• Boa-Franc receives highest honor at the Grand Prix Québécois de la qualité Awards

      Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada–For the second time in a row, Boa-Franc has received the highest award bestowed by the Quebec government on businesses and organizations that successfully apply best business practices. A Grand Prix in the small to medium-size independent manufacturing company category was presented to Boa-Franc in a ceremony at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Nov. 16. This award is on par with the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award

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    • Holly Beck of Decor8 to speak at Domotex 2018

      Hannover, Germany—Domotex is packing even more interior design and lifestyle inspiration into its 2018 show with a guest appearance by Holly Becker, founder of Decor8—a design blog with a global following of 1.5 million readers. In addition to contributing to Decor8, Becker is a best-selling author with four books to her name. She also has a passion for teaching and offers e-courses for bloggers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Becker hosted

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    • Gerflor USA adds new patterns to Taralay Impression

      Chicago—Gerflor is helping bring design dreams to life with a renewal of its resilient printed sheet flooring collection, Taralay Impression. With a totally revamped wood collection, including seven new whimsical patterns, designers can realize their visions in any commercial interior space. “We did a complete refresh of the collection to make it relevant for today’s designers, while adding a touch of fantasy we don’t usually see in this resilient sheet flooring

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    • Mannington Commercial introduces Color Anchor LVT

      Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial has launched Color Anchor, a bold collection of LVT that brings cohesion and coordination across the company’s full portfolio of flooring products. The collection’s two patterns bring color cohesion by enabling designers to blend fields of color or accent pieces, experiment with exuberant bolds and understated neutrals, or use color coordinates and unite products from across Mannington’s incredible portfolio of commercial products. Available in 20 colors as

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    • Pergo, The Home Depot thank military widows with flooring makeovers

      Calhoun, Ga.—In the season of giving, Pergo and The Home Depot have teamed up with the American Widow Project, a national nonprofit supporting military widows, to thank two Atlanta women with flooring makeovers. Erikka Mitchell, widow of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Omoro Mitchell, used the gift to repay her sister for supporting the family since 2013. She chose Pergo Outlast+ Antique Cherry to replace their worn-out carpet. “When Omor passed, my

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    • Balta to return to Surfaces

      Sint-Baafs-Vijve, Belgium—Balta Group will be exhibiting at the International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, showcasing its Balta Carpets and Balta Tiles brands, as well as the arc edition commercial flooring concept. Last exhibiting at the show in 2011, Balta’s return to the show marks a focus on its United States business. “As Europe’s largest carpet manufacturer, we operate in highly competitive markets and have always used distinct brands

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    • Emser Tile honored with 2018 Training Top 125 Award

      Los Angeles—Emser Tile, in recognition of the company’s commitment to associate development, has been named a 2018 Training Top 125 winner. The award, now in its 18th year, is determined by factors such as the scope of development programs, financial investment in employee development and how learning and development programs are leveraged to achieve business goals and objectives. Emser Tile’s customized, multi-tiered learning and development program, Emser University, uses videos and

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    • Laticrete honored with 2017 Family Business Award

      Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete was honored at Hartford Business Journal’s 2017 Family Business Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in family-owned businesses across the Northeastern region. “This award pays tribute to my parents, Dr. Henry M. Rothberg and Lillian Rosenstock Rothberg, and the company they took from a basement invention to a global powerhouse,” said David Rothberg, chairman and CEO of Laticrete. “We’re proud to have three generations—including four of their grandchildren—carrying on

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    • Mill Creek chooses K8 business management software

      Cary, N.C.—Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Co., has chosen Kerridge Commercial Systems’ (KCS) K8 as the business management software for its LMB business. Mill Creek has purchased a K8 system to include Web Builder, and will leverage the KCS product portfolio to take its business above current industry standards and prepare for future growth. “Kerridge Commercial Systems is a leading software company that provides a highly integrated system with proven

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    • Mohawk to acquire Godfrey Hirst

      Calhoun, Ga.–Mohawk Industries announced that it has agreed to acquire Godfrey Hirst Group, the leading flooring company in Australia and New Zealand, further extending Mohawk’s global position. Mohawk presently operates a comprehensive warehouse and sales network in Australia and New Zealand to distribute the company’s wood, laminate, LVT, vinyl and carpet products. Godfrey Hirst provides broadloom, modular carpet and hard surface products for both residential and commercial applications. Godfrey Hirst’s

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    • Randy Merritt: Letter to the editor

      Dear Friends, Where does time go? It is hard to believe that it has been almost 42 years since Shaw Industries offered me a job as a trainee in the spring of 1976. I remember the day well…I could not say “yes” fast enough! With everything I owned in the back of a Vega station wagon, Dalton became my new home. Over the past 41 years I have been so

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    • Pergo flooring featured on ‘Food Quest’ television series

      Calhoun, Ga.—Celebrities and top chefs on “Food Quest,” an original TV series airing on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, are cooking this season in a fashionable kitchen featuring Pergo laminate flooring. “We are excited to partner with the Food Network and the Cooking Channel on this project,” said Tina Larson, marketing director for Pergo. “Our laminate flooring has the style and beauty needed for a kitchen being viewed

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    • QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

      Cozumel, Mexico—QFloors explored new partnerships, products and features during its 2017 “Dive Deeper” Users Conference, held on the Norwegian Escape, Nov 4-11. The 61 attendees participated in business and software training, collaboration and roundtable discussions during the days at sea. At the conference Chad Ogden, QFloors president, announced a new partnership with Measure Square. “Partnering together, we’re able to create the strongest combination of estimation and business management software in the flooring

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    • NeoCon East 2017 connects commercial interiors community

      Philadelphia—With four powerful keynotes, more than 25 CEUs and over 150 exhibitors, NeoCon East treated the East Coast design community to two productive days of programming, networking and products, Nov. 15 and 16. Exhibiting companies gained valuable direct contact with key architects, designers and major corporate and government end users, while attending professionals gained insight and access to the latest ideas and innovations in the industry. Many exhibitors have already

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    • Balta Home USA opens new distribution center in Georgia

      Rome, Ga.—Balta Home USA has moved to a new 330,000-square-feet distribution facility in Rome, Georgia, to provide more capacity for its North American business. The center officially opened on Nov. 16 in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Rome, Ga., senior Balta Home management and Tom Debusschere, Balta Group CEO. “The reorganization of our distribution network for area rugs in the US will support our

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    Boa-Franc receives highest honor at the Grand Prix Québécois de la qualité Awards

    Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada–For the second time in a row, Boa-Franc has received the highest award bestowed by the Quebec government on businesses and organizations that successfully apply best business practices.

    Read More

    Holly Beck of Decor8 to speak at Domotex 2018

    Hannover, Germany—Domotex is packing even more interior design and lifestyle inspiration into its 2018 show with a guest appearance by Holly Becker, founder of Decor8—a design blog with a global following

    Read More

    Gerflor USA adds new patterns to Taralay Impression

    Chicago—Gerflor is helping bring design dreams to life with a renewal of its resilient printed sheet flooring collection, Taralay Impression. With a totally revamped wood collection, including seven new whimsical patterns,

    Read More
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