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    HLC Summit: Change comes fast for ‘nimble giant’ Haines

HLC Summit: Change comes fast for ‘nimble giant’ Haines

April 16/23, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 22 By Ken Ryan Charlotte, N.C.—Change may be inevitable, but the pace of change occurring at Haines in the past two years—all aimed at delivering a strong, stable, scalable and sustainable platform to the flooring market—has been downright dizzying at times. As Michael Barrett, president and CEO, told FCNews, “If you are standing on the sidelines, you can’t make sense of all the changes.

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    Haines to bail out of Bravo Services Group

Haines to bail out of Bravo Services Group

February 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 18 By Ken Ryan   Haines, the flooring industry’s largest distributor with 2017 sales of approximately $495 million, has announced plans to exit the Bravo Services consortium, effective April 1, 2018. Haines, in a prepared statement, said the decision to end the relationship with Bravo, which dates to 2000, was based on the distributor’s inability to justify the cost and time commitment vs. the

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    Haines makes changes to executive team

Haines makes changes to executive team

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines has added two new executive leaders to its team: Brian Green, senior vice president-CMH sales division; and Greg Vale, senior vice president-Armstrong division. In addition, Hoy Lanning, senior advisor to the CEO, will work directly with Green and Vale as champion of total sales, with responsibility for the successful Armstrong expansion integration. Green has been with Haines since 2004 and has held various positions within the sales organization.

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    Haines, Belknap-White form partnership

Haines, Belknap-White form partnership

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 Deal leverages strengths, broadens opportunities By Ken Ryan   Haines and Belknap-White Group, the No. 1- and 3-ranked flooring distributors in annual revenue with a combined $700 million in 2017 sales, announced the formation of a partnership intended to improve the strategic effectiveness of both organizations. As part of this arrangement, each company will hold a seat on the other’s board of directors,

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    Haines, Belknap-White Group enter strategic partnership

Haines, Belknap-White Group enter strategic partnership

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines and Belknap-White Group have recently completed an investment and collaboration agreement designed to improve the strategic effectiveness of both organizations. This partnership is expected to lay the groundwork to better position both organizations for the future as the industry continues to consolidate, according to both companies. “We are excited to be working with the Haines team creating a flooring platform from Maine to Florida that differentiates us from

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    Distribution: Haines’ secret to success

Distribution: Haines’ secret to success

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   For Haines, the industry’s largest distributor with $490 million in sales, 2017 has been a year of transition and transformation under Michael Barrett, who was appointed president and CEO on Jan. 1. For Barrett and his new executive team (which includes Hoy Lanning, senior CEO advisor; Reid McCarthy, CFO; Bill Rothenback, chief human resources manager; and Doug Drews, chief

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Haines sales, marketing department undergoes changes

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines announced that Chris Pratt, chief sales and marketing officer, is no longer with the organization effective Oct. 3. The Haines team thanks Pratt for his contributions to the business and wishes him much success in his future endeavors. In addition, Haines has promoted Brian Green to senior vice president – CMH sales and marketing. In this new role, Green will lead all sales and marketing efforts for

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    Lanning to stay on as Haines senior CEO advisor

Lanning to stay on as Haines senior CEO advisor

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines’ Hoy Lanning has agreed to stay with the company as senior CEO advisor. Lanning originally planned to retire at the end of 2017. After working with the new leadership team at Haines there was mutual agreement for Lanning to remain as part of the executive leadership team for the foreseeable future. “We have worked very hard the last three years integrating Haines and CMH,” Lanning said. “The

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    Haines: Large in scale, nimble in approach

Haines: Large in scale, nimble in approach

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 The following feature is the seventh installment in a series highlighting the 14 distributors that constitute Bravo Services, a group comprising many of the top flooring wholesalers in the country. Here we focus on Haines, the industry’s largest distributor. Haines was founded in 1874 by John J. Haines, who used his poker winnings from his time as a prisoner of war (Civil War) to

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    Haines retains its laser focus on the customer

Haines retains its laser focus on the customer

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Ken Ryan   Oxon Hill, Md.—In the first 100 days of the Mike Barrett administration, the new Haines president and CEO, along with Chris Pratt, chief sales and marketing officer, and Hoy Lanning, special CEO advisor, set out to personally visit customers, mostly retailers but suppliers as well—including one- and two-person dealer operations. Barrett presided over his first Haines Loyalty Club Summit

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    Haines appoints Douglas Drews as chief logistics officer, Reid McCarthy as CFO

Haines appoints Douglas Drews as chief logistics officer, Reid McCarthy as CFO

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines has appointed Douglas Drews as chief logistics officer and Reid McCarthy as chief financial officer. An accomplished operations leader with extensive experience in nationwide distribution, logistics and supply chain operations for top retailers, Drews joins Haines from Dollar Tree. Over the past 14 years, Drews led logistics services and support as well as distribution center operations for North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores where he

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    Haines names Barrett president, CEO; Zwicker retires

Haines names Barrett president, CEO; Zwicker retires

January 16/23, 2017: Volume 31, Number 16 By Ken Ryan   Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines, the flooring industry’s No. 1 ranked distributor, has promoted Michael Barrett from chief logistics officer to president and CEO. He replaces Bruce Zwicker, who is departing after 13 years with the company. A Haines spokesman confirmed the moves are part of a succession plan initiated by Zwicker and the Haines board of directors. “Our board of

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    Haines brings on chief sales and marketing officer

Haines brings on chief sales and marketing officer

Glen Burnie, Md.—Haines has appointed Chris Pratt as the company’s new chief sales and marketing officer (CSMO). In this newly created executive position, effective Dec. 20, 2016, Pratt will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the three Haines divisions: Armstrong division, CMH division and Supplies division. The CSMO is responsible for all customers and supplier matters, and most importantly, for defining and delivering the value Haines brings to its

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    Haines welcomes record attendance at 2016 Summit

Haines welcomes record attendance at 2016 Summit

April 25/May 2, 2016; Volume 30, Number 22 By Ken Ryan For the second year in a row the Haines Loyalty Club Summit, held in National Harbor, Md., had a “newness” to the event. A year ago marked the first meeting following the integration of CMH Space, a $200 million distributor, into the Haines fold. This year followed the departure of long-time, high-level executives Scott Roy and Rosana Chaidez, and

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    Haines restructures management team

Haines restructures management team

Glen Burnie, Md.—Following the integration of CMH Space, Haines announced it is restructuring its management team to prepare for the future of the company. The company said 16 leaders were promoted and given expanded duties to strengthen the company’s capability to improve and grow. Two executives (Scott Roy and Rosana Chaidez) moved on to become CEOs of smaller companies while work was underway for several years to prepare mid-level leaders

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Avery Dennison Adhesive Tapes receive Floorscore certification

Painesville, Ohio—Three Avery Dennison Performance Tapes pressure-sensitive adhesive products—FT 8905, FT 8375 and FT 8325—have received FloorScore certification based on the results of an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services.  Developed

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Patcraft introduces new line, Estrato

Cartersville, Ga.—Patcraft has introduced Estrato, its newest product for high-performance environments. Inspired by the beauty of abstract botanicals, the scale and movement within the product’s pattern creates a sophisticated flooring

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Shaw Industries achieves carbon neutrality in carpet manufacturing

Dalton, Ga.—Shaw Industries Group has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. The achievement encompasses all commercial carpet manufacturing facilities that Shaw owns and operates globally, including those

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