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    Ardex invests in DTA

Ardex invests in DTA

Aliquippa, Pa.—The Ardex Group has attained a strategic stake in DTA, a quality tools, trims and machinery provider for the wall and floor market. DTA was established in Australia in 1976. The company manufactures, imports and distributes high-end tools, trims and machinery throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Dedicated to delivering innovative, dependable products, DTA focuses on servicing the professional contractor. “This joint venture is an exciting addition

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    Carpet: From stain and soil protection to cleaner homes

Carpet: From stain and soil protection to cleaner homes

February 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 18 By Ken Ryan   Carpet that offers stain and soil protection is no longer merely a trend but a standard feature offered by mills throughout the industry—albeit with new iterations being added continuously. Today’s push is also about providing a healthier home environment, with some companies highlighting products that offer hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties. Flooring executives say this trend was borne out of

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CFI expands footprint in Canada

Forney, Texas—The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) continues to expand its presence in Canada. A new free-standing facility in Toronto, Ontario, will open in April and be overseen by James Lee Senter, president, Canadian Flooring, Cleaning & Restoration (CFCRA), and Sharon Fenton, executive director, CFCRA. Fenton and Senter will oversee membership and trainings for the entire eastern region of Canada out of the new facility. The grand opening will

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    Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

Surfaces Resilient Coverage: Innovations aim to add simplicity to the buying and selling process

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Lindsay Baillie   There’s a common thread among the plethora of new resilient flooring products introduced at Surfaces: They all aim to make it easier for retailers to sell and consumers to understand. A majority of the manufacturers at the event noted that the resilient market is saturated with products—a phenomenon that can cause confusion for distributors, retailers and consumers alike. To

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    Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

Surfaces Wood Coverage: New finishes, formats steal the show in Vegas

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Reginald Tucker   Hardwood flooring suppliers across the industry are combining creativity and technology as they seek to develop the next generation of products that will compete against the likes of WPC, LVT and rigid core floors. Case in point is the staining technology employed by Hearthwood in the manufacture of its Controlled Chaos and Dynamic Earth lines. Designed to mimic a

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Armstrong severs ties with William M. Bird

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has ended its partnership with Southeast distributor William M. Bird, a relationship that dates to 1936 when Bird began distributing Armstrong floor coverings and building materials as its entree into flooring distribution. “Ending an 82-year relationship is not something you ever expect; however, William M. Bird is prepared and positioned to handle this transition,” Maybank Hagood,

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    Innovation is the name of the game at TISE

Innovation is the name of the game at TISE

Retailers embrace enhancements in durability and design February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By FCNews team   Las Vegas—Another year, another Surfaces in the books. But it’s anything but old hat. Suppliers across a broad range of categories showcased head-turning innovations in terms of both surface visuals and product performance. “I was more impressed with what technology can do than any single product at the show,” said John Toliver,

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    Shaw acquires Scotland-based carpet tile manufacturer

Shaw acquires Scotland-based carpet tile manufacturer

Dalton—Shaw Industries has acquired Scotland-based carpet tile manufacturer Sanquhar Tile Services (STS). This acquisition expands Shaw’s carpet tile footprint to meet the needs of its global customers—complementing the company’s carpet tile manufacturing facilities in Cartersville and Adairsville, Ga., and in Nantong, China. STS will continue to serve its customers as part of Shaw’s commercial flooring division. STS’ established and experiences leadership team and associates will continue to operate the business—with

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    Aligned groups strive to give retailers a competitive edge

Aligned groups strive to give retailers a competitive edge

January 8/15, 2018, Volume 33, Issue 15 By Lindsay Baillie   Differentiation is key for the success of an independent flooring retailer. While this is often no simple task, flooring retailers do not have to do it alone. Various flooring organizations from distributors, manufacturers and buying groups are available to help retailers not only survive but thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Distributor group Haines Loyalty Club (HLC) aims to

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    What keeps top executives awake in  2018?

What keeps top executives awake in 2018?

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15 By Ken Ryan   There is no rest for the wicked or—it would seem—for the flooring executive with so much to consider: How the next big launch will fare in the market? How to keep your talented staff engaged and motivated? How best to navigate the digital landscape? Indeed, the daily grind can be daunting, especially when the decisions you render can have

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    Voting now open for Award of Excellence contest

Voting now open for Award of Excellence contest

Hicksville, N.Y.—Voting for FCNews’ Award of Excellence contest is now open. Now in its 22nd year, the Award of Excellence has become the premier manufacturer recognition program in the floor covering industry. Why? Because they are voted on by customers whose only motivation is to recognize those who perform flawlessly in every aspect of their business. Cosponsored by the Informa, the owners of The International Surface Event, the Award of Excellence is

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    Resilient manufacturers needed for industry-average EPDs

Resilient manufacturers needed for industry-average EPDs

LaGrange, Ga.—The Resilient Floor Covering Institute is updating the resilient flooring industry-average Environmental Product Declarations and looking for resilient flooring manufacturers to participate. Participation in the EPD renewals is open to all resilient flooring manufacturers. Membership in the Resilient Floor Covering Institute is not required. The industry-average EPDs are ISO 14025 Type III, third-party certified. First published in 2013, they are recognized for contributing credits in LEED v4’s Material and Resources

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NAFCD acknowledges 2017 education donors

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognizes the donors of the NAFCD 2017 Education Supporter Program: Mannington Mills, Salem, N.J.; Quick Step, Dallas; Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; Primatech, Quebec, Canada; Shawmark Floors, Dalton, Ga.; and USG, Chicago. The NAFCD Education Supporter Program provides funding to support the distribution channel’s evolving need for additional training and resources at competitive prices. With the support of these donors, NAFCD continued

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    Compliance: Suppliers reinforce pledge to health, safety and the environment

Compliance: Suppliers reinforce pledge to health, safety and the environment

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11   With consumers and commercial end users placing more emphasis on environmentally friendly products, suppliers are working hard to ensure the products they source and develop do not pose health risks to customers. More manufacturers are providing chain-of-custody documentation as well as relevant environmental and operational certifications to demonstrate their compliance with regulatory statutes pertaining to the production of a host of hard

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    Engineered Floors poised to purchase Beaulieu Group

Engineered Floors poised to purchase Beaulieu Group

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Ken Ryan   Dalton–Engineered Floors’ agreement to purchase substantially all operating assets of Beaulieu Group—a deal pending bankruptcy court approval—would make EF a dominant No. 3 player in the carpet segment, a billion-dollar player overall, trailing only industry titans Shaw and Mohawk. If approved, which is expected, the deal could be consummated in November. Back on Sept. 20, Engineered Floors and Beaulieu

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Elegant Mosaics welcomes Rachel Moriarty to design program

Elegant Mosaics welcomes the award-winning, leading homestyle expert Rachel Moriarty to its brand. Moriarty will be a key partner to the “Design, Play, Create” program, which Elegant Mosaics created specifically

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Sustainable Surfaces, Hero Flooring receive LGBTBE certification

Las Vegas—Hero Flooring and parent company Sustainable Surfaces have received their certification as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Division Initiative. End users who support the LGBT

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wedi North America celebrates U.S. factory grand opening

Batavia, Ill.—wedi North America celebrated the official grand opening of its factory and corporate office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. wedi management and staff, local and state officials as well

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