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    US Floors rolls out new introductions at Surfaces

US Floors rolls out new introductions at Surfaces

US Floors, the leading producer of sustainable, eco-friendly floors including cork, bamboo, and hardwood floors, will highlight new launches at Surfaces 2012 in Las Vegas.     Corboo Horizons This is a collection of our proprietary, patent-pending Corboo – hybrid bamboo and cork strand woven product – with our Endura AR UV-cured finish. These are a unique look and a signature product line for USFloors. They will feature a traditional

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    Max Windsor introduces “Growth & Glamor” at Surfaces

Max Windsor introduces “Growth & Glamor” at Surfaces

Rancho Cucamongo, Calif. — Based on its optimism for resumed growth in the wood flooring sector, Max Windsor’s dual themes for 2012 are Growth and Glamour. “We started crossing our fingers about 18 months ago,” said Joannie Liu, CEO, “hoping the strong growth we were experiencing wasn’t a fluke, and it wasn’t.” Ms Liu expressed, “gratitude to our growing dealer base, which continued to support our line, even at the

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Mullican launches new collection at Surfaces

Mullican Flooring is introducing its Hillshire Collection this year at Surfaces 2012. The collection is comprised of five 3/8-inch-thick, prefinished engineered oak products available in both three-inch and five-inch widths. The selections are red oak natural, oak caramel, oak gunstock, oak saddle and oak bordeaux. Hillshire represents the company’s first American-made engineered line of products.

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    Super-Click unveils latest innovation at Surfaces 2012

Super-Click unveils latest innovation at Surfaces 2012

Super-Click International, marketers of Super-Click flooring, is set to unveil its latest innovation at the Surfaces 2012, Las Vegas in January 2012. The company, which has gained unprecedented attention in the flooring industry following the launch of the Super-Click click LVT flooring planks, will unveil the unique technology in tile format. The new technology is set to satisfy a market that is constantly pushing for more user-friendly products and the

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    FloorEstimate Pro 2012 Cloud Edition launched by Floor Covering Soft

FloorEstimate Pro 2012 Cloud Edition launched by Floor Covering Soft

Pasadena, Calif. — Floor Covering Soft will launch FloorEstimate Pro 2012 Edition (FEP2012), the next generation flooring layout and estimating program for commercial and retail flooring contractors and dealers, on Jan 24, 2012.

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    Lexmark enters residential market

Lexmark enters residential market

Dalton – Lexmark Carpet Mills, a leading manufacturer of hospitality carpets, has created a new line of residential products that will be introduced at Surfaces 2012. The new collection will include 18 styles crafted of Lexmark’s Primus solution-dyed PET yarn.

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Armstrong announces WAVE refinancing/dividends

Lancaster, Pa. —Armstrong World Industries recently announced the completion of a refinancing and a special dividend payment by WAVE, its 50% joint venture with Worthington Industries.  Pursuant to the refinancing, WAVE executed a $225 million, three-year revolving credit agreement and a $50 million, ten-year private placement bond.  Proceeds of the transaction were used to repay WAVE’s previous credit agreement, as well as to pay $50 million special dividends to each

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    Dancik joins Pirner as co-president of fcB2B

Dancik joins Pirner as co-president of fcB2B

Anaheim, Calif. — The board of directors of the Floor Covering Business to Business Association (fcB2B) announced the appointment of industry veteran Mitchell Dancik as co-president to serve along with existing co-president Aaron Pirner, CEO of CAP Carpet, Wichita, KS. Co-presidents of fcB2B serve without compensation. In making the announcement, fcB2B chairman of the board, Chris Davis, stated the organization is fortunate to gain the services of Dancik to complement

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FCICA opens online registration/ educational session line-up for 2012 convention

West Bloomfield, Mich., — FCICA, the flooring contractors association, recently announced online registration is now open for their 30th Annual Convention being held in Savannah, Ga., March 11-14, 2012, at the Mulberry Inn. Register at the FCICA website at www.fcica.com under the ‘Highlights’ section on the main page or under the events tab.

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    Fitzsimmons seeking PC nomination in Banff-Canmore, Canada

Fitzsimmons seeking PC nomination in Banff-Canmore, Canada

by Dawn Smith | Rocky View Weekly | rockyviewweekly.com/ Entrepreneur John Fitzsimmons has announced his intention to seek the Progressive Conservative (PC) nomination for Banff-Canmore, left vacant by outgoing MLA Janis Tarchuk, who served 14 years in the riding. Fitzsimmons, founder and owner of Fitz Flooring and member of the National Flooring Alliance (NFA), will spend the next month campaigning in the region in anticipation of the Jan. 28 vote.

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    Crossville recognized for its sustainability programs

Crossville recognized for its sustainability programs

Crossville Tile was recognized by Stephen Witte of Stephen Witte Associates, for its sustainability programs and initiatives. A communicator, content strategist and project manager, Witte writes a popular design blog and recently recognized Crossville in his “Hat Tips 2011”

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Beaulieu launches express program for dealers

Dalton — Beaulieu of America will help its Bliss dealers get a jump on sales for 2012 by a renewed commitment to service – and backing it up with its own dollars on the line. Starting January 1 and going through March 31, 2012, Beaulieu will guarantee its highly popular Bliss HealthyTouch collection will be processed and shipped within 5 days of credit approval or Beaulieu will pay the dealer

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    Pfleiderer sells North American operations

Pfleiderer sells North American operations

Neumarkt, Germany — Uniboard USA, a subsidiary of listed Pfleiderer AG, has announced the signing of an agreement to sell its MDF and Particleboard facilities located in Moncure, North Carolina to a subsidiary of the Chilean manufacturer, Paneles Arauco, for a consideration (including working capital) of  $62 million (EUR 47,5 million). The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2012 with subject to certain terms and conditions.

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    Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Chinafloors enters vinyl category

Shanghai — The Shanghai-based flooring producer Chinafloors Timber Co. has announced the launch of its brand-new program of luxury vinyl planks. The collection will be marketed under the Lamett brand and features 21 decors that will be available both in a dry back as well as in a click version for floating installation.

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    Clean Trust plans for independent trade association

Clean Trust plans for independent trade association

Vancouver, Wash. –The Clean Trust, formerly the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), is moving forward with plans for an independent international trade association initially approved at The Clean Trust executive committee and board of directors meetings in 2010. The Clean Trust is currently finalizing the structure of the organization and expects to launch the new association in 2012. The association will provide education, programs, services and products

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Floor Covering News

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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