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Commercial carpet riding the wave of recovery

In most economic downturns the commercial sector will lag the residential market by three to six months both going in and coming out. By now, most people know the current economic condition is unlike anything anyone has seen. The result is the commercial sector, at least when it comes to carpet, has not followed the normal pattern and is enjoying a steadying improvement in sales, especially when it comes to modular products.

From mill executives to contractors, most executives feel that since the fourth quarter of 2010, business has improved in the mid single digits compared to the previous period. Continue reading Commercial carpet riding the wave of recovery

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Future looks bright for commercial hardwood sales

Within the commercial market, wood flooring represents about 5% of the total sector and about 9% of hard surface sales. Unofficially, executives say because many of the jobs are sold and installed through residential channels business has not been so bad through the first five months of the year and the prospects for the remainder of 2011 are relatively positive. Continue reading Future looks bright for commercial hardwood sales

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Park joins Mohawk Commercial as senior vice president, general manager

Dalton—Bentley Park has joined Mohawk Commercial as its senior vice president and general manager where he will lead the sales divisions through product management, product development, marketing and operations teams.

“Bentley Park brings great ideas and fresh thinking to Mohawk,” said Tom Lape, president, Mohawk Industries. “We’re looking forward to his contributions in making our Commercial division the go-to resource for designer, specifiers and property owners.” Continue reading Park joins Mohawk Commercial as senior vice president, general manager

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Commercial market: State of the industry, indicators point to activity in many segments

Chicago—In the aftermath of increases in attendance and optimism at NeoCon 2010, all indicators point to a commercial market poised for a gradual rebound after a challenging 12 to 18 months. So said the many flooring exhibitors that took part in the show. Continue reading Commercial market: State of the industry, indicators point to activity in many segments