• 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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    • Floor Covering Leadership Council formed

      Anaheim, Calif. – The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), an organization currently comprised of 15 associations—all dedicated to flooring—was formed in July, with the goal of addressing and improving some of the most pressing issues and problems faced by members of the flooring industry. Organizations that have expressed a Council membership commitment include the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors

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    • Karndean to expand, create new jobs in Pa.

      Harrisburg, Pa. – Continuing to advance Governor Tom Corbett’s JOBS1st PA initiative, Department of Community and Economic Development secretary C. Alan Walker announced that Karndean Designflooring will expand its operations creating 38 new jobs in Westmoreland County. “The Corbett administration’s policies are working and manufacturers are not only choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to do business, but are staying and expanding here as well,” Walker said. “Our partnership in

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    • Schluter-Systems appoints new president

      Plattsburgh, N.Y. — Schluter-Systems has announced the retirement of Reinhard Plank and the appointment of Marco Ludwig as president of Schluter North America. As president Ludwig will continue to build on all of Schluter’s areas of strength and focus on customer and end user needs.  He will divide his time between the Montreal and Plattsburgh offices as he is responsible for all of the company’s operations in the U.S. and

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    Tri-West welcomes Metroflor’s Aspecta contract LVT team

    Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – Tri-West Ltd. hosted Metroflor Corp. to introduce the company’s new Aspecta line of commercial luxury vinyl tile. Aspecta’s new specification sales team member, Becky Davin, joined

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    Karndean unveils new product selector app

    Karndean Designflooring has unveiled its latest app designed specifically for architects, interior designers and contractors to use at the point of specification. Emil Mellow, vice president of marketing for Karndean

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    FCICA to continue with Diamond Club membership program

    West Bloomfield, Mich. — FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced the continuance of the Diamond Club member program for the 2014-2015 FCICA membership year. The member program was originated to encourage

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