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  • Invista names Kimball vice president of global commercial solutions, home textiles

    Kennesaw, Ga.—Invista has promoted Kip Kimball to vice president of global commercial solutions and home textiles. In this expanded capacity, Kimball will lead the Antron and Dacron branded businesses, while developing new business opportunities, with a focus on transformative value creation to meet the needs of our customers and ever-changing markets. “Kimball will continue to drive a strong customer focus for the brands,” said Maggie Bidlingmaier, vice president, surfaces at Invista. “His skills

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    Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

    Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on floors. “In recent years, we have witnessed the increasing popularity of large and heavy tiles, presenting new requirements and challenges to the tile and flooring industry,” said Jonathan Scott, Laticrete senior product manager. “These larger materials demand a setting mortar

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    CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

    Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from May 8 through May 11. The primary venue for the demonstrations will be the new Installation Experience located in Hall C, Booth #8401. The Installation Experience consists of several sections: A self-guided, designated

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    Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

    Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show exceeded anticipated registration numbers for international guests and exhibiting companies, making 2018 the largest turnout in Domotex asia/ChinaFloor history. This year’s show space grew to an impressive 1,722,225 square feet and welcomed over 60,000 visitors from 104 countries. Attendees from

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    National Karastan Month celebrates 90 years

    Calhoun, Ga.—Consumer savings and the use of innovative promotional tools will spark the 2018 National Karastan Month. Hosted from April 26 through June 4, this annual event is even more exciting this year because Karastan is celebrating its 90thanniversary. “For 90 years, consumers have selected Karastan for its superior craftsmanship and distinctive elegance,” said Bill Storey, senior vice president of Karastan. “National Karastan Month offers significant consumer savings and extensive

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    Invista, Starnet reveal 2018 Antron Performance Awards winners

    Kennesaw, Ga.—Invista, maker of Antron brand carpet fiber, honored three Starnet members during Starnet’s Design Award ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The Antron Performance Awards winners are the result of a joint partnership between Antron and Starnet, recognizing the use of performance-driven carpet choices in commercial applications. Entries are judged on the project’s outcome to meet the clients’ aesthetics, performance and sustainability goals. First place was awarded to Master Craft Floors

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    Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

    Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program. The company is a founding member of the school.  “Cristo Rey self-describes as the only network of high schools in the country that integrates four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through their

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    Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

    Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers, employees and communities. This year’s report, unified under a message that showcases how Mohawk is committed to “Believe in Better,” details how the company is driving innovation through more thoughtful product design and manufacturing. “At Mohawk, believing in better translates

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    William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

    Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire territory in the Southeast including Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. William M. Bird will be distributing American Tile’s complete line of standard and premium vinyl composite tile (VCT). The company will also

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    Armstrong Flooring to increase prices

    Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooringwill initiate a combination of increased product pricing and freight/energy surcharges across all product categories effective May 1. “We have and continue to experience significant increases in raw material costs coupled with energy, transportation and operating cost inflation,” said Brent Flaharty, senior vice president N.A. sales. “In addition, lumber availability is strained causing inflation across wood species and grades. We expect these pressures to continue throughout 2018. Our entire

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    Invista names Kimball vice president of global commercial solutions, home textiles

    Kennesaw, Ga.—Invista has promoted Kip Kimball to vice president of global commercial solutions and home textiles. In this expanded capacity, Kimball will lead the Antron and Dacron branded businesses, while developing new business

    Read More

    Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

    Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on

    Read More

    CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

    Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia

    Read More