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    Installments: Vetting a certified floor covering inspector

Installments: Vetting a certified floor covering inspector

By Paul Pleshek   “We are sending an inspector,” are not always the most comforting words an installer or retailer hears. Some are concerned the inspector has a bias for the manufacturer, others don’t have high regard for certain inspectors in their area. Whatever the concern, how can a materially invested party know the inspector will handle the claim in a fair, thorough and neutral way? A commonly expressed concern

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    Mohawk honored by Training Magazine for 12th consecutive year

Mohawk honored by Training Magazine for 12th consecutive year

Calhoun, Ga.–For the 12th consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has earned a spot in the 2018 edition of Training magazine’s annual Top 125 rankings, the training industry’s premier awards program. Mohawk was recognized for outstanding training and development programs that help employees expand their skills and inspire their ambitions. Mohawk has placed in Training’s top 10 on four occasions and is the only manufacturing company to repeatedly achieve such prestigious positions

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    Anderson Hardwood, Tuftex Carpets unite to create Anderson Tuftex

Anderson Hardwood, Tuftex Carpets unite to create Anderson Tuftex

Dalton–The strategic merger of Anderson Hardwood Floors and Tuftex Carpets of California will take effect Jan. 1, 2018, the company announced. Both of these brands have a long heritage in the flooring industry and are a natural fit to bring together into one premium brand: Anderson Tuftex. Anderson Tuftex creates floors that are designed with intention and crafted with care. The brand will take a holistic and consumer-centric approach to

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    Mohawk names Karen Mendelsohn to executive marketing post

Mohawk names Karen Mendelsohn to executive marketing post

Calhoun, Ga.–Marketing strategist Karen Mendelsohn has been named senior vice president of marketing at Mohawk Industries. In this position, Mendelsohn will be responsible for the overall creation and implementation of marketing strategies to drive dynamic new growth across Mohawk’s North America Flooring businesses. Mendelsohn steps into her role as chief marketing leader of Mohawk North America Flooring with a wealth of experience in corporate and operations planning, brand development and

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    DriTac names Verble new business development director

DriTac names Verble new business development director

Clifton, NJ–DriTac Flooring Products LLC has announced the appointment of Wade Verble to the position of new business development director. Verble is responsible for expanding sales with the development of new business opportunities through a variety of evolving channels that include new product categories, industry segments and overall business strategies designed to focus on company growth. His targeted business objectives will emphasize market needs and span the domestic and international

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    NAFCD to host Distribution Management University

NAFCD to host Distribution Management University

Chicago–The 2016 Distribution Management University (DMU) will be held in conjunction with the NAFCD + NBMDA annual convention on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 2016 DMU is a unique opportunity for general, sales, branch and operations managers to expand their industry knowledge and enhance leadership skills. The 2016 DMU is focused on the real world of the market level manager.

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    Online registration now open for TISE 2017

Online registration now open for TISE 2017

Dallas–The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas I TileExpo, North America’s largest floor covering, stone and tile industry event, has now opened attendee online registration for the 2017 event. Industry professionals are encouraged to register early for the first pick of events, experiences, and education sessions, as space is limited for many options. Surfaces will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Friday,

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    NeoCon East announces speakers

NeoCon East announces speakers

Philadelphia—Marc Kushner, architect and co-founder of Architizer, and Ayse Birsel, industrial designer, will keynote this year’s NeoCon East, Nov. 9 to 10. The northeast edition of NeoCon will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Kushner will speak Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m. and Birsel will speak Nov. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

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    Shaw among Selling Power’s 50 best companies to sell for

Shaw among Selling Power’s 50 best companies to sell for

Dalton–Shaw Industries Group Inc. has been ranked among the Selling Power list of “50 Best Companies to Sell For. The corporate research team at Selling Power magazine evaluated companies with sales teams of all sizes. Companies on the Selling Power “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list are evaluated in the following areas: Compensation packages for salespeople Sales culture Onboarding and sales-enablement strategies Training and coaching processes Annual turnover percentage

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    Abbey Carpet partners with Yelp

Abbey Carpet partners with Yelp

Bonita Springs, Fla.–Abbey Carpet Company Inc. announced a national partnership between Abbey Carpet & Floor/Floors To Go and Yelp. Through this arrangement, Abbey members will receive help with the claiming, managing and advertising of their location’s Yelp page(s). Members will receive exclusive discounted pricing on Yelp CPC Advertising products, as well as a dedicated service rep from Yelp, and will also have the opportunity to maximize their Yelp business listing

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    Mohawk’s Lorberbaum honored as 2016’s Most Admired CEO

Mohawk’s Lorberbaum honored as 2016’s Most Admired CEO

Calhoun, Ga.–For more than two decades, Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk Industries’ chairman and CEO, has consistently delivered outstanding results for shareholders, employees and customers. This year, Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Lorberbaum’s exceptional leadership of the world’s largest flooring company by honoring him as 2016’s Most Admired CEO in the Manufacturing category. Atlanta Business Chronicle announced its third-annual Most Admired CEOs during an exclusive event at the Georgia Aquarium on Aug. 25.

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    Quick-Step throws hat into luxury vinyl flooring ring

Quick-Step throws hat into luxury vinyl flooring ring

By Ken Ryan Quick-Step, the Mohawk brand that made a name for itself first in laminate and later in hardwood through its Q-Wood collection, announced its entry into the crowded—albeit still-fast-growing—luxury vinyl flooring segment. Quick-Step is in the process of launching 16 SKUs nationwide through specialty flooring stores in August and September. Quick-Step said it is combining “innovation with art” in creating what it calls “a new kind” of luxury

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    Fuse Alliance members expand with new locations and acquisitions

Fuse Alliance members expand with new locations and acquisitions

Laguna Niguel, Calif.–Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, announced that two of its members, Certified Finishes, a network member since July of 2007 and Office Environments, a network member since July of 2008, have expanded. Certified Finishes, based in Atlanta, has added two new locations, Hanahan, S.C., and Orlando. The company’s headquarters will remain in Atlanta. Certified Finishes specializes in sales and installation of all flooring

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    UFloor Systems taps Hamilton as technical sales manager for Canada

UFloor Systems taps Hamilton as technical sales manager for Canada

Aurora, Colo.–UFloor Systems Inc. recently announced the addition of Dave Hamilton as technical sales manager for the Uzin and Wolff brands in Canada.Based in Vancouver, B.C., Hamilton joins UFloor Systems with more than 30 years of experience in the flooring industry including retail, distribution and manufacturing. The company also stated that he has served as contributing editor for Canada’s NFCA reference manual and is also part of the TTMAC inspection

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    Innocor Foam Technologies introduces Cushioncor carpet cushion

Innocor Foam Technologies introduces Cushioncor carpet cushion

Red Bank, N.J.–Innocor Foam Technologies, a leading polyurethane foam manufacturer and the OEM division of Innocor, Inc., has introduced its newest carpet cushion, Cushioncor Supreme, a gel memory foam carpet cushion said to provide unparalleled support and comfort underfoot for high-traffic areas. “We are excited to introduce our latest gel memory foam carpet cushion to the flooring market,” said Gary Reach, vice president of marketing for Innocor Inc. “Cushioncor Supreme

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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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