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    Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills recently partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. Mannington donated Andean Pecan hardwood flooring for the Duluth, Ga., home of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Cedric King (Ret.) and his family. King was severely wounded by an IED while deployed in Afghanistan during 2012. He lost both of his legs

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    Karndean to spotlight new hospitality floors at HD Expo

Karndean to spotlight new hospitality floors at HD Expo

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will showcase its full hospitality product portfolio, featuring new product ranges and installation clinics, at HD Expo 2017 located in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. Karndean offers an array of products for hospitality environments across glue down, loose lay and rigid core formats, each featuring Karndean’s own original designs. The company’s two newest floating floors, LooseLay Longboard and Korlok, will be featured at the show, and are designed

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    INSTALL, H2H celebrate one year of partnership

INSTALL, H2H celebrate one year of partnership

Glassboro, N.J.—In April 2016, INSTALL and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) forged a partnership calling on INSTALL contractors to sponsor veterans with the goal of bringing new skilled workers into the floor covering industry through apprenticeships. The partnership has since been actively recruiting veterans in both the U.S. and Canada and has seen tremendous results and surpassed expectations. At the outset of the partnership INSTALL and H2H set a goal of

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Mohawk Industries releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—The 2016 Sustainability Report released by Mohawk Industries paints a comprehensive picture of the company’s innovation, passion and commitment to a better tomorrow. “In 2016, our company enjoyed a record year, but our financial results are only one measure of our success,” said Jeff Lorberbaum, Mohawk’s chairman and CEO. “Today, as the world’s largest flooring company, we also assess our performance by the significant and positive impact we make

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    ARDEX Americas wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices award

ARDEX Americas wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices award

Aliquippa, Pa—Ardex Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category: Innovation in Learning and Development. The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest Pittsburgh based HR organization, has sponsored this event for over a decade. This award celebration recognizes employers from across the Pittsburgh region that have demonstrated creativity in designing business practices that have significantly contributed towards organizational and employee achievements. Ardex Americas was

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    NFA members tackle the issues in unison

NFA members tackle the issues in unison

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Steven Feldman Lake Tahoe, Calif.—When the 42 members of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) convene three times each year, the sharing of ideas, listening to relevant speakers and furthering intimate relationships with vendors are the focal points. The spring gathering, held here earlier this month, was no exception. Digital marketing is on every retailer’s mind these days, and to that end discussions

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    NWFA: Education, training take center stage at annual expo

NWFA: Education, training take center stage at annual expo

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Reginald Tucker   Phoenix—There was certainly no shortage of dazzling wood floors, accessories and installation tools on display here earlier this month at the annual National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) convention. But make no mistake: The focus of this event—which is geared specifically to hardwood flooring contractors, distributors and specialty retailers—is on education, training and certification. To that end, during the opening

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    Coverings 2017: What’s old is new again

Coverings 2017: What’s old is new again

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Nadia Ramlakhan   Orlando—Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, returned to a familiar location earlier this month after being hosted in Chicago in 2016. Roughly 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries showcased the latest trends, technologies and styling techniques in their respective categories across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. According to many show veterans, Orlando is an attraction

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    Resilient sheet price hikes on the horizon

Resilient sheet price hikes on the horizon

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Ken Ryan   Mannington, Shaw and Forbo are among the suppliers raising prices on resilient flooring, mainly sheet vinyl. The price hikes—which are the result of increased costs of raw materials, transportation and manufacturing—are set to take effect in May. Mannington is implementing a 3% to 6% price increase on select residential vinyl sheet products in the U.S. and Canada. “Continued increases

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    Brenten Bailey named divisional vice president of Beaulieu America

Brenten Bailey named divisional vice president of Beaulieu America

Dalton, Ga.—Beaulieu Group has appointed Brenten Bailey as divisional vice president of Beaulieu America for the Western territory. Bailey joins Beaulieu after over 15 years in the industry as he worked his way up from territory manager to regional vice president with Shaw. “Brenten brings an immense amount of experience, market intelligence, leadership and enthusiasm to our team,” said Dallas Chapman, executive vice president of sales. “We are thrilled to

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    Hester’s Abbey awards two seniors $4,000 scholarships

Hester’s Abbey awards two seniors $4,000 scholarships

St. Augustine, Fla.—Hester’s Abbey Floorcoverings, through the Pilot Club of St. Augustine, has awarded $4,000 scholarships to two high school seniors, Khloe Berg and Adam Snowden. These scholarships are awarded each year to seniors who are going to pursue a degree in the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Berg attended St. Augustine High School and will be pursuing an Exploration Degree at Florida State University. Snowden attended Ponte

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    Lorberbaum, Brodsky honored at Tunnel to Towers Gala

Lorberbaum, Brodsky honored at Tunnel to Towers Gala

By Steven Feldman New York—The floor covering industry came together en masse last night to honor its own at the inaugural Footsteps to the Future Gala, held here at One World Trade Center. Honorees Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, and Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and co-CEO, CCA Global Partners, along with Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, were feted for their extraordinary support of Building for

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    Gerflor celebrates legacy, future of original design

Gerflor celebrates legacy, future of original design

Chicago—This year, Gerflor USA marks two noteworthy milestones on its already impressive innovation timeline: the 80th anniversary of Mipolam, the original homogeneous sheet flooring, and the 70th anniversary of Taraflex, the original resilient sports flooring. Both are industry firsts in their respective product categories and are as valued by designers and specifiers today as they were when introduced to the market decades ago. “Mipolam and Taraflex are just two of

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    Shaw Contract relaunches A Walk in the Garden

Shaw Contract relaunches A Walk in the Garden

Dallas, Texas—Shaw Contract recently relaunched A Walk in the Garden—a refreshed look at the first-ever Cradle to Cradle Certified flooring product, created in collaboration with visionary William McDonough. The collection will relaunch in a new shape and color palette, expanding on its connection to nature with patterns applicable for hospitality, retail, healthcare, education and workplace. The collection is inspired by McDonough’s travels to China while strolling and taking in the

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MIA+BSI now accepting Pinnacle and Tucker Design Awards entries

Oberlin, Ohio and Chestertown, N.Y.—MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute is now accepting submissions for both the 2017 Pinnacle Awards and the 2018 Tucker Design Awards. The Pinnacle Awards recognize natural stone industry companies whose works exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone. Awards are given in six categories: Commercial Interior (sponsored by Mapei) Commercial Exterior (sponsored by Mapei) Residential Interior/Exterior (sponsored by GranQuartz) Renovation/Restoration (sponsored by Coldspring) Kitchen

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Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills recently partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans. Mannington

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Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund awards scholarship winners

Commack, N.Y.—The Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund has released this year’s recipients of the 33rd annual Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship and Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry

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Karndean to spotlight new hospitality floors at HD Expo

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will showcase its full hospitality product portfolio, featuring new product ranges and installation clinics, at HD Expo 2017 located in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. Karndean offers an

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