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  • Armstrong unveils enhancements to flagship residential website

    Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has launched key enhancements to its website with new and improved features to help guide homeowners through all stages of the buying journey—getting started, inspiration and ideas, product information, installation and where to buy. “We’ve worked over the past year to create a more visual and inspirational online shopping experience, developing new content and tools to increase engagement with the homeowner,” said Ebeth Pitman, director of brand marketing. “We’re helping

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    Cali Bamboo names Jackson president

    San Diego—Cali Bamboo has named Doug Jackson president of the company. Jackson, an industry veteran, draws from over 20 years in the flooring business, most recently as the vice president of sales and marketing for Tuftex, the premier carpet brand of Shaw Industries. This appointment marks the successful conclusion of a deliberate leadership transition process. Over the last few years of the company’s rapid market share growth, Cali Bamboo’s board of

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    Domotex asia/Chinafloor brings back popular features

    Shanghai, China—To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Domotex asia/Chinafloor, show organizers will reintroduce the widely popular InnovAction Flooring Campaign, Materia and cadex educational conferences. “InnovAction is a snapshot of the flooring industry’s future, and our goal is to highlight the importance of this,” said Kostas Chatzigiannis, InnovAction architect. “The human brain is naturally wired to fix attention on images and structures that stand out from everyday surroundings. With this idea

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    MFA finalizes category names

    Calhoun, Ga.—Rigid core vinyl products have gained massive market reception over the past few years. Rapid growth, technological advancements and many new products in the market have contributed to significant retailer and consumer confusion. The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) was organized in 2016 to set performance and safety standards for this emerging category as well as clear up the confusion for the flooring industry. After multiple meetings and considerable industry

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    Shaw to invest $184 million in fiber manufacturing facility

    Andalusia, Ala.—Shaw Industries will invest $184 million in its Andalusia, Ala., manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture carpet. The project will include construction of new and expanded building assets, and installation of substantial amounts of new manufacturing equipment. “These investments will ensure the long-term viability of this critical operation within Shaw’s portfolio of manufacturing facilities,” said Vance Bell, Shaw chairman and CEO. “They are designed to improve the

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    Durkan dscvr18 Student Design Competition now open for submissions

    Calhoun, Ga.—Durkan, the hospitality flooring brand of Mohawk Group, announced the dscvr18 Student Design Competition, in partnership with NEWH, is now accepting artwork submissions for the annual hospitality design contest. The dscvr program exists to exhibit the talent of designers in the hospitality field and contribute toward the education of future designers within the industry. “Dscvr18 is a way for us to make a greater impact on the industry and

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    Belknap White hosts FlooringPlus convention

    November 27-December 11, 2018: Volume 32, Issue 13 Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG), a full-line distributor and member of the Bravo Group, hosted its 17th Annual FlooringPlus Convention at The Sagamore in Upstate New York recently. Scores of retailers, vendors, exhibitors and sponsors turned out for the event. This year’s convention focused on BWG’s tradition of empowering its FlooringPlus members. This two-day event featured keynote speaker Jay Rifenbary, whose

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    NAFCD presents industry awards at annual convention

    Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership in Action Award and Growth Award recipients at its 2017 annual convention. The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, Md., was the 2017 recipient of

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    Mannington Commercial’s Origami collection wins Best of Year

    Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial’s Origami collection has won a Best of Year award for product design from Interior Design magazine. Origami, an upscale three-pattern carpet collection, explores and interprets the classic art of paper folding. Designed by the Mannington Design Studio in collaboration with HOK Product Design, Origami’s patterns take inspiration from origami folds and are named in the same spirit: Mountain Fold, Valley Fold and Fan Fold. Soft lines strike

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    Interior Design magazine awards Mohawk Group’s Lichen

    Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine over the weekend in New York. Approximately 250,000 online votes determined the winners in the 12th annual Best of Year Awards, which honor the world’s outstanding projects and products in 113 design categories. Over 1,000 design professionals and enthusiasts representing the U.S., Mexico, Poland, Brazil,

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    Armstrong unveils enhancements to flagship residential website

    Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has launched key enhancements to its website with new and improved features to help guide homeowners through all stages of the buying journey—getting started, inspiration and ideas, product information,

    Read More

    Cali Bamboo names Jackson president

    San Diego—Cali Bamboo has named Doug Jackson president of the company. Jackson, an industry veteran, draws from over 20 years in the flooring business, most recently as the vice president of

    Read More

    Domotex asia/Chinafloor brings back popular features

    Shanghai, China—To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Domotex asia/Chinafloor, show organizers will reintroduce the widely popular InnovAction Flooring Campaign, Materia and cadex educational conferences. “InnovAction is a snapshot of the

    Read More