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    Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

Resilient: In a contested field, sheet vinyl still competes on value, visuals

June 11/18, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 26 By Mara Bollettieri   There’s no denying that LVT and WPC have nipped some market share from sheet vinyl, but by no means is the workhorse subcategory down for the count. Although other resilient formats are growing in popularity, the product still has a place in the flooring industry today, offering benefits to residential and commercial markets. Thanks to new technological enhancements and

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    Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Reginald Tucker In today’s hypercompetitive distribution economy, it’s no longer enough to simply move products from point A to point B. In order to gain an advantage, wholesalers must also go above and beyond by offering value-added services to manufacturers and retailers alike. That’s precisely the edge that Xpress Global Systems, formerly Crown Transport, claims to offer its partners across the

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    NRF prioritizes service for partners at NEFM

NRF prioritizes service for partners at NEFM

April 2/9, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 21 By Steven Feldman & Mara Bollettieri Uncasville, Conn.—Winter turned to spring on March 19 as things were heating up at NRF Distributors’ New England Flooring Market (NEFM). With 110 vendors showcasing their latest wares to an estimated 320 customers, Terry Gray, vice president of marketing, was anticipating the one-day event to generate $3 million in business. Every vendor offered some type of special

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    Gilford-Johnson meeting ranked ‘best one yet’

Gilford-Johnson meeting ranked ‘best one yet’

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Ken Ryan   “Driving Performance Together in 2018” was the theme of Gilford-Johnson’s ninth annual Advantage Partners conference earlier this month. Judging by the robust turnout—100 flooring dealers, 19 vendors and 208 total attendees—the one-day meeting was a resounding success. “More people, more customers and a great deal of optimism and energy—probably our best one yet,” said Dennis Cook, president and CEO

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    William M. Bird partners with Beauflor

William M. Bird partners with Beauflor

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird will partner with Beauflor to distribute the manufacturer’s brand of residential and commercial vinyl flooring in the Southeast. The new product offering will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire territory including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle. “We are proud to partner with Beauflor and align with a manufacturing company that shares our vision and values,” said Maybank Hagood,

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    Beauflor highlights new collections at Surfaces

Beauflor highlights new collections at Surfaces

Las Vegas—Beauflor, a global leader in flooring solutions which now manufactures in the U.S., continues to innovate its North American product offerings with new collections revealed at The International Surface Event (TISE). Following are the company’s newest collections ranging from luxury vinyl to cushion vinyl to engineered wood and more. Beauflor’s new Blacktex collection of Luxury Vinyl Roll (LVR) offers stone tile and wood plank designs that not only feature

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    Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

Resilient: Anatomy of a winning product

December 19/26, 2016: Volume 31, Number 14 Some products tout high-performance capabilities such as waterproof attributes and resistance to scuffing, scratching and heavy foot traffic. Others, meanwhile, focus on aesthetics—be they visuals that aim to replicate natural materials such as wood and stone, or more abstract designs that draw their influences from art and geometry. These products run the gamut from more recent introductions to the resilient category to existing

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    Resilient: Beauflor pushes innovation with cushion vinyl

Resilient: Beauflor pushes innovation with cushion vinyl

As one of the leading players in the sheet vinyl flooring category, Beauflor offers a wide and varied selection of cushion vinyl rolls and vinyl planks that are suitable for both commercial and residential applications. Its cushion vinyl, manufactured at a state-of-the-art production facility in Wielsbeke, Belgium, has drawn raves for its realistic and natural visuals. Also noteworthy are the products’ performance and maintenance attributes. Eric Erickson, vice president of

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    Beauflor taps Distribution Jacques-Cartier to cover parts of Canada

Beauflor taps Distribution Jacques-Cartier to cover parts of Canada

Atlanta–Beauflor continues to expand its North American distribution network with new partner Distribution Jacques-Cartier. The distributor will offer the full line of Beauflor cushion vinyl flooring as well as click luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and planks in eastern Canada. “This welcome addition to our distributor network allows Beauflor to be closer to our Canadian customers, providing a superior service and product delivery experience,” said Steve Roan, Beauflor’s sales and marketing

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    Beauflor expands North American distribution network

Beauflor expands North American distribution network

Wielsbeke, Belgium—Beauflor, a brand of BFS USA, has expanded its distribution network to include Kennedy Flooring. Kennedy Flooring will offer Western Canada the full line of Beauflor cushion vinyl flooring as well as LVT. “This welcome addition to our distributor network allows Beauflor to be closer to our Canadian customers by providing better service and product delivery,” said Steve Roan, Beauflor’s sales and marketing director for North America. Lou Kennedy,

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    Beaulieu International to build U.S. cushion vinyl facility

Beaulieu International to build U.S. cushion vinyl facility

July 21/28, 2014; Volume 28/Number 3 By Ken Ryan Beaulieu International Group, one of Europe’s largest flooring producers, is making its initial manufacturing foray into the U.S. with plans to build a facility in Cartersville, Ga. The plant will be built on 120 acres previously owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. In the first phase the manufacturing campus will design and produce 47 million square yards of fiberglass sheet vinyl for commercial

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    Domotex sees surge in growth

Domotex sees surge in growth

Upbeat attitude seen throughout exhibit halls Hannover, Germany—While the world’s economy may not be what it was five years ago, there are numerous signs pointing to better days ahead. For the flooring industry, trade shows are a key indicator of what people expect for the coming year. So when a reported 45,000 people attended Domotex Hannover 2012, a 12% increase over last year, it had officials elated.

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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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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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