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    Randy Merritt: Letter to the editor

Randy Merritt: Letter to the editor

Dear Friends, Where does time go? It is hard to believe that it has been almost 42 years since Shaw Industries offered me a job as a trainee in the spring of 1976. I remember the day well…I could not say “yes” fast enough! With everything I owned in the back of a Vega station wagon, Dalton became my new home. Over the past 41 years I have been so

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    QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

Cozumel, Mexico—QFloors explored new partnerships, products and features during its 2017 “Dive Deeper” Users Conference, held on the Norwegian Escape, Nov 4-11. The 61 attendees participated in business and software training, collaboration and roundtable discussions during the days at sea. At the conference Chad Ogden, QFloors president, announced a new partnership with Measure Square. “Partnering together, we’re able to create the strongest combination of estimation and business management software in the flooring

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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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    Schönox names Steve Hobbs regional business manager, technical sales

Schönox names Steve Hobbs regional business manager, technical sales

Florence, Ala.—Steve Hobbs recently joined the HPS Schönox team to serve the Arizona, Nevada,
New Mexico and El Paso, Texas areas as a regional business manager, technical sales. Hobbs has over 40 years of experience in the flooring industry from installations of all flooring materials to selling commercial products to distributors and contractors. He has experience in setting up distribution, advising customers, conducting site inspections and communicating across all industry partners.

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NAFCD releases 2017 Financial Benchmarking report

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released its 2017 Financial Benchmarking report, a profitability analysis of NAFCD members designed to analyze and understand “best practices” of floor covering distributor companies. This financial benchmarking tool addresses critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed and accuracy. This past year, NAFCD’s board of directors made the enhancement of this program a top strategic initiative. A new partner was selected,

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    Daltile awards winners of sixth annual Interior Design scholarship competition

Daltile awards winners of sixth annual Interior Design scholarship competition

Philadelphia—Daltile, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, has awarded Baileigh Petty the grand prize of the sixth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. A panel of experts from the design industry and beyond used their experience to judge and award scholarships to Petty and three finalists. This year’s challenge was to reimagine the Booz Allen

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    Engineered Floors completes asset purchase

Engineered Floors completes asset purchase

Dalton, Ga.—Engineered Floors has purchased substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu Group. This completes a process that began formally Sept. 20 with a letter of intent. “We are pleased with the quick approval of the bankruptcy court of our purchase agreement,” said Robert E. Shaw, founder and CEO of Engineered Floors. “We can now move forward building an even stronger floor covering industry in our community.” Beaulieu of

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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’s Lichen receives two Nightingale Awards

Mohawk’s Lichen receives two Nightingale Awards

Orlando—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular plank carpet system has captured two prestigious Nightingale Awards at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference: best of competition and gold in the carpet category. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Awards recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that helps facilitate healing. Named in honor of Florence Nightingale and initiated

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    Mohawk Group’s Homegrown selected for new IIDA headquarters

Mohawk Group’s Homegrown selected for new IIDA headquarters

Calhoun, Ga.—When looking for a woven broadloom solution that was classic, high-end, stylish, neutral and durable, the decision-makers at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) fixed their gaze on Homegrown, an elegant textured commercial carpet from Mohawk Group’s Karastan brand. With its high-end visuals and classic craftsmanship, Homegrown proved to be an integral component of IIDA’s new 17,000-square-foot headquarters in Chicago. “We are honored to have this beautiful product used

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    NAFCD, NBMDA to host annual convention in Colorado

NAFCD, NBMDA to host annual convention in Colorado

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) Annual Convention is expected to bring together more than 800 distribution professionals representing the leading flooring and building product distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. The highly anticipated convention will take place this week Nov. 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. With 196 exhibitor booths and 47 first-time exhibitors

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    QFloors, MeasureSquare enter partnership

QFloors, MeasureSquare enter partnership

South Jordan, Utah—QFloors and MeasureSquare have entered into an agreement allowing QFloors the rights to market, sell and support MeasureSquare products. Integration between the products will be more closely aligned as well. Chad Ogden, QFloors president, announced the aligned relationship during the software company’s Users Conference. “This agreement pairs two of the top software solutions for the floor covering industry in a strategic alliance that will provide a more comprehensive

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    Dal-Tile’s ‘Breakfast with the President’ highlights corporate culture

Dal-Tile’s ‘Breakfast with the President’ highlights corporate culture

Dallas—Dal-Tile’s “Breakfast with the President” is a recurring event where the corporation’s president invites new team members to join him for breakfast in an intimate, small group gathering at the company’s Dallas headquarters. The event is just one more example of the unique, close-knit fabric of this industry giant. “‘Breakfast with the President’ is an important part of our corporate culture here at the Dal-Tile division of Mohawk Industries,” said

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    Bentley Mills adjusts senior leadership

Bentley Mills adjusts senior leadership

Los Angeles—Bentley Mills, a division of the Balta Group, has made several changes at the top of its organization. Ralph Grogan is leaving his post as president, returning permanently to the east coast for personal reasons. Jim Harley, a seasoned industry executive who rejoined Bentley nearly five years ago as chief operating officer, will take the helm as president. Richard French, a proven leader in commercial carpet sales, will move into a

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    Installments: Getting a better handle on large format tiles

Installments: Getting a better handle on large format tiles

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Dean Cunningham   Large format tiles allow consumers to unleash a world of design possibilities and achieve a flawless, minimalist appearance to any residential or commercial space. As the contemporary, modern design trend continues to be a favorite among the consumer as well as installation professionals, large format tiles are creating major advantages in the marketplace. When large format tiles were first

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Pergo flooring featured on ‘Food Quest’ television series

Calhoun, Ga.—Celebrities and top chefs on “Food Quest,” an original TV series airing on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, are cooking this season in a fashionable kitchen featuring

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QFloors highlights new partnerships, products and features during conference

Cozumel, Mexico—QFloors explored new partnerships, products and features during its 2017 “Dive Deeper” Users Conference, held on the Norwegian Escape, Nov 4-11. The 61 attendees participated in business and software training, collaboration

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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.

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