Press Release

  • Karastan launches its new collection, Simpatico

    Dalton, Ga.—Karastan’s new collection, Simpatico, is inspired by the successful launch of the company’s Kismet collection. Like Kismet, Simpatico displays the compatibility of beautiful wool and SmartStrand Silk, an innovative fiber. “Simpatico is an extension of the success we have seen with our Kismet collection,” said Erika Banks, product director at Karastan. “This marriage of New Zealand wool and our SmartStrand Silk allows for superior durability and a beautiful finished

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    Pro Builder Plus adds new locations

    Lubbock, Texas—Pro Builder Plus, a builder/contractor-focused flooring company, will be expanding to two additional locations in Texas and New Mexico. These new locations kick off the company’s goal of six locations in two states by the end of the year with additional expansions planned for 2019. “Over the past two years we have been able to prove our concept for creating a service-oriented flooring retailer that caters directly to the builder/contractor,” said Anthony

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    Shaw’s Diana Rosenberger talks sustainability

    “What we purchase matters. Not only do we as individuals wield power in our choices and purchases, but companies have a big part to play as well.” That’s according to Diana Rosenberger, global sourcing manager – sustainability at Shaw Industries and one of FCNews’ top 10 difference-makers in the industry. Rosenberger helped Shaw create a legally enforceable, easy-to-read, sustainable sourcing policy that would be integrated into Shaw Industries’ “standard terms and

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    Rehberg joins Raskin Industries

    Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Raskin Industries has hired Jenna Rehberg as marketing coordinator. Her official start date was June 1. Rehberg joins Raskin after spending several years in trade publishing. She gained expertise in the flooring industry during her time at Floor Covering News and most recently worked with A+D professionals as managing editor of interiors+sources magazine. “I’m excited to move to a role that isn’t behind the scenes,” Rehberg said. “I’ve watched Raskin evolve and flourish

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    Congoleum donates flooring to World Vision

    Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum has sent three truckloads of flooring valued at $120,000 as a donation to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision will provide the flooring domestically for families in Appalachia living in poverty to provide safe, warm and dry housing for children giving hope

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    Congoleum vinyl flooring to see price increase

    Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum will initiate a 3% to 5% price increase across several categories of residential and commercial vinyl flooring products in the United States and Canada. The pricing action will go into effect in August. “We continue to experience significant increases across virtually every aspect of our operations,” said Chris O’Connor, president and CEO of Congoleum. “Key raw materials such as resins, plasticizers and limestone have all increased and are

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    CFI prepares to celebrate 25 years at Convention

    Forney, Texas—This year, Certified Floor Covering Installers Association (CFI) is celebrating over a quarter century of bringing talent, products, tools, techniques and training together at its annual convention. The showcase, which draws professionals from across the globe, will take place Aug. 15-17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. The annual CFI Convention has been drawing crowds and showcasing the best the industry has to offer since the

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    Invista technology, process upgrades in final design phase

    Victoria, Texas—Invista recently entered the final design phase of its $250 million plan to update the production facility, here. The facility is expected to help Invista increase its production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient in nylon 6,6 fibers and plastics. This technology upgrade will not only help increase product yield but reduce energy consumption while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Construction is slated to begin in Q1 of 2019. “This

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    TISE, VIBE to launch the VIBE @ TISE Program

    Columbia, Md.—a2z, Inc., a leading provider of solutions and services to the events industry, will be launching the VIBE @ TISE Program at The International Surface Event (TISE): Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo in January 2019. The VIBE @ TISE Program is a unique networking event which will enable pre-qualified buyers and suppliers to connect with, meet and do business with each other in an exclusive setting. “We are very

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    Parterre Flooring Systems expands Storri collection

    Wilmington, Mass.—Parterre Flooring Systems has launched two new designs to the Storri luxury vinyl collection. The new additions, Strava and Cabril, bring a rich aesthetic to the collection in an offering of 11 different color options. As a whole, the Storri collection is a gathering of design inspiration focusing on the cultural values from diverse environments and bringing the stories they tell to commercial spaces. By offering their own narratives

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    Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

    Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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    Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

    City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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    Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

    Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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