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    Executive interviews: Brand Building

Executive interviews: Brand Building

How Piet Dossche and Thomas Trissl created the most recognized names in their categories   January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16 By Ken Ryan   It has been said that a company’s brand is its lifeblood, its reason for existing, its greatest success and, potentially, its biggest failure. Few flooring industry executives understand that principle better than Piet Dossche, president and CEO, USFloors, and Thomas Trissl, president, Schönox–HPS North

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    Interview: Piet Dossche, the ‘father of WPC,’ mulls the evolving composite core landscape

Interview: Piet Dossche, the ‘father of WPC,’ mulls the evolving composite core landscape

FCNews Ultimate Guide to WPC: July 17/24, 2017   In the mid-1990s, Pergo paved the way for a brand new category—laminate flooring—in the U.S. market. Initially, the category generated a lot of buzz and excitement (and perhaps some overzealous product claims) before experiencing a fairly rapid shakeout of players. During that same decade, other innovators such as Anderson and Mannington introduced the industry to rustic and hand-scraped floors. Not too

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    Domotex Asia 2016 attendance up 9.3%; 2017 show 63% booked

Domotex Asia 2016 attendance up 9.3%; 2017 show 63% booked

Shanghai–The 18th edition of Domotex asia/ChinaFloor, held here March 23-26, featured 1,303 exhibitors from 39 countries and attracted 50,398 trade visitors from more than 110 nations, resulting in a 9.3% increase compared to last year. Martin Folkerts, director of Global Fairs at Deutsche Messe, one of the organizers of the show, said the increased number of exhibitors and visitors “were a clear indication of the confidence that the flooring industry

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    Ten people who are making  a difference

Ten people who are making a difference

May 12/19, 2014; Volume 27/Number 27 The growth and success of any industry is strongly incumbent upon the leadership of the people within it. Their contributions may often fly under the radar or be taken for granted. The floor covering industry is no exception. There are countless people who are directly or indirectly working to increase retailer profitability and/or professionalism, whether it be through product development, training or internal processes.

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    USFloors launches West Coast distribution service

USFloors launches West Coast distribution service

Dalton — USFloors now offers west coast distribution out of Anaheim, Calif., to provide faster service for customers in the region. Right now,  USFloors’ Castle Combe Originals oil finished hardwood collection is fully  stocked in California, with the company’s popular and patent-pending COREtec Plus Engineered Luxury Vinyl Floors to be added in April. Piet Dossche, USFloors president and CEO, said it is an ongoing focus to improve the retail customer experience

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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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