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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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    Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

Made in the USA: U.S. suppliers leverage advantages of domestic production

April 30/May 7, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 23 By Mara Bollettieri Many domestic flooring suppliers cite numerous advantages in producing stateside. A huge benefit that Don Finkell, CEO of American OEM, pointed out is the ability to respond quickly to changing design trends in the industry. “We are closer to the market, so we are more aware of consumer preferences,” he explained. “In addition, consumer trends favor locally made products.

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    Hardwood price hikes slated for April, May

Hardwood price hikes slated for April, May

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker Price increases on select brands of hardwood flooring are scheduled to take effect this spring. Armstrong Flooring plans to initiate a 5%-7% price hike on solid hardwood products in the United States and Canada in May. “We have experienced significant increases in raw material costs, with lumber inflation across wood species and grades, coupled with energy, transportation and operating cost

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    Mohawk accessory program aims to complete the package

Mohawk accessory program aims to complete the package

March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Reginald Tucker   To many retailers, Mohawk is regarded as a supplier of all manner of hard- and soft-surface products, including hardwood, laminate, LVT/P, ceramic and carpet, to name a few. But the supplier is looking to remind dealers that it also provides a vast array of accessories. Among Mohawk’s line of complementary installation products are: transitions and moldings, flooring adhesives, underlayments

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    Laminate: State of the industry—Segment thrives despite impact of WPC, LVT

Laminate: State of the industry—Segment thrives despite impact of WPC, LVT

March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Reginald Tucker   For all the talk about laminate’s demise in the face of intensifying pressure from competing hard surface categories, the now-mature product segment is proving it has staying power. Ongoing innovations in the form of dramatically improved resistance to moisture, ultra-realistic replications of natural materials like wood and stone, and upgrades in surface texture and product performance are keeping the

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Mohawk Industries makes rank on Training’s elite list

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries once again took top honors on the 18th annual Training magazine “Top 125” list, placing 47th alongside some of the United States’ most highly regarded businesses. Other organizations on the list include Edward Jones, CVS Health, Walmart, U.S. Postal Service, La Quinta Holdings and Best Buy. This marks the 12th consecutive year Mohawk has earned a spot in the “Top 125” rankings compiled by the leading publication for learning and development professionals. The 2018

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    Mohawk recognized for reducing its environmental impact

Mohawk recognized for reducing its environmental impact

Calhoun, Ga.—For the eighth consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has earned recognition as one of Newsweek’s 500 greenest companies in the United States. The company ranked 265 in the 2017 Green Ranking program, which uses key indicators to measure environmental performance of large publicly traded companies that are delivering solid business results while minimizing their environmental impact. The rankings focus heavily on how efficiently businesses manage resources, which is a critical

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Lorberbaum named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton, Ga.—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, to the organization’s Hall of Fame. Lorberbaum is the 47th inductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992. He will be joining a distinguished list of industry pioneers and leaders, including his parents, Shirley and Alan, who founded Aladdin Mills. Lorberbaum will be honored during a ceremony at The International

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    Mohawk honored by Training Magazine for 12th consecutive year

Mohawk honored by Training Magazine for 12th consecutive year

Calhoun, Ga.–For the 12th consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has earned a spot in the 2018 edition of Training magazine’s annual Top 125 rankings, the training industry’s premier awards program. Mohawk was recognized for outstanding training and development programs that help employees expand their skills and inspire their ambitions. Mohawk has placed in Training’s top 10 on four occasions and is the only manufacturing company to repeatedly achieve such prestigious positions

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    Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

Mohawk sustainability VP opens Greenbuild Plenary

  Calhoun, Ga.—George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability. “When we are here we are ‘all

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    Mohawk employees go above and beyond

Mohawk employees go above and beyond

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Lindsay Baillie   Over a month has passed since hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastatingly tore through Houston and parts of Florida, respectively. It is often said that natural disasters such as these bring entire communities together. People spring into action, sometimes forgetting about their own troubles to help those in greater need. Mohawk Industries employees Jannelle Wilson, operating manager in Houston, and

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Mohawk Industries raises over $90,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries is committed to bringing comfort, fashion and durability to homes across the world. Thanks to the generosity and dedication of many Mohawk volunteers, a deserving Gordon County family will soon enjoy a new home all their own. On Sept. 18, Mohawk’s finance and logistics teams hosted the company’s annual Habitat for Humanity charity golf tournament, which, combined with a generous Mohawk donation, will help a family in

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    Mohawk Industries’ family of brands unites for hurricane relief

Mohawk Industries’ family of brands unites for hurricane relief

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries is taking action to serve the communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Across the company, associates are banding together to help by collecting supplies, transporting water, donating financially and developing platforms to provide further assistance. “Mohawk’s efforts to help in times of need are at the core of the company culture,” said Brian Carson, president of Mohawk Flooring North America. “We care deeply about the communities

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    Mohawk makes the finish line at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Mohawk makes the finish line at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries, an official supplier of the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, will be supporting some of the world’s most elite athletes as they gather Sept. 9–10 in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the competition of their lives. More than 4,500 athletes representing more than 90 countries, regions and territories and ranging in age groups spanning 18 to 89 will participate in the world-famous long-distance triathlon. Mohawk Group’s Spectrum V30 commercial

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    Mohawk becomes ‘school crasher’ in makeover program

Mohawk becomes ‘school crasher’ in makeover program

Calhoun, Ga.—This summer, Mohawk Industries partnered with Georgia United Credit Union to “crash” four schools and give them makeovers. The School Crashers program offers local schools the opportunity to apply for a facility makeover. The goal of the program is to bring communities together to support local schools. “At Mohawk Group, we believe in better,” said Kevin Wildes, vice president of marketing for Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk

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Swiff-Train names Shane Calloway president, CEO

Houston, Texas – Swiff-Train has promoted Shane Calloway to the position of president and CEO, effective May 21. In his new capacity, Calloway will assume responsibilities of all key functions

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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

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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

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