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Ga. Dept. of Agriculture partners with the Mohawk Group

MARIETTA, GA.—The Mohawk Group’s carpet is gaining the attention of Georgia’s leaders in sustainability and agriculture. SmartStrand Contract is now the featured carpet incorporated into the design of the Georgia Department of Agriculture building in Atlanta. The partnership comes at the same time the Department of Agriculture is revamping its Georgia Grown campaign, which helps retailers promote locally grown produce and locally manufactured goods to consumers.

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FLOR outlines its carpet tile philosophy

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Johnson Hardwood announces Surfaces 2012 participation

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF.—Johnson Hardwood will be back on the show floor in January for Surfaces 2012 at Mandalay Bay. The company will occupy booth B2826, next to the New Product Marketplace.

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ITC votes in favor of U.S. petitioners

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—One year after a group of U.S. engineered wood flooring manufacturers filed a federal unfair trade petition against Chinese imports, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to uphold the antidumping and countervailing duties set by the Department of Commerce (DOC) last month. The result of this action means imports from all but one Chinese manufacturer—Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co.—are not only subject to the DOC rates, they may have to

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Inspectors earn NALFA certification

WASHINGTON—A total of 126 laminate flooring inspectors earned professional certification from the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA), making them the first to complete the course dedicated exclusively to quality laminate flooring.

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Starnet announces new director of Floor Care & Special Services

Starnet Worldwide appointed of Eric Boender as director of Starnet Floor Care & Special Services, effective Dec. 1. In this newly created position, he is responsible for the development and management of Starnet Floor Care, a specialized commercial flooring maintenance program available to Starnet’s North American Membership.

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Amorim’s Xtreme WRT factory-finished cork flooring

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CAHP comments on ITC ruling

WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission  (ITC) this morning issued a final affirmative determination in the unfair trade investigations of multilayered (engineered) wood flooring from China.

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AFCJF disappointed by ITC’s affirmation of petition

WASHINGTON—In a statement released by the Alliance for  Free Choice and Jobs in Flooring (AFCJF), the group announced the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted today to affirm the petition on punitive anti-dumping duties on engineered flooring from China.

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Mullican Flooring to create 164 new jobs

JOHNSON CITY, TENN.— Mullican Flooring will be expanding its operations in Johnson City, Tenn. and creating 164 new jobs.

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    Nuheat names Cathy Serraglio director of finance

Nuheat names Cathy Serraglio director of finance

VANCOUVER, CANADA—Nuheat brought Cathy Serraglio in as its director of finance. She brings 20 years of strategic planning and management experience to Nuheat and is charged with providing financial planning and leadership to Nuheat’s Management Team while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s Finance Team.

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HomerWood debuts YouTube video

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    Moldings: Complete the sale to maximize profits

Moldings: Complete the sale to maximize profits

In addition to the new normal of working for every sale, it is up to the retailer to maximize profits for each transaction made, particularly if that sale is the only moneymaking opportunity of the day. While the flooring itself is a large chunk of the purchase, retailers are privy to a myriad of sundries. However, one that is often overlooked or passed over is moldings and according to some

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    Distribution: Hardwood squeezed by pricing, channels

Distribution: Hardwood squeezed by pricing, channels

Consumers have spoken loud and clear during this prolonged economic slump that flooring is a postponable purchase, and if they are going to use their disposable income on it, they want the best-looking product with the latest features at the lowest price. This hard-bargain approach has affected the market for all principals. “There is tremendous downward pressure on pricing, more so than even last year,” said Rick Holden, executive vice

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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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