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    NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take place June 11-13 at The Mart in Chicago. Since its launch in 1969, the show has served as a launching pad for iconic brands and products in the commercial design world. Its conference program is at the forefront of thought

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    New multi-family housing rides rollercoaster in 2017

New multi-family housing rides rollercoaster in 2017

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15 By K.J. Quinn   Builders and residential contractors experienced a rollercoaster ride serving the multi-family housing market in 2017, observers reported, as this volatile business saw demand fluctuate by quarter and macro issues impede growth. “When the final data come in, we expect multi-family starts to be down almost 10% over the course of 2017,” said Robert Dietz, senior vice president and chief

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Shannon Specialty Floors unveils new visual floor designer

Milwaukee, Wis.—Shannon Specialty Floors has launched its new interactive online visual floor designer. Available on Shannon Specialty Floors’ website, the new design tool allows users to select from 12 commercial room scene options and integrate with any of the company’s 18 collections of commercial flooring solutions. Visitors to the site can experiment with different color combinations and patterns of the company’s resilient sheet, luxury vinyl tile and plank, and PVC free

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    Greenbuild 2017: Short but select group of flooring exhibitors come with an agenda

Greenbuild 2017: Short but select group of flooring exhibitors come with an agenda

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Steven Feldman   Boston—Flooring companies were few and far between as 700 exhibitors convened here earlier this month at Greenbuild, billed as the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. But those who did make the trip to Beantown came with a purpose. From demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and transparency to the concept of biophilia, a select group of

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    NeoCon East: Vendors showcase broad range of products, designs

NeoCon East: Vendors showcase broad range of products, designs

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Lindsay Baillie   Philadelphia—With roughly 5,000 attendees and more than 150 exhibitors, NeoCon East provided the commercial interiors community another opportunity to engage on the East Coast during the fall season. The two-day show, which took place here at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 15–16, featured four keynote speeches, more than 25 CEUs and countless opportunities for attendees to network and learn

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NeoCon East 2017 connects commercial interiors community

Philadelphia—With four powerful keynotes, more than 25 CEUs and over 150 exhibitors, NeoCon East treated the East Coast design community to two productive days of programming, networking and products, Nov. 15 and 16. Exhibiting companies gained valuable direct contact with key architects, designers and major corporate and government end users, while attending professionals gained insight and access to the latest ideas and innovations in the industry. Many exhibitors have already

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    Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Calhoun, Ga.—For the first time at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries’ residential and commercial divisions will share the spotlight to show that Mohawk is “all in” when it comes to sustainable flooring. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 8–10 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Mohawk Flooring and Mohawk Group will be exhibiting on-site in booth space No. 1807. “The

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Mohawk Commercial spot airs on NBCSN

Calhoun, Ga.—A 30-second commercial created by Mohawk Industries to highlight its involvement with the 2017 Icy Hot Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., recently aired on the popular NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). The spot, produced internally by Mohawk’s Creative Solutions team, was broadcast during the Icy Hot Ironman 70.3 World Championship special that aired earlier this month ahead of the 2017 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The commercial

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Tarkett named finalist in LearningScapes award competition

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett North America is supporting and participating in the Association for Learning Environments’ (A4LE) LearningScapes 2017, to be held Oct. 26–29 in Atlanta. The manufacturer is a Platinum-level sponsor of the LearningScapes which is designed to bring together those who plan, design, equip, furnish and maintain places where students learn. Tarkett has also been named a finalist for the event’s annual Solution Provider Award. A highlight of LearningScapes is SchoolsNext,

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    Resilient: LVT—A five-tool player that’s finding comfort in virtually all segments

Resilient: LVT—A five-tool player that’s finding comfort in virtually all segments

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Ken Ryan   In baseball, a five-tool player excels at all the fundamentals. In flooring, that five-tool “player” would be LVT—a rare product rich in features and versatility suitable for virtually all commercial and residential segments—from Courtyard Marriott hotel rooms to residential basements. LVT (including WPC and rigid core products) has been growing at a double-digit rate for the past several years,

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    Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Industries has opened its commercial Create Centre here. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot Centre houses the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates, including its Patcraft and Shaw Contract teams. Designed by integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the Create Centre offers a stimulating storytelling environment that is a catalyst for growth and innovation across Shaw’s commercial business units. Supporting Shaw’s client-centric approach, the new workspace provides a

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    Shaw Industries acquires Tricycle

Shaw Industries acquires Tricycle

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has completed the purchase of Tricycle, a technology innovator supporting the commercial interiors business. The acquisition will enable Shaw’s commercial business to be a leader in carpet sampling simulation and digital tools. Tricycle produces digital carpet samples for major floor covering manufacturers. Founded in 2002 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company helps commercial interiors manufacturers, interior designers and architects work more efficiently and produce less sample waste. Tricycle’s

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    NeoCon East previews educational program

NeoCon East previews educational program

Philadelphia—NeoCon East, billed as the Northeast’s premier commercial interiors design expo and conference, has provided an overview of the sessions that will take place during the event, scheduled to take place Nov. 15-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “Our aim for the NeoCon East educational offering is to inform, spark conversation, and provide professionals across disciplines a way to effectively and efficiently earn valuable CEU credits in just two days,”

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NeoCon 2018 calls for program submissions

Chicago—NeoCon is seeking innovative thought leaders for the 50th edition of its prestigious conference program to be held June 11-13 at the Mart. The official call for presentations application is now available online at neoconcfp.com. Applications are due Oct. 30. NeoCon programming is known for its diverse assortment of dynamic and timely seminars across leading tracks and categories. The 2018 offering will build on this legacy and include a special new programming

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    Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors, will be marketing and selling the comprehensive Flexco line throughout all six New England states and upstate New York. “We’re very excited about this new relationship,” said Dan Doyle, vice president branch sales and operations, BWG. “When you work with Flexco, you’re working with a flooring partner that has the experience, determination and dedication to make customers’

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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