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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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    Distribution: Laminate woes may be coming to an end

Distribution: Laminate woes may be coming to an end

The great squeeze on laminate flooring—from hardwood flooring on the high end to vinyl on the lower end— has forced many flooring distributors to decrease their dependence on the product. In some cases, wholesalers have reduced their laminate mix by more than 10%, and as much as 25% in the last three years. Clearly, these have not been good times for laminate flooring, which is not to say that distributors

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    Distribution: No stopping resilient’s momentum

Distribution: No stopping resilient’s momentum

In a black universe, vinyl is the shining star. That was the assessment of Elias Wilf president Jeff Striegel, who like many of his brethren sees resilient products as the beacon of light amid the darkness. In recent years, many of the leading flooring distributors have increased their percentage of resilient offerings, from the high single digits to low double-digits. New construction and printing technology continues to elevate the category.

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    Many ways to distinguish quality from inferiority in hardwood

Many ways to distinguish quality from inferiority in hardwood

From the framework for building houses to baseball bats, wood embodies strength and toughness. Throw in the myriad of species on the planet and wood is also a symbol of beauty and versatility. Combine these things and you have a wood floor—beautiful and versatile for any type of interior décor and strong enough to last the lifetime of the structure. In today’s rough economic climate, consumers are seeking high-performing, durable

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    Climbing out and moving on

Climbing out and moving on

The 6th annual Bathroom Blogfest, taking place from Oct. 24 to 28, brings more than 33 bloggers and 34 blogs from various industries together to write about this year’s theme, “Climbing Out.” It focuses on improving the overall bathroom experience for end-users by bringing attention to the various aspects of a bathroom, including the floors, fixtures, design, and the retail experience. See the list of participating bloggers at the end

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    Formica Flooring launches Classic Estate collection

Formica Flooring launches Classic Estate collection

BARNWELL, S.C.—Formica Flooring began producing a new laminate flooring collection called Classic Estate.  Six hardwood looks in walnut, maple, mahogany and oak feature 12mm thick planks and details including beveled edges to capture the look of stately, refined American hardwoods. At 4.96-inches in width by 50.79-inches long, Classic Estate features narrow planks with single-strip designs, and the entire collection is backed by a lifetime residential warranty against wear, staining and

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Stauf joins International Standards & Training Alliance

HADDONFIELD, N.J.—Wood flooring adhesive company Stauf USA, LLC is the newest member of International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL). The 180-year-old company operates its U.S. offices in Memphis, Tenn. Stauf joins 104 other members of the floor covering industry as a member of the International Standards & Training Alliance.

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Mohawk retailer carpets Main Street for town parade

DALTON—Todd and Debra Burrows, owners of Princeton, Ill.’s Wyanet Carpet, decided to conduct a SmartStrand Challenge for their whole community to see by installing SmartStrand carpet on Main Street for the Homestead Festival Parade.

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    What matters most: Regupol donates to the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club

What matters most: Regupol donates to the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club

LEBANON, PA.—Kids at the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club will soon enjoy a completely renovated facility, thanks to the efforts of the Shane Victorino Foundation and community partners including Regupol America, Robbins Flooring, Abacus Sports Installations, Ltd., and several others. The Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth in Philadelphia and Hawaii, engaging in projects that provide children with educational, recreational and wellness programs. The

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Guru-USA names national sales and marketing manager

Ontinyent, Spain–Estil Guru S.L. (Guru), a manufacturer of shower waterproofing products, has named Derick Cooper national sales and marketing manager for the U.S. and Canada. Cooper has early 30 ears of

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Haines to exit Bravo Group

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines has made the decision to exit the Bravo Services group effective April 1, 2018. After a long relationship with Bravo, the decision to end membership in the

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‘Locally-stocked’ program aims to help increase buying group dealers sales

Dallas—Daltile, Marazzi, and American Olean are offering buying group dealers the ultimate in timely product availability through innovative “locally-stocked” programs nationwide. “Traditionally, flooring retailers are used to tile orders being

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