• Derr Flooring rejoins Pinnacle’s distribution network

      Carrollton, Texas – Pinnacle Interior Elements Ltd., a global hardwood flooring manufacturer, announced that Derr Flooring Co. has rejoined its family of national distributors. As part of Pinnacle’s distribution family, Derr will showcase Pinnacle’s Portofino and Hearthstone Classics product lines—both available to Derr’s customers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island. “Derr Flooring is excited about the opportunity to rekindle our

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    • Maier to succeed Mangas as Armstrong CEO for flooring

      Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong announced that effective Sept. 26, Donald Maier, currently senior vice president, Global Operations Excellence, for Armstrong, will take over as executive vice president and chief executive officer of Armstrong Flooring Products. Maier succeeds Tom Mangas, who is leaving Armstrong to become executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Armstrong CEO Matt Espe said, “I would like to thank Tom for his

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    • Quick-Step driving consumers to retail partners via digital marketing

      Dallas—Quick-Step is continuing to effectively drive customer traffic to its retail partner stores via digital marketing. Quick-Step’s overall brand strategy takes a winning product line and wraps it in a comprehensive merchandising program. In today’s marketplace, digital media is a critical part of any successful merchandising program. “Digital media is here to stay and savvy brands like Quick-Step are capitalizing on this opportunity to reach consumers in a new way,”

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    • Ohio Valley Flooring names its top retailers

      Florence, Ind. – During its annual Flooring Plus Convention, Ohio Valley Flooring recognized seven retailers of the year, an award based on sales growth with the distributor as well as how the dealers utilized Ohio Flooring’s Flooring Plus program. The winners were: Burton Carpet Shoppe, Flooring & Granite Direct, Graber’s Flooring Studio, Home Furniture, Hometown Flooring, Hoosier Carpets Plus Color Tile, and Mainstyle Flooring. Cincinnati-based Ohio Valley Flooring serves retailers

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    • Haines opens Wheeler Supplies Center in Orlando

      Glen Burnie, Md. — Haines announced the grand opening of the Wheeler Supplies Center in Orlando on Aug. 22. This is Haines’ first Supplies Center opening and the beginning of Haines-Flooring Supplies Division expansion into the Florida market. Haines began the new supplies division when it acquired Allied Products in early 2013 and then grew the division when it acquired CMH Space and Ellis Flooring in early 2014. Haines now

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    • Karndean unveils new product selector app

      Export, Pa. — Karndean Designflooring has unveiled its latest app designed specifically for architects, interior designers and contractors to use at the point of specification. “Karndean’s commercial division has recognized the need for our A&D customers to be able to visualize our premium LVT collections in an interactive digital format,” said Emil Mellow, vice president of marketing for Karndean Designflooring. “We are excited to say this new user friendly app

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    • Bamboo Hardwoods enters into distribution pact with Bishop

      Seattle — Bamboo Hardwoods announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Bishop Distributing as a new bamboo flooring distributor partner. Bishop Distributing is full-line, flooring distributor servicing retailers in Michigan, Indiana and western Ohio, and this agreement further expands Bamboo Hardwoods’ existing distribution network. “Bishop is well-known for representing top-quality flooring products and an already established commercial and residential customer base seeking bamboo flooring, so this partnership

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    • Custom expands profile and transition products

      Seal Beach, Calif. — Custom Building Products, a provider of tile and stone installation systems, expanded its line of high-quality profile and transition finishing strips and edge trim with two new profile categories: movement joints and coves. Available in a variety of popular styles, designs and finishes, Custom’s Profiles and Transitions is designed to create smooth junctions between rooms, bridge gaps between different types of floor covering or tile materials

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    CBC Flooring adds sales agent

    Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring has added a new agent to its network of agents and direct sales staff. Surfaces Central, based in Columbus, Ohio, is now representing all of

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    Pinnacle’s new HQ to assist growing needs of customers

    Carrollton, Texas – Pinnacle Interior Elements Ltd., a global hardwood flooring manufacturer, recently unveiled the site of its new corporate headquarters. Effective immediately, Pinnacle’s new location at 1445 Bradley Lane,

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    TISE East 140 Under 40 event to provide networking opportunities

    Dallas—Emerging professionals attending The International Surface Event East (TISE East) will not want to miss opportunity to attend the 140 Under 40 Luncheon, featuring insight from a diverse group of

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