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    EarthWerks unveils new products, technologies at distribution meeting

EarthWerks unveils new products, technologies at distribution meeting

Houston—EarthWerks revealed its latest flooring innovations during its distribution meeting in Houston. Among these innovations is a rigid core flooring to be introduced in the coming months. “We have long been known for our research into the production of these amazingly realistic flooring products and continue to push for advanced designs and manufacturing techniques,” said Jonathan Train, president and CEO. “Getting it right matters, and we believe we have achieved that.”

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    Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Lindsay Baillie The resilient category continues to follow its blazing path from 2016 with aggressive growth just six months into 2017. Industry observers attribute this activity once again to the industry’s “darlings”—LVT, WPC and rigid core. Based on FCNews research, LVT and its subcategories accounted for 42.3% of residential volume and 67.6% of residential dollars in 2016. Observers expect numbers in 2017

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    Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

December 19/26, 2016: Volume 31, Number 14 Some products tout high-performance capabilities such as waterproof attributes and resistance to scuffing, scratching and heavy foot traffic. Others, meanwhile, focus on aesthetics—be they visuals that aim to replicate natural materials such as wood and stone, or more abstract designs that draw their influences from art and geometry. These products run the gamut from more recent introductions to the resilient category to existing

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    EarthWerks launches online room visualizer

EarthWerks launches online room visualizer

Houston–Earthwerks has launched its new Room Visualizer tool online at earthworks.com.. “This exciting new tool allows customers to see all EarthWerks LVT/P products in 16 various room scene scenarios, and we are very excited about its versatility,” said Lindsey Nisbet, head of product development and market strategy. Customers can also upload a custom image and create a personalized visual so they can see how EarthWerks products would conceivably look in

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EarthWerks expands distribution with J.J. Haines

Houston—J.J. Haines is now the exclusive supplier of EarthWerks LVT flooring for Eastern Tennessee (Nashville East).  J.J. Haines has been distributing EarthWerks LVT in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Northern Alabama for over ten years. “This territory expansion with J.J. Haines is part of a valued long term relationship and vital to EarthWerks’ continued growth in our focused markets,” said Shane Calloway, EarthWerks’ vice president of sales. “We look

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    EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S.

EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S.

Houston—EarthWerks has hired Alan Flanagan as its western division sales manager. Flanagan brings extensive experience to the company, with 19 years in the flooring industry at the manufacturing level. In his new role, Flanagan will work with the existing sales team and look to increase the manufacturer’s sales force over the next 12 months. “With the substantial growth we have had nationwide, we see the need to increase our personnel

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    EarthWerks to partner with Longust Distributing

EarthWerks to partner with Longust Distributing

Houston—EarthWerks will form a new partnership for distribution with Longust Distributing, serving the Southwestern region. Longust Distributing will cover Arizona, Southern Nevada and Southern California, stocking product at warehouses in Mesa, Las Vegas, Anaheim and San Diego. Big D Floor Covering Supplies and JH Freed & Sons will continue to serve customers during the transition. “EarthWerks has been the leader and innovator in LVT flooring for over three decades,” said Amy

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    Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

Resilient: ‘Something for everyone’ now suppliers’ goal

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Jenna Lippin (First of two parts) Experts project the resilient category will continue to grow 15% every year through at least 2019, which is good reason for manufacturers to continue to invest in new facilities and develop product innovations. This year is shaping up to be the year of WPC, or wood plastic composite, with more and more companies launching products that follow

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    Resilient: Domestic vs. imports – Manufacturers weigh in on best methods

Resilient: Domestic vs. imports – Manufacturers weigh in on best methods

January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By Ken Ryan A number of major flooring companies have recently invested millions of dollars to onshore their LVT production to the U.S. as a way to control costs and accelerate speed to market. However, other large suppliers continue to import products, trusting in that business model because of long-standing factory alignments, manufacturing capacity and experience. FCNews spoke to suppliers on both sides to

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    EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S. and Canada

EarthWerks adds new sales management in U.S. and Canada

Corpus Christi, Texas—EarthWerks has announced that Matt Smith has accepted the position of western division sales manager for EarthWerks LVT. Smith has 15 years of flooring experience and will work with the existing Southern and Western sales teams to increase sales force over the next 12 months. “With the substantial growth we have had nationwide, we see the need to increase our personnel to the EarthWerks LVT national sales team,”

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    EarthWerks adds new head of product development and marketing strategy

EarthWerks adds new head of product development and marketing strategy

Houston—EarthWerks flooring has added an additional position to the company. Lindsey Nisbet will join the company as head of product development and marketing strategy. Nisbet will focus on designing and developing new LVT products, as well as determining the best ways to market and merchandise EarthWerks’ line with its distribution and dealer network. She has an extensive flooring background as well as a degree in interior design. She has worked

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    Earthwerks introduces new luxury vinyl plank line

Earthwerks introduces new luxury vinyl plank line

Corpus Christi, Texas – Earthwerks has introduced Cambridge, the newest addition to its portfolio of luxury vinyl plank products. The 6 x 36 plank is presented in six colors, and offers a 12-year residential and six-year commercial warranty. Cambridge features the company’s proprietary Tuff Shield, a double-coating method that adds extra strength to the urethane protectant coating.

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    Resilient: State of the industry – LVT maintains growth curve as sheet slides

Resilient: State of the industry – LVT maintains growth curve as sheet slides

August 4/11, 2014; Volume 28/Number 4 By Jenna Lippin Resilient flooring has been all the rage for nearly a decade now, and the category shows no signs of cooling down. After dollar growth of 8.5% in 2013 and 5.4% in 2012 (FCNews, June 30)—industry experts believe the category is up between 5% and 8% in 2014, this despite a very difficult first quarter and sluggish residential sheet vinyl segment. Much

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    EarthWerks adds new director of international sourcing

EarthWerks adds new director of international sourcing

Corpus Christ, Texas — EarthWerks Flooring has named Andy Goldstein director of international sourcing. Goldstein will join the company’s existing team in Asia forming a stronger link between EarthWerks design and marketing efforts in the USA with the production management in Taiwan, Korea and China. Goldstein will be focused on scheduling and logistics to ensure the company’s superior leadership in product availability in the industry. Goldstein has extensive international background

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    Resilient Floating Floor Guide: LVT suppliers offer dealers many options

Resilient Floating Floor Guide: LVT suppliers offer dealers many options

By Ken Ryan Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 The growth of luxury vinyl tile is making it more difficult than ever to stand out from the pack. That reality merely serves to motivate R&D departments in developing feature-rich offerings for distributors and dealers. The opportunity that exists in the growing LVT market is what prompted Beaulieu, for example, to enter the category in 2013. Beaulieu is just the latest

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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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