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    Randy Merritt reflects on four decades in the flooring industry

Randy Merritt reflects on four decades in the flooring industry

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15   Randy Merritt officially retired as president of Shaw Industries on Dec. 31, 2017, after 40 years in the flooring industry, all for one company. He built a reputation based on honesty and integrity. A gentleman in every sense of the word. As humble as a man can be. FCNews publisher Steven Feldman for months was trying to convince Merritt to reflect on

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    Shaw returns to Surfaces with AT brand

Shaw returns to Surfaces with AT brand

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15 Dalton—Shaw Industries is back at Surfaces with its newly launched Anderson Tuftex (AT) brand. Its appearance ends a decade-long hiatus for the company—not including USFloors, which showed last year following the Shaw purchase in 2016. “We felt like we have our eight shows, which are critical, but wanted to show Anderson Tuftex in a big way,” said Trey Thames, vice president of sales

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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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    Shaw merges Anderson, Tuftex brands into one

Shaw merges Anderson, Tuftex brands into one

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 Combined entity to make debut at Surfaces By Reginald Tucker   Dalton–What has been rumored for months is now confirmed. Shaw Floors, parent company of the venerable Anderson Hardwood and Tuftex brands, has announced plans to merge the two with the combined entity to be called Anderson Tuftex. The change is effective Jan. 1, 2018. For Shaw, the deal made sense because both

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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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    Shaw Education Labs showcase latest trends, environmental insights at Greenbuild

Shaw Education Labs showcase latest trends, environmental insights at Greenbuild

Boston—Shaw Industries Group partnered with the CDC, City and County of San Francisco, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Ecoworks Studio, GIGA, HDR and McDonough Innovation to bring fresh thinking and continuing education opportunities to Greenbuild attendees during the annual conference and expo held the week of Nov. 6 here. “Greenbuild is focused on transforming the market and changing the way people all over the world experience buildings,” said Paul

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    Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Industries has opened its commercial Create Centre here. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot Centre houses the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates, including its Patcraft and Shaw Contract teams. Designed by integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the Create Centre offers a stimulating storytelling environment that is a catalyst for growth and innovation across Shaw’s commercial business units. Supporting Shaw’s client-centric approach, the new workspace provides a

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    Shaw Industries acquires Tricycle

Shaw Industries acquires Tricycle

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries has completed the purchase of Tricycle, a technology innovator supporting the commercial interiors business. The acquisition will enable Shaw’s commercial business to be a leader in carpet sampling simulation and digital tools. Tricycle produces digital carpet samples for major floor covering manufacturers. Founded in 2002 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company helps commercial interiors manufacturers, interior designers and architects work more efficiently and produce less sample waste. Tricycle’s

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Shaw Industries provides support for hurricane relief

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries is committed to supporting the response and recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and other natural disasters as part of the company’s corporate vision of creating a better future. The safety and well being of Shaw’s associates and customers directly affected by these events are a top priority. Working alongside the American Red Cross, Shaw is listening to and addressing the needs of

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    Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   After a slow start to 2017, the residential carpet category gained some traction in the second quarter, resulting in a 2% rise in sales over the year-ago period, with units up 0.5% overall in the first half. Executives cited sales of better goods, an uptick in consumer confidence and price increases that have firmed up the marketplace. The U.S.

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    Power of brands: Quality products, service stand out in a crowd

Power of brands: Quality products, service stand out in a crowd

August 14/21: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Lindsay Baillie A well-known brand has great influence in the mind of the consumer; it can affect her positively or negatively, research shows. According to Latham & Co., a brand consultancy, a strong brand contains incredible power—not just how it is perceived in the world, but also how it redefines the competitive landscape, connects with prospects and influencers, creates memorable experiences, builds lasting

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Shaw Floors opens registration to aligned retailers for fall sales event

Dalton–Shaw Floors has opened registration for its fall national promotion, the Shaw Friends and Family sales event, to Shaw Flooring Network aligned retailers who participate in the company’s consumer financing program. Registration must be completed by Aug. 25 and the promotion, which includes a broad assortment of Shaw, Anderson and Tuftex styles, will run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 11. Specific details of the promotion may be found online at

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    Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

Laminate: Certified installer programs give dealers an edge

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Reginald Tucker   The upside to laminate flooring’s popularity in the U.S. over the past 20 years is more consumers have become very familiar with the product—from how it’s constructed to the way it is primarily installed. The “downside,” however, is that high comfort level has encouraged more renters and homeowners to install the product themselves, cutting into a profit center for

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    Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

Resilient: State of the industry—LVT, WPC remain primary drivers of category growth

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Lindsay Baillie The resilient category continues to follow its blazing path from 2016 with aggressive growth just six months into 2017. Industry observers attribute this activity once again to the industry’s “darlings”—LVT, WPC and rigid core. Based on FCNews research, LVT and its subcategories accounted for 42.3% of residential volume and 67.6% of residential dollars in 2016. Observers expect numbers in 2017

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    Award of Excellence: Mohawk wins big, nabs seven awards, including top honor

Award of Excellence: Mohawk wins big, nabs seven awards, including top honor

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   Garden City, N.Y.—Mohawk Industries turned in one of the most dominant performances in the 21-year history of FCNews’ Award of Excellence competition, being voted Best Overall Manufacturer for the second year in a row and winning seven awards in all, including four under the Mohawk banner. Mohawk Industries won Best Carpet Manufacturer (Group A), Best Commercial Carpet Manufacturer (a

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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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