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    Forbo Flooring Systems increases prices

Forbo Flooring Systems increases prices

Hazleton, Pa.—Forbo Flooring Systems will be implementing a 1.2% freight and delivery charge on all U.S. and Canada material orders, effective July 1, 2018. For the past three years, Forbo has absorbed shipping charges as an added benefit to their customers; however, continued rising energy and transportation costs have reached a point where a freight and delivery charge is necessary. Specific price-sensitive LVT and adhesive products will also be increased.

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    New digital ad program launched for NovaFloor Elite Dealers

New digital ad program launched for NovaFloor Elite Dealers

Toronto—As part of its growing support for its Elite Dealers, Novalis launched its first digital ad and social media post program. “Now our NovaFloor Elite Dealers will be able to download and use an assortment of advertising and social media units for their own platforms,” said Julie Foster, product and marketing manager for Novalis Residential. “All ads and posts are created to standard sizes that are ideal for their intended

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    T&L Distributing opens new branch facility

T&L Distributing opens new branch facility

Houston—T&L Distributing LLP has opened a full-service branch facility in North Little Rock, Ark., providing local delivery service for the state of Arkansas. This opening is in part due to T&L Distributing’s new relationship with Tarkett US. T&L will represent Tarkett’s commercial and residential products including Johnsonite and Azrock, which will have local stock to service the business immediately. T&L will also represent Raskin Gorilla Floors LVT and Acrylix products,

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    INSTALL, Roppe partner at NeoCon 2018

INSTALL, Roppe partner at NeoCon 2018

Glassboro, N.J.— At NeoCon 2018, INSTALL and Roppe will emphasize the value of certified installation through live, daily flooring demonstrations. As the largest commercial interiors show in North America, NeoCon 2018 will be held at Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart from June 11-13. The INSTALL and Roppe demonstrations will be located on the 7th floor at the Interiors + SourcesMaterials Pavilion # 7-1000. This series of dynamic demonstrations will occur throughout the

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    Shaw reduces carbon footprint with Combined Heat and Power plant

Shaw reduces carbon footprint with Combined Heat and Power plant

Dalton, Ga. and Columbia, S.C.—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C., fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 26,000 metric tonnes; that’s an impact equal to removing almost 5,500 passenger vehicles from the road each year. This is the latest

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    NTCA names winners of Five Star Contractor Project of the Year

NTCA names winners of Five Star Contractor Project of the Year

Atlanta—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) named the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 here.  NTCA’s Five Star Contractor Awards were presented for both commercial and residential tile installations. Many submissions were received and judged via the following criteria: Scope (size of project), Complexity (challenges), Technical Soundness (resolution of challenges) and Design & Presentation (overall appearance, layout and artistic

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    Crossville names Shelby Ferriter as Common Thread for the Cure contest winner

Crossville names Shelby Ferriter as Common Thread for the Cure contest winner

Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville Inc. has named Shelby Ferriter as creator of the winning design for the company’s biennial Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest. Ferriter’s scarf concept, one of five designs that made it to the final round of online voting, garnered the most votes to earn the honored recognition. Her original pattern is being used to produce scarves that will be made available for purchase later this

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    DuChâteau names Dennis Whitler customer service manager

DuChâteau names Dennis Whitler customer service manager

San Diego—DuChâteau has named Dennis Whitler its new customer service manager. Whitler will oversee DuChâteau’s customer service and claims teams, providing training and coaching programs designed to offer the company’s clientele with the highest levels of customer support. He will also be tasked with helping support the company’s sales operations, warehouse and delivery functions, while providing call center support and guidance on product maintenance.  Whitler has more than 30 years of

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    Installments: Proper subfloor prep requires the right tools

Installments: Proper subfloor prep requires the right tools

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By David Stowell When it comes to a challenging subfloor, you don’t just need the right team for the job; you also need the right materials and tools. Incorporating the right tools and equipment can make a monumental difference in job productivity, application ease and, ultimately, subfloor quality. Choosing the best tools can be tricky. Luckily, there are some tried-and-true recommendations from flooring

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Marketing mastery: Are you a hunter or a rancher?

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Jim Augustus Armstrong “How many of you communicate with your past customers on a monthly basis?” I asked a group of dealers at the Digital Domination Boot Camp I was conducting during the Chicago Floor Covering Association’s annual Product Showcase. No one raised a hand, but this is not unusual. I poll most of my audiences with this question, and at most

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    Wood: Oil and urethane—A winning combination of aesthetics, function

Wood: Oil and urethane—A winning combination of aesthetics, function

Blend of finish formulations expands end-user options May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Reginald Tucker With the advent of aluminum-oxide finishes, hardwood manufacturers were able to deliver high-performance products that could withstand the rigors of everyday wear and tear. But as consumer trends evolved over time, consumers began to clamor for a more natural, low-luster topcoat—hence the resurgence of the oil-based finishes that are trending today. Manufacturers are

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Lisbiz strategies: Improving the customer experience is job No. 1

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Lisbeth Calandrino I was recently at my yearly cardiologist visit and noticed that everyone was so friendly, funny and helpful. This is in contrast to my primary care physician’s office where everyone is aloof and looks down at the patients. It’s a very interesting contrast. I love my cardiologist and dislike my primary care physician. I’ve researched both practices, and everyone loves

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    Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: Eric Thompson—Fighting poverty with laughter

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: Eric Thompson—Fighting poverty with laughter

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Mara Bollettieri For the past 25 years, most of Eric Thompson’s loyal customers see him as the longtime owner of Satolli Carpet & Floor Covering, a specialty retailer based in Warren, Ohio. But there’s a whole other side that people might not know. As it turns out, Thompson is also a professional standup comedian/magician who not only performs several nights a week

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    Carpet: Fiber report—Color, cleanability and durability get the nod

Carpet: Fiber report—Color, cleanability and durability get the nod

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Ken Ryan Today’s carpet products are developed with the consumer firmly in mind as mills gather research to ascertain what’s on their customers’ wish lists. More often than not, it is luxuriously soft carpet that combines stylish design, vibrant colors with durability. That’s a tall order to deliver, but consumers have shown a desire to spend top dollar for these goods, and

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Al’s column: Are you in the right class for tax purposes?

May 14/21, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 24 By Roman Basi In one of my previous articles, I focused primarily on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s (TCJA) impact on pass-through entities: sole proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs) taxed as partnerships or S corporations. In this installment, I provide an analysis of the other corporate form, C corporations.  While an S corporation election can be beneficial for many businesses, don’t discount

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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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