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    Mohawk recognized for reducing its environmental impact

Mohawk recognized for reducing its environmental impact

Calhoun, Ga.—For the eighth consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has earned recognition as one of Newsweek’s 500 greenest companies in the United States. The company ranked 265 in the 2017 Green Ranking program, which uses key indicators to measure environmental performance of large publicly traded companies that are delivering solid business results while minimizing their environmental impact. The rankings focus heavily on how efficiently businesses manage resources, which is a critical

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Lorberbaum named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, to the organization’s Hall of Fame. Lorberbaum is the 47th inductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992. He will be joining a distinguished list of industry pioneers and leaders, including his parents, Shirley and Alan, who founded Aladdin Mills. Lorberbaum will be honored during a ceremony at The International

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    Wood: Anticipating trends is the key to successful product development

Wood: Anticipating trends is the key to successful product development

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Reginald Tucker   Fashion trends come and go, but hardwood flooring installations are designed to last for many years. For manufacturers, that poses a challenge: How to accurately forecast color/style design trends several years in advance of actual product rollouts? “The biggest challenge is always developing a product inspired by a home fashion trend that’s too early for the market,” said

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    Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Ken Ryan   Words like “sluggish” and “tepid” to describe growth in the flooring industry are being replaced by “healthy” and “sustainable” as some of flooring’s top executives see an industry that is now accelerating to a respectable cruising speed as we approach 2018. The catalyst driving this momentum is winning products—the still-booming LVT market and across-the-board innovations in other segments.

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    Mohawk to acquire Godfrey Hirst

Mohawk to acquire Godfrey Hirst

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has agreed to acquire the Godfrey Hirst Group, which provides broadloom, modular carpet and hard surface products for both residential and commercial applications for markets in Australia and New Zealand. For Mohawk, which presently operates a comprehensive warehouse and sales network in Australia and New Zealand, the deal further extends its global position and paves the way for the company to distribute Godfrey Hirst’s wood, laminate, LVT,

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    Pergo flooring featured on ‘Food Quest’ television series

Pergo flooring featured on ‘Food Quest’ television series

Calhoun, Ga.—Celebrities and top chefs on “Food Quest,” an original TV series airing on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, are cooking this season in a fashionable kitchen featuring Pergo laminate flooring. “We are excited to partner with the Food Network and the Cooking Channel on this project,” said Tina Larson, marketing director for Pergo. “Our laminate flooring has the style and beauty needed for a kitchen being viewed

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    Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

  Calhoun, Ga.—George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability. “When we are here we are ‘all

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    Compliance: Suppliers reinforce pledge to health, safety and the environment

Compliance: Suppliers reinforce pledge to health, safety and the environment

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11   With consumers and commercial end users placing more emphasis on environmentally friendly products, suppliers are working hard to ensure the products they source and develop do not pose health risks to customers. More manufacturers are providing chain-of-custody documentation as well as relevant environmental and operational certifications to demonstrate their compliance with regulatory statutes pertaining to the production of a host of hard

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    Quick-Step featured on Operation Build’s ‘I’m Coming Home’ renovation

Quick-Step featured on Operation Build’s ‘I’m Coming Home’ renovation

Calhoun, Ga.—Operation Build, A&E’s home improvement series, has selected Quick-Step flooring for its nationally televised “I’m Coming Home” show, which is dedicated to providing lifestyle solutions for military heroes and their families. Quick-Step donated Eligna Heritage Oak laminate flooring, a weathered look with a natural authentic texture in an extra-long plank style, for the project. It was installed in the Concord, N.C. home of Susan and Mark McClamrock. Their 22-year-old

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Mohawk receives three Phoenix Awards of Excellence

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk was recently recognized with three 2017 Phoenix Awards of Excellence by the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its public relations campaigns focused on fighting breast cancer and the introduction of SmartStrand Silk Reserve. “All three of these campaigns are dear to our hearts and have produced great results for our business and customers,” said Mollie Surratt, Mohawk’s senior director of public relations

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    Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Mohawk ‘All In’ at Greenbuild with residential, commercial products

Calhoun, Ga.—For the first time at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries’ residential and commercial divisions will share the spotlight to show that Mohawk is “all in” when it comes to sustainable flooring. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 8–10 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Mohawk Flooring and Mohawk Group will be exhibiting on-site in booth space No. 1807. “The

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    Dal-Tile continues to support Texas teammates

Dal-Tile continues to support Texas teammates

Dallas—The unique corporate culture of Mohawk’s Dal-Tile division is driving continued care and support for fellow Texas teammates in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Houston and the surrounding areas. “The Mohawk Dal-Tile division is headquartered in Dallas, so our fellow teammates affected by Hurricane Harvey are right in
our backyard,” said John Turner, Jr., president of Dal-Tile. “This proximity, our company’s
deep Texas roots and the
prevailing Dal-Tile corporate
culture have helped

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    Mohawk supports anniversary sale with digital, social initiatives

Mohawk supports anniversary sale with digital, social initiatives

Calhoun, Ga.—The Mohawk Anniversary Sale, which launched on Sept. 17, provides consumers with special pricing, instant rebates and financing options on a wide array of in-demand soft and hard surface products, while also introducing brand new digital resources and social marketing strategies to position retailers for prime success through Oct. 28. A $500 instant rebate on select SmartStrand Ultra Forever Clean, SmartStrand Silk Forever Clean, Wear-Dated SoftTouch, EverStrand carpet, ceramic,

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    Mohawk unveils #CushionTheFight 2017 video

Mohawk unveils #CushionTheFight 2017 video

To help in the fight against breast cancer, Mohawk is once again partnering with Susan G. Komen by sponsoring all seven of the organization’s 3-Day events, providing 8,000 pieces of durable, eco-friendly SmartCushion to comfort walkers and crew members. Mohawk SmartCushion’s visco-elastic memory foam provides the ultimate in comfort and durability under carpet—and now under sleeping bags. Most of the 3-Day participants will walk approximately 20 miles per day; they will use

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Mohawk Industries raises over $90,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries is committed to bringing comfort, fashion and durability to homes across the world. Thanks to the generosity and dedication of many Mohawk volunteers, a deserving Gordon County family will soon enjoy a new home all their own. On Sept. 18, Mohawk’s finance and logistics teams hosted the company’s annual Habitat for Humanity charity golf tournament, which, combined with a generous Mohawk donation, will help a family in

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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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