NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage

June 9, 2017 | Comments Off on NeoCon preview: Commercial products take center stage
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Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Armstrong realigns commercial, residential sales management operations

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker   Joe Bondi Armstrong Flooring has initiated the process of uniting its commercial and residential business operations. Specifically, the realignment entails the integration of the company’s residential and commercial sales, marketing and product management teams. The move also combines the resilient and wood manufacturing operations. Under the new structure, several key executive positions have changed. Joe Bondi, formerly senior vice president—North America Residential, will now...

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Mohawk Commercial rolls through first 11 weeks of fantasy league

November 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Mohawk Commercial rolls through first 11 weeks of fantasy league

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 Eleven weeks into the NFL season, defending champion Mohawk Commercial remains atop the FCNews’ Fanstasy Football for a Cause league standings, but the race is heating up. The MoComm Machine has lost just once and has already raised $3,500 for its cause, Susan G. Komen. The powerhouse leads FCNews in the standings by a mere half-game. It’s another three games back to Salesmaster and Coverings, which have raised...

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Starnet fall meeting: Commercial group positions for future growth

November 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Starnet fall meeting: Commercial group positions for future growth

November 7/14, 2016: Volume 31, Number 11 By Ken Ryan Nashville, Tenn.—“Forward to the Future” was the theme of the 2016 fall meeting of the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership. Based on statistics and anecdotal evidence, the future looks very bright indeed for the industry’s largest group of flooring contractors. Unlike the spring meeting, which is mandatory, Starnet members are not required to attend the fall gathering. And yet, each autumn the attendance numbers continue...

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Mohawk Commercial scores big in FCNews charity league

October 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Mohawk Commercial scores big in FCNews charity league

October 24/31, 2016: Volume 31, Number 10 Seven weeks into the 2016 NFL season, defending champion Mohawk Commercial is again atop the FCNews’ Fantasy Football for a Cause league standings. So far, the MoComm Machine is undefeated and has already raised $3,000 for its cause, Susan G. Komen. The powerhouse leads FCNews in the standings by two games and Salesmaster by three games. Both FCNews and Salesmaster have raised $1,500 for its charities of choice,...

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Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

September 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Mohawk Group brings together all commercial divisions under one roof

  Mohawk Group’s Light Lab, the company’s recently renovated design studio, has received Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge 2. By Steven Feldman Dalton—The Mohawk Group earlier this year brought its entire commercial team under one roof, transforming the iconic building that once housed World Carpets and for years served as Mohawk’s Dalton headquarters into an eco-friendly space that is now dubbed the Light Lab. About 80 people now...

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Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

July 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Crain joins H.J. Martin commercial flooring division

Green Bay, Wis. – Elizabeth Crain has joined H.J. Martin and Son as a commercial interior sales and project management specialist. In that role, she will work closely with internal and external clients of the company’s commercial flooring division. Crain most recently spent seven-plus years as a healthcare account specialist at Building Service Inc., a Wisconsin-based commercial interior company.  Prior to that, she worked in sales locally with Nordon Business Environments and KI. A native of...

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Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

June 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Commercial: LVT, carpet tile fuel growth as corporate reigns supreme

June 20/27, 2016; Volume 30, Number 26 By K.J. Quinn A gradually improving economy combined with a rise in permits for building renovations, chiefly in the corporate office sector, contributed to an increase of 3% to 5% in the commercial flooring arena in 2015, FCNews research shows. True to form, the carpet category remained king as sales reached roughly $3.95 billion despite the ongoing encroachment of hard surfaces on carpet’s turf. Estimates indicate that as...

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Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Resilient: Novalis rides commercial sector’s rising tide

April 11/18, 2016; Volume 30, Number 21 By Reginald Tucker By most accounts, 2015 was a fortuitous year for Novalis Innovative Flooring. During that time, the company—known for its modern, environmentally friendly approach to LVT product development—expanded its global manufacturing and warehousing capabilities to better serve its distributors and end users. The end result, according to John Wu, the company’s president, was not only the successful launch of new product lines and programs that drew...

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Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

October 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Top 20 distributors: Flooring distributors grind out gains in 2015 behind strength in commercial sector

October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Ken Ryan The industry’s top 20 flooring distributors are a resourceful bunch, continuing to find ways to grow their businesses while navigating through choppy economic waters. While the commercial sector has been strong in 2014-15, residential remodel—which accounts for about half of floor covering demand—continues to underwhelm. “Just like 2014, we see the market as disappointing compared to expectations for 2015 of mid- to modestly high single-digit growth...

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