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    Mills find a niche with custom rug programs

Mills find a niche with custom rug programs

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Ken Ryan   As hard surface products continue to take market share residentially, carpet mills are facing some choices: hope the pendulum swings back to broadloom, or get in on the action. Many of them chose the latter, offering custom area rug programs as an add-on sale to hardwood and other types of hard surfaces. In fact, for some mills, business has

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    Carpet pushes back against hard surface

Carpet pushes back against hard surface

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Ken Ryan   Carpet’s share of the overall flooring market has dropped from 50.9% of dollars in 2006 to 41.5% in 2016, according to FCNews estimates. While the downward trend has not been dramatic, it has been steady and consistent. Carpet mill executives don’t need to look at statistics to know what is happening in the marketplace. The big ones (i.e., Mohawk and

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    Lexmark names Mauter EVP, residential sales

Lexmark names Mauter EVP, residential sales

Dalton—Rodney Mauter has joined Lexmark Carpet as executive vice president of residential sales. Mauter will be responsible for overseeing the Lexmark Living and Tailored by Lexmark brands, as well as continuing to develop residential retail programs. Mauter has over 19 years of experience in the residential flooring segment, most recently as senior director of sales operations for the Mohawk hard surfaces division. Previous positions include district manager of soft and

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    Lexmark acquires Northwest Carpet

Lexmark acquires Northwest Carpet

Dalton—Lexmark Carpet Mills has completed its acquisition of Northwest Carpet, a leading, Dalton-based hospitality manufacturer. Lexmark is a vertically integrated manufacturer that produces broadloom for hospitality, residential and niche commercial applications while Northwest specializes in solution-dyed broadloom for the hospitality market. Northwest Carpets was founded in 1977 by Randy Coker and his father, Edward Coker. From the onset, Northwest has focused on supplying solution-dyed broadloom carpet to the price-sensitive and

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    Carpet: New innovations, processes refresh soft surface offerings

Carpet: New innovations, processes refresh soft surface offerings

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Ken Ryan (First of two parts) From advanced dyeing techniques to new manufacturing processes to the marketing strength of Stainmaster PetProtect, the carpet category created a buzz at Surfaces. A look at some of the top introductions: Dixie Home Dixie Home expanded its Stainmaster PetProtect line with Rockport, available in a multicolor pattern, and Fantasia, a cut and loop that gives a high-end

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    Upstart ‘niche’ mills survive, thrive through innovation

Upstart ‘niche’ mills survive, thrive through innovation

January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By K.J. Quinn In the past 10 years, the carpet industry witnessed the entry of new mills during a time when flooring sales were sporadic. But despite facing long odds and stiff competition, these start-ups quickly ramped up operations, carved a niche for themselves and helping them thrive. “Most of [the new manufacturers] are focused on a specific part of the market and are

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    Lexmark to produce residential designs reminiscent of hospitality successes

Lexmark to produce residential designs reminiscent of hospitality successes

January 5/12, 2015; Volume 28/Number 14 By K.J. Quinn When dealers check out Lexmark Carpet Mill’s new residential boutique collection of patterned goods at Surfaces 2015, executives are confident the designs will turn heads. “We have done good market research and I think retailers are going to flip out when they see it,” said Ed Williams, president of Lexmark’s residential division. The new styles are made from a new pattern

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    PET developments address color, performance

PET developments address color, performance

July 7/14, 2014; Volume 28/Number 2 By Louis Iannaco With the development of soft carpet fibers in recent years, there’s no doubt the proliferation of these super soft yet durable yarns into the marketplace has been the major trend in the soft broadloom category. Mills continue to perfect and fine-tune their soft products while at the same time working on the next big thing. So in addition to soft, or

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    Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

By Louis Iannaco Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 (Second of two parts) Carpet mills exhibiting at Surfaces 2013 witnessed genuine excitement from attendees resulting from the many new products that were offered as well as their own expectations toward what the rest of the year may bring regarding sales and profits. Attendees found carpet mills offering bolder colors, more textures and patterns, three-dimensional looks and an ever-increasing number of

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    What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas

by Celia Payne Las Vegas—Surfaces 2012 presented the opportunity to shine—even brighter than the Vegas strip. The successful protagonists at the show know you must set yourself apart among a sea of introductions.

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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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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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