• Mullican promotes Oaks to marketing manager

      Johnson City, Tenn. — Amber Oaks has been promoted to marketing manager for Mullican Flooring, the company announced. In her new position, Oaks will be responsible for the oversight of market research and strategic planning, along with design elements for company merchandising, website development and marketing materials. She will also oversee special promotions, trade shows and merchandising accounts. Oaks joined Mullican Flooring in 2012 as marketing and claims coordinator. She

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    • Armstrong to close China facility, onshore scraped engineered flooring in Kentucky

      Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong World Industries announced it is onshoring the manufacture of scraped engineered hardwood flooring to its Somerset, Ky., facility in the U.S., and closing its facility in Kunshan, China, where the products are currently made. Production will stop in Kunshan Sept. 30, and shortly thereafter the facility will be for sale. “This is a business decision driven by strides in innovation and logistical realities,” said Tom Mangas,

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    • Best Buy Flooring promotes Lindberg VP of sales for carpet, hard surfaces

      Dalton – Best Buy Flooring Source, the largest division of Marquis Industries, announced the promotion of Mike Lindberg as vice president of sales for both the carpet and hard surface divisions. Lindberg previously served as regional manager of Best Buy. The promotion underscores Best Buy’s desire to grow its carpet and hard surface divisions. Lindberg will work closely traveling with the sales force to keep a close pulse on the

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    • Teragren adds to technical support team

      Bainbridge Island, Wash. — Teragren has beefed up its technical support team with the addition of Aaron Cline as technical manager. The company said Cline brings a broad knowledge base and a strong understanding of best practices and will provide Teragren customers at all levels the highest quality support from product selection through installation and long-term care. Cline joins a technical team based out of Teragren’s headquarters on Bainbridge Island,

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    • Metroflor rolls out design refreshment for Konecto

      Norwalk, Conn. — Metroflor Corp.’s Konecto line has been refreshed with new colorations and styles for its Konecto brand. “Keeping our portfolio of brands contemporary on the design front is a priority for Metroflor,” said Russ Rogg, Metroflor president and CEO. “For Konecto, we’ve expanded the offering with modern, on trend colorations that have received positive feedback from distributors. We’re confident they will resonate with dealers and consumers, too.” New colorations

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    • CBC Flooring hires sustainability manager

      Commack, N.Y. – CBC Flooring has added the new position of sustainability manager to its team, representing another step toward solidifying the company’s position as a leading sustainable flooring provider for the commercial market. Kimberly Lombardozzi will be responsible for leading all aspects of CBC Flooring’s sustainable initiatives and strategy, including implementing sustainable sales initiatives supporting CBC Flooring’s sales growth, product development and brand awareness. She will report to Huiet

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    • Mohawk, GreenWizard forge stronger partnership

      Charleston, S.C. – The Mohawk Group has entered into a three-year partnership with GreenWizard Inc., a provider of Web-based product management software. The so-called Emerald Partnership will allow both companies to better promote the value and urgency of product transparency. The GreenWizard online tool enables users to search for sustainable product attributes, including the Living Building Challenge and LEED certification. “The vision and commitment that Mohawk Group continues to demonstrate

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    • Mohawk upgrading Spartanburg County plant

      Columbia, S.C.—Mohawk Industries is investing $10 million in its Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility over the next 10 years to substantially upgrade its looms and improve technology to support future business growth. The upgrade is expected to create approximately 20 new jobs at the facility, which currently employs around 160 individuals. Mohawk Industries, based in Calhoun, Ga., operates two manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, including the Landrum plant in Spartanburg County

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    Press Release

    Quick-Step launches ‘Style My Floor’ digital shopping tool

    Dallas — Quick-Step announced the launch of a new digital shopping tool for consumers—“Style My Floor.” Style My Floor is a free digital application for use on hand-held iPhones, iPads

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    Mohawk, Atlanta Habitat celebrate partnership

    Calhoun, Ga. — On Aug. 2, Mohawk Flooring and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the fifth year of their mutual ongoing commitment to affordable housing in Atlanta with the

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    Quick-Step featured on Home Made Simple series

    Dallas — Quick-Step said it was recently featured in a living room transformation episode of Oprah’s Home Made Simple television series. Each Saturday morning on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN),

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