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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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    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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    Tuftex dealers thrive on West Coast styling, sales support

Tuftex dealers thrive on West Coast styling, sales support

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By K.J. Quinn   The West Coast has earned a reputation over the years for being at the forefront of carpet styling. Tuftex, Shaw Floors’ premier residential brand, is among the California mills taking the lead creating fashionable designs based on regional preferences and trends. “Being on the West Coast gives them an edge for us, not only because they are local but also

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    Exclusive interview: Jackson takes Tuftex on the road less traveled

Exclusive interview: Jackson takes Tuftex on the road less traveled

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2   Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—It’s been three years since Doug Jackson took the reins of Tuftex, the premium carpet division of Shaw Industries. While Tuftex has always enjoyed a reputation of high-end, trendsetting, West Coast styling—first as a stand-alone mill, then as a division of Queen Carpet before the latter was purchased by Shaw in 1998—the company today still maintains its longstanding identity while

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    21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

21st Award of Excellence recipients reap the rewards

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    Executive Forecast: Carpet—Mills predict rebound as improving economy takes hold

Executive Forecast: Carpet—Mills predict rebound as improving economy takes hold

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   While 2016 was less than stellar for carpet mills—due in part to the acrimonious Presidential election that some believe hurt consumer spending—executives are looking to bounce back in 2017. Buoyed by an improving economy that many see gaining significant traction, mill executives are forecasting anywhere from a 2%-5% gain, which, if true, would easily eclipse 2016 figures. Mark Clayton,

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    Carpet: Style and performance define 2016 intros

Carpet: Style and performance define 2016 intros

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 By Ken Ryan Carpet mills ratcheted up their R&D efforts in 2016 like never before to deliver to the market a constellation of compelling products that cover all the important bases: style and design, durability, softness, and stain and pet protection. Following is a closer look at the some of the top introductions and innovations from 2016: Beaulieu Group So Suede and Mulberry

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    Tuftex: Styling and affordability define ‘boutique’ manufacturer

Tuftex: Styling and affordability define ‘boutique’ manufacturer

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Ken Ryan Steve Hernandez, owner of Hernandez Carpets of Commerce, Calif., has been doing business with Tuftex for decades—when it was primarily known as a “boutique” California carpet mill long before it became the premier residential carpet brand of Shaw Floors. For Hernandez, Tuftex has lost none of that small-mill charm, even though it is part of a much larger corporation today. “These guys

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    Tuftex eyes multi-tier marketing strategy

Tuftex eyes multi-tier marketing strategy

March 30/April 6, 2015; Volume 28/Number 20 By Steven Feldman Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Tuftex, the premium, high-fashion brand under the Shaw Industries umbrella, is seeking to appeal to a wider audience while continuing to push its nylon franchise. With a heritage that is entrenched in leading-edge style, Tuftex will soon embark on a multi-tier merchandising strategy. “We realized that our appeal to a broader audience is allowing us to take

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    Shaw promotes leadership in West Coast division

Shaw promotes leadership in West Coast division

Dalton—Shaw Floors announced the promotion of Doug Jackson to vice president of sales and marketing for the Tuftex organization, effective immediately. Serving as divisional vice president in the West Coast for the last seven years, the company said Jackson embodies Shaw’s dedication, culture and passion for serving customers. Jackson and his team will focus on bringing the power of Tuftex nationwide. According to Shaw, Jackson has delivered exceptional results in

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    Shaw’s Tuftex division named Recycled Water Customer of the Year

Shaw’s Tuftex division named Recycled Water Customer of the Year

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. — Shaw’s Tuftex division received the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award from the WateReuse Associationʼs California Section during the organizationʼs annual Awards of Excellence ceremony earlier this month. The award recognizes a recycled water user that has advanced the acceptance of water reuse through unique applications and/or innovative marketing, demonstrating how recycled water benefits the public and contributes to its business services. Nominated by

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    Spring intros go beyond Surfaces exhibitors

Spring intros go beyond Surfaces exhibitors

Volume 27/Number 23; March 17/24, 2014 By Louis Iannaco While Surfaces 2014 featured the rollout of many new products, some companies choose alternate means to show off their latest goods. Here are just a few of those that fall into the latter category. FloorFolio The latest collections of LVT and sheet vinyl products include Seascapes and Sands of Time, which are fabricated with elements of nature. according to Michael Freedman,

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    Shaw: New collections, refreshed classics

Shaw: New collections, refreshed classics

Feb. 17/24 2014, Volume 27/number 21 By Jenna Lippin For most companies, the upturn of the economy in 2013 has served as justification for creating fresh opportunities in the new year, and Shaw Floors is no exception. The company has refreshed much of its product lines and display systems to optimize money-making potential for its dealers and provide top choices in style and design—at affordable price points—for the consumer. According

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Tuftex Introduces Pro-Carpet Video Series

Santa Fe Springs, Calif–Tuftex, a subsidiary of Shaw Industries Group, Inc., recently announced the release of a pro-carpet video series to the company’s retailer partners. New installments will be provided once every two weeks on ShawAdvantage.com until all twelve videos have debuted. These creative, multi-use video assets can be used to develop a variety of different advertising spots, including on air, on hosted sites such as Youtube and in website

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    Tuftex debuts Pro-Carpet video series

Tuftex debuts Pro-Carpet video series

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—In an effort to promote the carpet industry, Tuftex has just released a Pro-Carpet video series to its retailer partners. New installments will be provided once every two weeks on ShawAdvantage.com until all 12 videos have debuted. These creative, multi-use video assets can be used to develop a variety of advertising spots, noted Stefan Hoher, director of marketing technology for Tuftex, including on air, on hosted sites

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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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