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    Shamrock names new plant manager

Shamrock names new plant manager

Memphis, Tenn.—Shamrock Plank Flooring has named Terence Bittmann plant manager. In this position Bittmann will collaborate with Jack Shannon, Jr., president, and Jeremy Keel, director of operations, on improving Shamrock’s operations to meet the demands of today’s customers while looking to accommodate future business growth. Prior to Shamrock, Bittmann was a production supervisor at Gibson Brands. Bittmann has brought a wealth of leadership experience and an emphasis on precision quality

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Emser Tile expands East Coast, Midwest operations

Suffolk, Va.–Emser Tile has opened its third distribution center in North America. This Suffolk, Va., location will service the growing East Coast and Midwest markets. The distribution center expands the company’s resources to account for a growing product portfolio and increased customer demand. The new 400,000-square-foot distribution center, with the capacity to expand to 850,000 square feet, stems from Emser Tile’s considerable growth and increased inventory, and supports Emser Tile’s

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Crossville launches new porcelain tile collection

Crossville, Tenn.–Crossville has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on crossvilleinc.com. “This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” said Lindsey Waldrep,

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Karndean Designflooring introduces Vantage program

Export, Pa.–Karndean Designflooring has announced the introduction of its online retailer platform, Karndean Vantage. The program, a new support system for continued growth, is designed to provide its retail partners with access to qualified sales leads, a more detailed “Find A Retailer” store profile, online ordering and marketing materials. All aspects of the Vantage program will be live in early 2018. Karndean Vantage gives retailers the tools they need to

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    Carlisle expands staff after soft surface division launch

Carlisle expands staff after soft surface division launch

Stoddard, N.H.—Carlisle recently expanded its team to include a group of employees with vast industry and luxury brand experience. The expansion follows the launch of the company’s new soft surface division. The company has named Amy Warren director of sales for the new soft surface product line. Warren is an accomplished sales professional with a highly successful track record of boosting sales across multiple industries while delivering effective customer service. She was

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    Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

Department of Veteran Affairs adopts INSTALL certification standards

By John T. McGrath Jr. The International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) has strengthened its partnership with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal is to ensure floor covering is specified and installed in a way that minimizes product failures in VA facilities across the U.S. The VA actively strives for the highest level of construction and installation standards across its thousands of facilities. From the foundation to

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CCA Global Partners acquires Romano Consulting Group

Manchester, N.H—CCA Global Partners has acquired the intellectual property assets of Romano Consulting Group to support the enhanced CCA Consulting department. Romano Consulting group has long been respected in the floor covering and home improvement industry for its ability to help businesses identify and overcome business challenges ranging from organizational structure to merchandising and financial management. This acquisition gives CCA’s consulting program access to proven programs, software and industry expertise.

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    Shannon & Waterman hires new sales directors

Shannon & Waterman hires new sales directors

Memphis, Tenn.—Shannon & Waterman, a manufacturer of luxury custom wide-plank flooring for home and office, recently welcomed Megan Stout and Jessica Johnson as sales directors. Based in Memphis, Stout will be responsible for directing sales in the Southeast U.S. region. Johnson—based in Dallas—will be responsible for sales in the Southwest U.S. region. Stout previously worked in Memphis real estate sales, earning numerous top designations and garnering lifetime membership in a

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    Measure Square partners with Bonitz Flooring Group

Measure Square partners with Bonitz Flooring Group

Pasadena, Calif.—Measure Square and Bonitz Flooring Group have entered a strategic partnership. The partnership will provide Bonitz a solution to meet both long- and short-term objectives regarding quantitative analysis, standardized bid generation and integration with current and future management systems, including CRM solutions. Meanwhile, Measure Square will expand its technology solution with deep insights from one of the largest commercial flooring operations. Measure Square has specialized in measure estimating technology

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U.S. Congressman Duncan visits TCNA

Anderson, S.C.—U.S. Representative Jeff Duncan, SC-3, spent time meeting with the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) staff and touring TCNA’s facilities on Aug. 9. Eric Astrachan, executive director, provided the Congressman with a brief current state of the ceramic tile industry and discussed issues in Washington most relevant to the tile industry including U.S. trade agreements, EPA regulations and increasing problems with fake ceramic tile products and false advertisements.

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    Shamrock names new director of operations

Shamrock names new director of operations

Memphis, Tenn.—Shamrock Plank Flooring, a manufacturer of hardwood flooring, has named Jeremy Keel—a previous employee—director of operations. In his new position, Keel will manage and direct plant operations in all Shamrock manufacturing facilities. He will be responsible for tuning up operations, optimizing processes and ensuring quality that meets or exceeds NWFA standards. “I am glad to welcome Jeremy back and have him on the Shamrock team,” said Jack Shannon, Jr.,

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    Karndean Designflooring named Ultimate House official flooring partner

Karndean Designflooring named Ultimate House official flooring partner

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring was named the official flooring partner of Pittsburgh Magazine’s third annual Ultimate House, a 9,000-square foot, state-of-the-art luxury home open to the public for two weeks in September. Karndean will showcase Reclaimed Redwood—from its Van Gogh collection—throughout the home’s entire lower level, which includes a home gym, entertainment area, bar, wine closet and more. The product’s 48 x 7 large format planks feature subtle, light gray characteristics

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    Bostik unveils winner of Hardwood Flooring Design Contest

Bostik unveils winner of Hardwood Flooring Design Contest

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik has named Jennifer Sheets, interior designer at Studio R Interiors based in Colorado, the winner of its Signature Spaces design competition: The Art of Hardwood Flooring Design Contest. Sheets’ winning design will be installed this month in a new steakhouse within Las Vegas’ new Park MGM Resort, currently under development by MGM Resorts International and Sydell Group. Additionally, she will receive a trip for two to Paris, France,

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    Armstrong Flooring appoints new chief financial officer

Armstrong Flooring appoints new chief financial officer

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has appointed Ronald D. Ford senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1. Ford will have oversight of global finance and accounting functions and will report to Don Maier, president and CEO. “I look forward to having Ron join our team,” Maier said. “He brings a wealth of experience in finance and general management leadership roles, and his focus on strategic thinking and driving results

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    USG unveils quick-dry liquid waterproofing

USG unveils quick-dry liquid waterproofing

Chicago—USG Corp. unveiled its Durock brand liquid waterproofing membrane, a durable and seamless application for use in commercial and residential tile and stone applications. USG Durock liquid waterproofing membrane only requires a one-coat application when installed over smooth surfaces and is suitable for wet areas from showers (including steam showers) to flooring assemblies to countertops. USG Durock liquid waterproofing membrane is a strong polymer-based fluid application that is designed to be

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Karndean to host Korlok launch party

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring invites area architects, designers, retailers and homeowners to celebrate its new rigid core interlocking floor and find out why “everything clicks with Korlok” at the company’s U.S.

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CCA Global Partners to host annual charity golf tournament

Manchester, N.H.—CCA Global Partners is preparing for its 15th Annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament which benefits the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF). The event will be held Sept. 19 at

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Shamrock names new plant manager

Memphis, Tenn.—Shamrock Plank Flooring has named Terence Bittmann plant manager. In this position Bittmann will collaborate with Jack Shannon, Jr., president, and Jeremy Keel, director of operations, on improving Shamrock’s

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