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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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    NWFA completes 18th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

NWFA completes 18th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 18th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. The home dedication for US Army Sergeant First Class Wade Mitcheltree took place on Aug. 11, in Tigard, Ore. Flooring for the project was donated by

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    Mullican Flooring appoints new West Coast regional sales manager

Mullican Flooring appoints new West Coast regional sales manager

Johnson City, Tenn.—Mullican Flooring has named Kyle Sherman West Coast regional sales manager. In this new position, Sherman will help oversee the promotion of Mullican Flooring’s products on the West Coast, and serve as a liaison to regional distribution partners who sell products to hundreds of retail stores across the Western United States. “We are excited to have Kyle join our national sales team,” said Neil Poland, president, Mullican Flooring.

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    Burke named digital marketing coordinator for Mullican Flooring

Burke named digital marketing coordinator for Mullican Flooring

Johnson City, Tenn.—Mullican Flooring has appointed Heather Burke as digital marketing coordinator at the company’s headquarters here. In her new position, Burke will be responsible for creating, coordinating, executing and analyzing digital marketing campaigns to raise awareness of the Mullican Flooring brand. She will also assist with digital projects and data-driven initiatives, oversee web analytics, app design and search engine optimization, and develop content for the Mullican website and social

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    Evans appointed plant manager for Mullican

Evans appointed plant manager for Mullican

Johnson City, Tenn.—Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of hardwood floors, has appointed Kyle Evans as plant manager for the company’s Johnson City, Tenn., manufacturing facility. In his new position, Evans will manage and direct the plant operations of the 309,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which includes production, milling and finishing. In addition to ensuring the safety of nearly 300 employees, Evans will be responsible for optimizing production and verifying product quality. “Kyle comes

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    Distributors praise Mullican as trusted partner

Distributors praise Mullican as trusted partner

October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Ken Ryan When Jon Roy Reid first entered the flooring business in 1977 there were only a handful of hardwood flooring manufacturers in the U.S. “Back then, everybody knew everybody,” reflected Reid, owner of Trinity Hardwood Distributors. Building relationships was important then but it may be even more important today as new players enter the field. Reid said he formed a relationship with

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    Mullican celebrates 30th anniversary in style

Mullican celebrates 30th anniversary in style

By Ken Ryan White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.—Mullican returned to its West Virginia roots this month to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a hardwood flooring manufacturer. The company chose the iconic Greenbrier resort here for the gathering, which featured 240 guests, among them leading Mullican distributors, core lumber suppliers and other key vendors. Starting with 10 SKUs in 1985, today Mullican offers “1,000 SKUs across prefinished solid, unfinished solid—so many

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    Jennifer Greenwell named Mullican’s marketing coordinator

Jennifer Greenwell named Mullican’s marketing coordinator

Johnson City, Tenn.—Jennifer Greenwell has been named Mullican Flooring’s marketing coordinator. In her new role, Greenwell is responsible for overseeing the company’s sales incentives, Partners in Profit program and social media activity as well as managing the organization’s Gold Dealer Program, an exclusive rebate initiative for Mullican retailers. Greenwell has more than 16 years of sales and marketing experience including six years in a previous marketing position at Mullican. “With

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    Mullican partners with HGTV’s ‘Property Brothers’

Mullican partners with HGTV’s ‘Property Brothers’

Johnson City, Tenn.—Mullican Flooring is partnering with HGTV’s top-rated show, “Property Brothers,” as the exclusive provider of hardwood flooring for its upcoming season, scheduled to premiere later this month. Mullican also provided products from several of its solid and engineered flooring collections for seven episodes of the popular show’s fourth season last year. According to company statements, HGTV was a top-10 cable network last season among viewers ages 25 to 54,

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    Wood: Latest trends include less raw material angst

Wood: Latest trends include less raw material angst

 Volume 28/Number 6; September 1/8, 2014 By Ken Ryan After 18 months of quarterly price hikes among major domestic hardwood flooring manufacturers—the result of volatile increases in raw material costs—the last five months have seen relative market tranquility as lumber costs have stabilized. While that is good news on the surface, prices remain at higher than normal levels, and there have not been any significant decreases in the past few

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    Mullican moves RidgeCrest engineered line to U.S.

Mullican moves RidgeCrest engineered line to U.S.

Johnson City, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring has added its RidgeCrest Collection, an existing engineered product line, to its growing roster of Made-in-America products. The company had previously offshored this segment of production to Asia. The RidgeCrest Collection joins four collections introduced in 2013 — LincolnShire, HillShire, San Marco and Ponte Vedra — that are also manufactured on U.S. soil. “As a result of the success Mullican has seen with the

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Mullican announces price increase

Johnson City, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring has announced a price increase of 7 percent on all flooring effective Feb. 1, 2014. “As the demand for quality wood flooring has increased over the past two years, the severe shortage of lumber has resulted in rising costs for raw materials industrywide,” says Brian Greenwell, Mullican’s vice president of sales and marketing.

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    Mullican enters hardwood market, three new adhesives

Mullican enters hardwood market, three new adhesives

Johnson City, Tenn.—Mullican Flooring, a leading U.S. hardwood flooring producer, has introduced three new adhesives to the hardwood flooring market – one of which also doubles as a revolutionary subfloor protection system and carries a lifetime moisture warranty. These are the first supply adhesives for glue-down hardwood floors ever offered by Mullican, one of the top five hardwood flooring manufacturers in the country. The company is headquartered in Johnson City,

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    Staying ‘home’ creates local jobs

Staying ‘home’ creates local jobs

Volume 26/Number 25; April 29/May 6, 2013 By Matthew Spieler When considering the Made in the USA movement, one area discussed consistently is how it helps create jobs for American citizens. Since the recession hit its nadir—and energy and transportation prices began to soar—there has been a resurgence of companies either touting how they continue to keep their manufacturing in local communities or, in many cases, bringing back some or all

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    Industry starting to tout Made in the USA message

Industry starting to tout Made in the USA message

Volume 26/Number 25; April 29/May 6, 2013 By Matthew Spieler Style, performance and price are still the main drivers of consumer purchases, but as more Americans express a desire for domestically produced goods it is becoming increasingly important for companies that make their products in the U.S to market that fact. Flooring is no different, and the industry is starting to take that message to heart with more companies making Made

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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