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Laticrete receives Expert’s Choice Award at World of Concrete 2012

Laticrete Supercap  was awarded this year’s “Expert’s Choice Award” for the category of “Onsite Mixing, Pumping and Placement of Underlayment Material” at the World of Concrete 2012 exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 24-27. As in each year at this event, show management conducted the Most Innovative Products (MIP) Award Program, which offered show attendees and readers of key concrete industry media the opportunity to vote for products they

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Omnova solutions announces price increase

Fairlawn, Ohio – Omnova Solutions’ Specialty Chemicals business today announced a price increase of $0.15 per dry pound for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers produced in the U.S. and $0.04 per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and vinyl acetate emulsion polymers. In addition, all vinyl pyridine (VP) latex products produced in the U.S. will increase by $0.20 per dry pound. These increases are effective March 15, 2012

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Mannington Mills officially remains union-free

Salem, N.J.— Mannington Mills recently announced that on February 27th, the NLRB officially certified the results of the IBEW union election, which was held at the company on February 16th.   Accordingly, the NLRB certified that the required majority of ballots were not cast in favor of the IBEW, and Mannington remains union-free. 

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IVC US welcomes Galleher as new distributor

Dalton – This week IVC US announced the addition of Galleher to the IVC US distribution family.  Beginning in March, the California based company will distribute Flexitec, itec and IVC builder and property management collections.

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Industry leaders/innovators to share formula success at U of Arizona conference

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing Global Retailing Conference comes to Tucson April 12-13, 2012 Tucson, Ariz.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Global Retailing Conference (GRC) of the University of Arizona’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing today announced that some of the industry’s leading forces for innovation will present at its 16th annual two-day conference. Among the speakers are senior executives from Macy’s, The Home Depot, Walmart, PetSmart, General Growth Partners, Kraft,

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    Sears to exit The Great Indoors format

Sears to exit The Great Indoors format

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—Sears Holdings will exit The Great Indoors format by closing the nine remaining stores this year, according to its most recent update on store closings. Sears had operated The Great Indoors stores since the late 1990s, offering appliances, furniture, home textiles, housewares, outdoor living and seasonal merchandise. In a statement, a company spokeswoman said the decision to close the format was made in response to current business conditions

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Laticrete makes charitable donations to feed needy

Laticrete, a global manufacturer and leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, donated a considerable amount of Laticrete SpectraLOCK pro Premium Grout to The Empty Bowls, a charitable fundraiser based in Houston, Texas, which every year endeavors to sell handmade mosaic bowls donated by local artists in an effort to raise money for the Houston Food Bank. The Food Bank, in turn, provides three nutritious meals daily for

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    Domotex Russia 2012: almost two-thirds booked

Domotex Russia 2012: almost two-thirds booked

Hannover/Moscow— From 26 – 28 September 2012, Deutsche Messe RUS will be holding its first trade fair for carpets and floor coverings in Moscow – DOMOTEX Russia! The flooring industry welcomes this opportunity to enter the Russian and CIS market. This feedback was very obvious during DOMOTEX HANNOVER – the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings. “During the show, we had the chance to speak with our customers

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    Elias Wilf recognizes outstanding sales and service reps

Elias Wilf recognizes outstanding sales and service reps

Elias Wilf recently recognized its outstanding sales and service reps within each of its territories at the annual Eagle Awards. “We’re very proud of our sales reps’ dedication to know the product and caring about our customers,” said Amy Wade, merchandising manager.

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Valinge reports all time revenues and earnings

Revenues increased with 20% to 72 MEUR (100 MUSD) and earnings improved with 40% to 34 MEUR (48 MUSD) Viken, Sweden—Comments from the chairman Darko Pervan: We have managed to maintain a high profitability during a challenging three year period in spite of the fact that we completed our new R&D centre, moved the whole business from the old to the new R&D centre and continued to increase our R&D costs

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    James Govola and Nancy McNally named Surya reps of the year

James Govola and Nancy McNally named Surya reps of the year

Atlanta—Surya recently announced that James Govola and Nancy McNally have won the prestigious Surya Sales Rep of the Year award.  The award, established in 2009 recognizes the successful relationships that representatives build with their clients. Govola has been with Surya for five years and covers the Ohio, Western PA, Upstate NY, and West Virginia territory.   After winning the award, Govola said, “I’m not the best ‘salesman’ by any means. I

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CBC names new agent for pacific northwest region

Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring is pleased to announce it is continuing to expand its distribution channels by adding Edge Agency, based in Covington, Wash., as its newest agent. Edge Agency will represent CBC’s brands in the states of Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Eric Ellis, principal and owner of Edge Agency, previously worked for Eco Agents and has been representing CBC’s brands for four years.

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    Bona US announces partnership with the NBA

Bona US announces partnership with the NBA

Aurora, Colo. – Bona US announced today that it will be an Official Hardwood Floor Care Partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many NBA teams are already playing on floors finished with Bona including the New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets. An industry leader for more than 90 years, Bona Hardwood Floor Finish and Paint are durable, long-lasting and won’t disseminate harmful fumes.

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    Laticrete Supercap team brings solidarity & education to marketplace

Laticrete Supercap team brings solidarity & education to marketplace

Laticrete Supercap, manufacturer of the self-leveling Laticrete Supercap System, knows that the success of any organization can be directly attributed to the strength of its team. On July 1st of last year, Laticrete International, Inc., had announced a joint venture partnership with Supercap to form Laticrete Supercap.  Almost immediately, there was a buzz throughout the industry that “The Power of the Pump had joined with Innovative Flooring Leader.” 

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    Forget Generation Y: 18- to 34-year-olds are now ‘Generation C’

Forget Generation Y: 18- to 34-year-olds are now ‘Generation C’

It’s hardly news that young adults are the most digitally connected, but now Nielsen has come up with a new name for this group based on their common behaviors: “Generation C.” The C stands for “connected,” and the group comprises Americans between 18 and 34 — who are defined by their digital connectivity, Nielsen and NM Incite’s U.S. Digital Consumer Report says. They consume media, socialize and share experiences through

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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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