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    Consolidated Carpet appoints director of operations

Consolidated Carpet appoints director of operations

NEW YORK—Consolidated Carpet is pleased to announce that Raymond Kappel has joined the company as director of operations. In his current role as director of operations at Consolidated Carpet, Raymond is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the organization, particularly the systems and procedures required to accomplish the company’s mission and goals in the marketplace, according to company executives.

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Beaulieu introduces new carpet for multi-family units

Dalton—Coming off its second year-in-a-row recognition by Sherwin-Williams as Vendor of the Year, Beaulieu enters the 2011 NAA show loaded with a portfolio of new carpet styles for the multi-family and condo markets. All new Beaulieu carpets have the company’s Magic Fresh or  Puralex built-in odor reducing treatment to rid the indoor air of annoying pet, cooking or smoking smells.

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    Shaw Hospitality wins top carpet design at HD/Expo 2011

Shaw Hospitality wins top carpet design at HD/Expo 2011

Dalton—Global Reason by Shaw Hospitality Group was named top Flooring- Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs in the 15th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition at HD Expo 2011. Additionally, Shaw Hospitality Group received the “Best Product Display” award for its booth during HD Expo.

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Commercial carpet riding the wave of recovery

In most economic downturns the commercial sector will lag the residential market by three to six months both going in and coming out. By now, most people know the current economic condition is unlike anything anyone has seen. The result is the commercial sector, at least when it comes to carpet, has not followed the normal pattern and is enjoying a steadying improvement in sales, especially when it comes to

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CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

DALTON—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), in collaboration with The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), has formed the Healthy Carpet Workgroup. Consisting of experts (end-user and scientific) the group will discuss and report ways to keep carpet healthy in schools through better selection, cleaning and maintenance.

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Omnova announces price increase for carpet chemicals

Fairlawn, Ohio—Omnova Solutions announced a price increase of $.06 per dry pound on styrene butadiene (SB) latex for carpet and related markets, effective June 13. This increase is driven by the escalation in raw material costs utilized to manufacture SB latex products and is in addition to previously announced increases.

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    CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet

CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—Nine years ago the thought of recycling carpet back into itself or another product was minimal at best. Then the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) was born and, since that time, more than 1.7 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) has been recycled, with an additional 300 million pounds diverted from the nation’s landfills.

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ReSource diverts 7 million pounds of carpet waste

AURORA, COLO.—ReSource Commercial Flooring Network members diverted more than 7 million pounds of carpet waste from landfills in 2010, bringing the network’s total to more than 15.5 million pounds since the organization began reporting its efforts in 2008.

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More mills offering odor eaters, bacteria killers

Some years back, a survey done by Better Homes and Gardens found consumers would be willing to pay more for carpet that has built-in odor protection. As a matter of fact, the report showed built-in odor protection for broadloom was an important enough feature that 47% of those polled said they would pay slightly more for it. More recently, carpet mills have found that in addition to performance, style and

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    Mohawk carpet ranked No. 1 in Builder magazine survey

Mohawk carpet ranked No. 1 in Builder magazine survey

Dalton—Mohawk carpet was ranked the No. 1 brand in four survey categories: Brand Familiarity, Brand Used in Past Two Years, Brand Used Most, and Quality Rating, according to home builders polled in Builder Magazine’s annual brand use study. Builder’s study polls more than 10,000 builders for brand opinions in more than 80 product categories.  Sponsored by the magazine’s publisher, Hanley-Wood, the study has become a yearly benchmark for gauging the

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Broadloom and carpet tile for U.S. Government to be certified to NSF/ANSI 140 Gold

Ann Arbor, Mich.—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which serves as the purchasing arm of the U.S. government and oversees more than $60 billion in purchased goods and services annually, now requires Gold level certification to NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet for all broadloom and carpet tile purchased through the GSA. Current GSA carpet suppliers have until Jan. 1 to certify their products to NSF/ANSI 140 Gold Level in

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    FCA Network: Convention defines today’s consumer, carpet tile program unveiled

FCA Network: Convention defines today’s consumer, carpet tile program unveiled

CHICAGO—Don Lovato, Carpet Source USA, Albuquerque, N.M., was up double digits for a record year in 2010. James Sharp, Sharp Floors, Dallas, has had four measures per day over the last month. A claim by Steve Knisely, Wholesale Carpet, Fox River Grove, Ill., originally rejected by the mill, was overturned the next day and given credit for the entire job in question, including labor. As Tony Amato, Southwest Floors, Seven

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    Surfaces 2011: Move to Mandalay finds favor with exhibitors, attendees

Surfaces 2011: Move to Mandalay finds favor with exhibitors, attendees

LAS VEGAS—If Surfaces 2011 serves as a bellwether of the flooring industry for the coming year, then the industry has plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. Most exhibitors had nothing but good things to say about the show, the move to Mandalay Bay and the quality of traffic. Retailers also took a liking to the new venue as well as the layout.

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Stark acquires Rodeo Carpet Mills

MARIETTA, GA.—Stark Carpet has acquired Rodeo Carpet Mills, making it a division that will be run by Carmen Murray, former owner and president of Rodeo. Stark will produce the Rodeo line of custom wool rugs and broadloom, much of which will carry Wools of New Zealand’s (WONZ) Laneve brand.

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    Roundup in ‘Big D’: Optimism reigns as carpet mills, distributors, host product showcases

Roundup in ‘Big D’: Optimism reigns as carpet mills, distributors, host product showcases

DALLAS—It may not be as large as Surfaces, but Dallas has become a very important locale for manufacturers and distributors to not only show their wares to floor covering dealers, but also place displays and plan programs for the year. And like Surfaces, an array of show specials can be had.

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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