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    Mannington in lockstep with design trends

Mannington in lockstep with design trends

Product development process feeds off cues in fashion, home decor February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Salem, N.J.—At Mannington no product is brought to market without the requisite research, forethought and consideration of retailer needs and consumer trends and designs. FCNews got a glimpse of that extensive creative design and development process at work at the company’s in-house design showroom at its facilities here during

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    Aspecta by Metroflor partners with Spartan Surfaces

Aspecta by Metroflor partners with Spartan Surfaces

Norwalk, Conn.—Aspecta by Metroflor has appointed Spartan Surfaces as its new distributor for New York City and Long Island, Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states, effective Jan. 1. The Bel Air, Maryland–based sales and consulting group is well positioned to represent the flagship Aspecta contract LVT brand, said Paul Eanes, vice president of sales, Metroflor.  “Spartan Surfaces’ unique business model places heavy focus on the contract market, ideally suiting them

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    Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

Marquis: The best is yet to come in hard surfaces

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Ken Ryan   It is not uncommon these days for a mid-sized carpet mill to get involved in hard surfaces and try to catch the wave that is the LVT/WPC/rigid core movement. What is uncommon is for that mill to have genuine success to the tune of double-digit growth year over year. Marquis Industries made the leap into the luxury vinyl world

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    Stanton Carpet launches new B2B site

Stanton Carpet launches new B2B site

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Lindsay Baillie   Stanton Carpet is looking to simplify the way it transacts with retail customers via a new B2B website—stantonb2b.com. The site makes it easier for retailers to find products, submit requests to create a rug, view dropped products and order swatches, among other features. The new B2B site, which launched Oct. 9, is something Stanton has been working on for

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    Technology: Xintory.com 2.0—More products, improved functionality

Technology: Xintory.com 2.0—More products, improved functionality

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Reginald Tucker   Earlier this year the flooring industry got its first look at Xintory.com, a web-based B2B portal designed strictly for manufacturers, distributors, dealers and installers to sell and buy overstocks, drops and specials (FCNews, Feb. 27/ March 6, 2017). The objective, according to Larry Feldman, the 30-year floor covering industry veteran who founded the company, was to provide a marketplace

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    Manufacturer spotlight: Uniboard striving to become retailers’ go-to supplier

Manufacturer spotlight: Uniboard striving to become retailers’ go-to supplier

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Reginald Tucker   Laval, Quebec, Canada—Uniboard is working hard to dispel the outdated notion that it is just a laminate flooring producer. With its recent foray into the engineered hardwood flooring sector and, now, the rigid core arena, the quality-minded manufacturer is seeking to establish itself as the go-to source for retailers and distributors seeking an array of well-made, hard surface products.

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    Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Shaw opens commercial Create Centre

Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Industries has opened its commercial Create Centre here. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot Centre houses the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates, including its Patcraft and Shaw Contract teams. Designed by integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, the Create Centre offers a stimulating storytelling environment that is a catalyst for growth and innovation across Shaw’s commercial business units. Supporting Shaw’s client-centric approach, the new workspace provides a

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    Shamrock names new plant manager

Shamrock names new plant manager

Memphis, Tenn.—Shamrock Plank Flooring has named Terence Bittmann plant manager. In this position Bittmann will collaborate with Jack Shannon, Jr., president, and Jeremy Keel, director of operations, on improving Shamrock’s operations to meet the demands of today’s customers while looking to accommodate future business growth. Prior to Shamrock, Bittmann was a production supervisor at Gibson Brands. Bittmann has brought a wealth of leadership experience and an emphasis on precision quality

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    EGGER to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility

EGGER to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility

Lexington, N.C.—EGGER, a wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, will build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Davidson County, N.C. Over the next 15 years, EGGER will invest $700 million in the new state-of-the-art facility, which is projected to create 770 jobs. The first phase of the development—taking place over the next six years—will create 400 of these jobs with an initial $300 million investment.

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    Beaulieu Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Beaulieu Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Dalton—Beaulieu Group LLC announced that it has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division. According to Beaulieu, the company’s existing lenders have agreed to continue to support the company by providing debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing that will be combined with its cash from operations to ensure and support continued business operations. “Beaulieu family members and our board of managers

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    Royalty Carpet Mills closes its doors

Royalty Carpet Mills closes its doors

Royalty Carpet Mills, a West Coast carpet manufacturer for nearly a half-century, has abruptly closed its doors and ceased operations, effective immediately, FCNews has learned. An automated voice message left on the phone system at the mill’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif., notifies callers that “effective immediately” Royalty Carpet Mills, Camelot Carpet Mills, Moda LLC and PacifiCrest Mills “are closed and will not reopen.” Furthermore, several industry sources have confirmed that

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    Armstrong poised to grab VCT biz from Mannington

Armstrong poised to grab VCT biz from Mannington

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Ken Ryan   Armstrong Flooring has agreed to acquire the vinyl composition tile (VCT) business of Mannington Mills for a reported $36 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. Armstrong Flooring said it intends to use its existing plant and distribution networks to accommodate the increase in VCT volume to drive top- and bottom-line benefits through increased scale

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    MSI opens new innovation center

MSI opens new innovation center

March 27/April 3, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 21 By Steven Feldman   Atlanta—MS International recently opened its new innovation center here, a state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot space within a 150,000-square-foot warehouse that supplements its 200,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse five miles down the road. The new building reflects the enormous growth the company has been experiencing over the past decade. In fact, according to Manny Llerena, director of sales and marketing, the company

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    Shaw LVT plant ramps up

Shaw LVT plant ramps up

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Steven Feldman   Ringgold, Ga.—Three months after its first planks rolled off the line, Shaw Floors is already strategizing to manufacture more of the LVT and WPC products in its portfolio out of its brand spanking new facility here. After a substantial investment to convert the former Shaw Rugs facility to domestic LVT production, the game plan all along was to start

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    Lone Star invests in Bentley Mills

Lone Star invests in Bentley Mills

Los Angeles—Bentley Mills, a California commercial carpet manufacturer, has recently signed a definitive agreement to be recapitalized by an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm. The transaction is expected to close in January 2017, pending customary closing conditions. “Bentley is an iconic marketplace brand, ideally positioned for its next phase of growth,” said Donald Quintin, senior managing director at Lone Star. “We’re looking forward to partnering with

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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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