Commercial

    Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Reginald Tucker   The U.S. non-residential construction industry finished strong in 2016, with key end-use segments posting some of the highest numbers since the market began to rebound in the spring of 2015. That’s according to newly released U.S. Department of Commerce figures that show non-residential construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual value of $430.1 billion in December, nearly the same as

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    Commercial: Strong end-use sector activity drives contract flooring purchases

Commercial: Strong end-use sector activity drives contract flooring purchases

June 26: Volume 32, Issue 1 By K.J. Quinn   A continued increase in hard surface consumption led to another year of growth in the commercial market sector in 2016. FCNews research showed the commercial market sector generated $6.396 billion in flooring sales—down slightly from 2015 but up nearly 20% from 2011. Tipping the scales is carpet, which generated roughly $3.923 billion in sales, accounting for just over 61% of

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    NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage

NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage

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    Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker   Armstrong Flooring has initiated the process of uniting its commercial and residential business operations. Specifically, the realignment entails the integration of the company’s residential and commercial sales, marketing and product management teams. The move also combines the resilient and wood manufacturing operations. Under the new structure, several key executive positions have changed. Joe Bondi, formerly senior vice president—North America

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    Mohawk Commercial rolls through first 11 weeks of fantasy league

Mohawk Commercial rolls through first 11 weeks of fantasy league

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 Eleven weeks into the NFL season, defending champion Mohawk Commercial remains atop the FCNews’ Fanstasy Football for a Cause league standings, but the race is heating up. The MoComm Machine has lost just once and has already raised $3,500 for its cause, Susan G. Komen. The powerhouse leads FCNews in the standings by a mere half-game. It’s another three games back to Salesmaster

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    Starnet fall meeting: Commercial group positions for future growth

Starnet fall meeting: Commercial group positions for future growth

November 7/14, 2016: Volume 31, Number 11 By Ken Ryan Nashville, Tenn.—“Forward to the Future” was the theme of the 2016 fall meeting of the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership. Based on statistics and anecdotal evidence, the future looks very bright indeed for the industry’s largest group of flooring contractors. Unlike the spring meeting, which is mandatory, Starnet members are not required to attend the fall gathering. And yet, each

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Mohawk Commercial scores big in FCNews charity league

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 Seven weeks into the 2016 NFL season, defending champion Mohawk Commercial is again atop the FCNews’ Fantasy Football for a Cause league standings. So far, the MoComm Machine is undefeated and has already raised $3,000 for its cause, Susan G. Komen. The powerhouse leads FCNews in the standings by two games and Salesmaster by three games. Both FCNews and Salesmaster have raised $1,500

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    Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

  By Steven Feldman Dalton—The Mohawk Group earlier this year brought its entire commercial team under one roof, transforming the iconic building that once housed World Carpets and for years served as Mohawk’s Dalton headquarters into an eco-friendly space that is now dubbed the Light Lab. About 80 people now call the Light Lab home. This includes Mohawk Group’s core commercial, hospitality, hospitality pre-order (floor plans, sample entry, planning and

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    Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

Green Bay, Wis. – Elizabeth Crain has joined H.J. Martin and Son as a commercial interior sales and project management specialist. In that role, she will work closely with internal and external clients of the company’s commercial flooring division. Crain most recently spent seven-plus years as a healthcare account specialist at Building Service Inc., a Wisconsin-based commercial interior company.  Prior to that, she worked in sales locally with Nordon Business Environments

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    Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

June 20/27, 2016; Volume 30, Number 26 By K.J. Quinn A gradually improving economy combined with a rise in permits for building renovations, chiefly in the corporate office sector, contributed to an increase of 3% to 5% in the commercial flooring arena in 2015, FCNews research shows. True to form, the carpet category remained king as sales reached roughly $3.95 billion despite the ongoing encroachment of hard surfaces on carpet’s

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    Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 11/18, 2016; Volume 30, Number 21 By Reginald Tucker By most accounts, 2015 was a fortuitous year for Novalis Innovative Flooring. During that time, the company—known for its modern, environmentally friendly approach to LVT product development—expanded its global manufacturing and warehousing capabilities to better serve its distributors and end users. The end result, according to John Wu, the company’s president, was not only the successful launch of new product

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    Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Ken Ryan The industry’s top 20 flooring distributors are a resourceful bunch, continuing to find ways to grow their businesses while navigating through choppy economic waters. While the commercial sector has been strong in 2014-15, residential remodel—which accounts for about half of floor covering demand—continues to underwhelm. “Just like 2014, we see the market as disappointing compared to expectations for 2015 of mid-

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    Commercial: Carpet tile, LVT provide momentum in recovering market

Commercial: Carpet tile, LVT provide momentum in recovering market

June 29; Volume 30/Number 1 By K.J. Quinn Innovation and changing dynamics are impacting flooring choices in the commercial market, and key economic indicators are finally pointing in the right direction. According to industry experts, sales grew in 2014 across certain commercial segments for the first time since the recession. Carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) were the shining stars as the A&D community covets both products for their

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    Tapping into the light, local commercial market

Tapping into the light, local commercial market

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Amanda Haskin When businesses were fighting their way out of the recession and housing crisis, many flooring retailers found a glimmer of hope in Main Street commercial work. Lying somewhere between residential and large-scale commercial jobs, Main Street continues to be a lucrative segment as the economy is picking up and small businesses are opening, reopening and remodeling. “There’s more pressure to

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    Carpet tile provides solutions  for light commercial

Carpet tile provides solutions for light commercial

May 25/June 1, 2015; Volume 29/Number 4 By Jenna Lippin Carpet tile continues to find favor in Main Street applications for a number of reasons, with experts citing characteristics like design flexibility, selective replacement, less waste material and ease of installation. It is easy for dealers and end users to sell and move the product in terms of shipping and handling as well, and is typically more readily available than

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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.

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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

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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,

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