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Engineered Floors reaches a letter of intent to purchase Beaulieu assets

Dalton, Ga.– Engineered Floors has reached a letter of intent agreement in principle to purchase substantially all of the operating assets of Beaulieu Group. The transaction will be contingent upon approvals through the bankruptcy court and due diligence processes. Pending governmental approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Note: Beaulieu Canada is not a subsidiary of Beaulieu Group and is not affected nor part of

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Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament generates $160,000 for FCIF

Manchester, N.H.—The 15th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament hosted by CCA Global Partners took place on Sept. 19 at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Members and supporters of the floor covering industry gathered for a friendly round of golf to benefit the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The $160,000 in funds raised will support the foundation in their efforts to financially assist

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    Mohawk Industries’ family of brands unites for hurricane relief

Mohawk Industries’ family of brands unites for hurricane relief

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries is taking action to serve the communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Across the company, associates are banding together to help by collecting supplies, transporting water, donating financially and developing platforms to provide further assistance. “Mohawk’s efforts to help in times of need are at the core of the company culture,” said Brian Carson, president of Mohawk Flooring North America. “We care deeply about the communities

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    Florida Tile names Hayes vice president of sales

Florida Tile names Hayes vice president of sales

Lexington, Ky.—Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes vice president of sales. In this position Hayes will lead all the independent, branch and commercial sales divisions for both the Florida Tile and Cotto d’Este USA brands. Hayes previously served as Florida Tile’s director of business development and commercial sales. His tenure at the company spans nine years and includes a 2015 induction into the Ceramic Tile Distributor Association’s Hall of Fame.

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    Laminate: I4F system benefits consumers and installers alike

Laminate: I4F system benefits consumers and installers alike

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7   Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a technology company focused on the development of patents and flooring installation solutions, has more than doubled its number of licensees over the last 12 months. This growth is driven largely by acceptance of the company’s flagship technologies, including 3L TripleLock and Click4U. 3L TripleLock provides a one-piece drop-lock installation innovation, and Click4U delivers an angle system for the long

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    Fantasy Football for a Cause: 12 charities included in FCNews’ annual fundraiser

Fantasy Football for a Cause: 12 charities included in FCNews’ annual fundraiser

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7   The Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause league closed this year with 12 teams. All are playing for worthy causes as seen in the box below. Each team pledged $5,000 for a total of $60,000, which will be divided as follows: $10,000 to the winner’s charity $7,500 to the runner-up’s cause $5,000 to the third-place team $4,000 to the fourth-place

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    Hemisphere Imports’ not-so-secret weapon

Hemisphere Imports’ not-so-secret weapon

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   First-time visitors to the Hemisphere Imports booth space at the recent CCA Global Partners convention (FCNews, Aug. 14/21) found out firsthand what all the fuss was about. The focus was on a unique species called kupay, a durable, dense hardwood sourced from Paraguay. While it might not be easy to pronounce (it’s also known by its genus name, “copaifera”),

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    Fall products to close out a profitable year

Fall products to close out a profitable year

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Ken Ryan The kids are back to school and the fall selling season is upon us. To take advantage of this most crucial season, flooring manufacturers are taking the wraps off new products or line extensions, hoping to finish off 2017 on a high note. Ardex: X 90 Outdoor 90 Outdoor is a MicroteC3 rapid set, flexible tile and stone mortar. Featuring

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    ‘Pillars’ fortify Karndean’s corporate culture

‘Pillars’ fortify Karndean’s corporate culture

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Ken Ryan   In its 40-plus years, Karndean Designflooring has developed and maintained a closeness whereby every person has a voice. Even as it grew the company never lost sight of the importance of empowerment, where everyone from CEO Larry Browder to the warehouse worker had a say. That corporate culture led Karndean to roll out its “4 Pillars” initiative, which covers

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    Industry lends a hand in providing disaster relief

Industry lends a hand in providing disaster relief

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   The toughest of times often bring out the best in people. That time-tested mantra certainly applies to the flooring industry, which is stepping up in a big way in response to the natural disasters that have stricken Houston and Florida this month. The support from the industry—on top of what has already been pledged by various charities, associations and

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    Emser Tile elevates concrete-look trends with Cassero collection

Emser Tile elevates concrete-look trends with Cassero collection

Los Angeles—Emser Tile previewed its latest glazed porcelain tile collection, Cassero, at HD Expo 2017. The collection is available for both residential and commercial interiors and was inspired by the gradations and linear textures from concrete forms. Cassero offers a rustic yet refined aesthetic. Four neutral colors—Black, Gray, Moka and White—in a matte finish lend a modern edge to its linear-formed texture. The series is available in two large format

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    NeoCon seeks photos from past shows

NeoCon seeks photos from past shows

Chicago—As NeoCon nears its historic 50th edition, June 11-13 at The Mart, the show team is calling upon their community of participants—exhibitors, attendees and partners—to submit photo highlights from year’s past. The show will use a selection of the collected images in marketing communications and other activations around NeoCon 50. In 1967 a fire destroyed Chicago’s McCormick Place building, the original site of the first NeoCon (then named InterCon I). The

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    Patcraft starts Red Cross donation program for Hurricane Harvey relief

Patcraft starts Red Cross donation program for Hurricane Harvey relief

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft, working in conjunction with its parent company, Shaw, has established a donation program to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts led by the Red Cross. Over the next 90 days, the company will donate 2% of every sale of product shipped to Texas to the humanitarian organization. This donation program was designed to provide support to the affected areas and began with purchases made on Sept. 4. Patcraft is currently

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Karndean expands hurricane relief program, donation drive to victims of Hurricane Irma

Export, Pa.—As the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma is uncovered, Karndean Designflooring will expand its Hurricane Harvey relief program to include those affected by Irma as well. After offering free freight to customers in Texas, Karndean will extended free freight to include customers in the state of Florida through Oct. 31, and is in the process of reaching out to dealers throughout the state to assess showroom damage and provide assistance. In

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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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InstaFloor partners with Duracryl

Farmers Branch, Texas—Duracryl International B.V. and InstaFloor N.A. have formed a partnership, whereby InstaFloor will support and market Corques Liquid Lino (CLL), a liquid self-leveling linoleum product, in the North

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Crossville launches new gauged porcelain tile panel collections

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has announced the introduction of two gauged porcelain tile products: Calce and Cava. Neutral colors and delicate nuances mark the face of Calce, a line inspired by wet

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INSTALL announces Canadian National Apprenticeship Competition winner

Glassboro, N.J.—The best floor covering apprentices in Canada recently convened in historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for a unique installation competition. Marking its 25th anniversary, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters

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