented in 2015 through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices. Case

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    • Virginia Tile Company acquires Interstate Flooring

      Livonia, Mich.–Virginia Tile Company LLC, a Midwestern-based wholesale distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone products with headquarters in Livonia, Mich., announced that it has purchased Interstate Flooring LLC, which conducts business under the brand name of ISC Surfaces (ISC). Virginia Tile, founded in 1928, is a leading distributor of ceramic, porcelain, stone and glass tile for residential and commercial contractors, dealers and other trade professionals in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,

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    • Crossville acquires Contempo Tile & Stone

      Crossville, Tenn.–Officials with Crossville, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Curran Group, have announced the company’s acquisition of Contempo Tile & Stone, a distribution business with four locations in Utah, and one in Boise, Idaho. Contempo is now part of Crossville Tile & Stone (CT&S), the existing company-owned distribution division. “The holding group that previously owned Contempo felt the timing was right to divest itself of the business,” said David

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    • T&L Distributing expands with IVC US lines

      Dalton–IVC US announced that T&L Distributing is expanding its product portfolio and distribution coverage to all three of IVC US’s floor covering offerings across multiple states. Effective April 15, T&L Distributing will distribute IVC US’s Flexitec fiberglass sheet vinyl, Balterio laminate and Moduleo luxury vinyl tiles and planks in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Western Tennessee. “We’re excited for the new opportunity with T&L Distributing and the increased regional

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    • Armstrong Flooring debuts

      Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring Inc., a spinoff of Armstrong World Industries, made its official debut April 1. News of the planned split of the company’s flooring business was first announced in early 2015. Armstrong Flooring, which will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AFI, is expected to begin regular trading on Monday, April 4. That company has about 3,700 employees worldwide and 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries.

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    • Stainmaster releases first series of ‘Pami Talks’ retail videos

      Kennesaw, Ga.–Stainmaster has launched the first of its Pami Talks: Retail Wisdom Worth Sharing video series. Bhullar, the director of retail development for Invista, North America, is known as a retail guru who spends upwards of 250 days on the road each year visiting retailers and sharing practice advice on being better and more successful flooring dealers. The company will be sending two videos every other week with companion guides

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    Olson joins Uzin division of UFloor Systems

    Aurora, Colo.—UFloor Systems Inc. recently announced the addition of Clint Olson to the Uzin division as its business development manager Southeast. Olson comes to Uzin with more than 20 years

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    Armstrong Flooring wins Platinum, Gold ADEX awards

    Lancaster, Pa.–Armstrong Flooring announced it has been honored with a total of five Platinum and two Gold 2016 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). “We are very proud to have been

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    Metroflor’s Engage Genesis and Konecto win ADEX Gold awards

    Norwalk, Conn.–Metroflor Corp. announced that its new Engage Genesis collection and Konecto brand both garnered Gold in 2016’s Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Metroflor’s Aspecta Ten was also recognized with

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