Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

June 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Xpress Global Systems: Going the extra mile

May 28/June 4, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 25 By Reginald Tucker In today’s hypercompetitive distribution economy, it’s no longer enough to simply move products from point A to point B. In order to gain an advantage, wholesalers must also go above and beyond by offering value-added services to manufacturers and retailers alike. That’s precisely the edge that Xpress Global Systems, formerly Crown Transport, claims to offer its partners across the supply chain. “We’re the largest...

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Retailers recall top intros of 2017

December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Retailers recall top intros of 2017

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Lindsay Baillie   FCNews asked retailers to name the top flooring introductions of 2017. It should come as no surprise that the responses covered a broad range of products across the spectrum—LVT/WPC, wood, laminate and carpet. Some of the products identified were updated designs and looks from intros of 2016, while others were completely new launches. Following is an overview of the new products that stood...

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Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

October 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Reginald Tucker   The U.S. non-residential construction industry finished strong in 2016, with key end-use segments posting some of the highest numbers since the market began to rebound in the spring of 2015. That’s according to newly released U.S. Department of Commerce figures that show non-residential construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual value of $430.1 billion in December, nearly the same as November 2016 but up 9.2%...

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Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

July 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Commercial sector stalls, then rebounds, in 2016

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Reginald Tucker   The U.S. non-residential construction industry finished strong in 2016, with key end-use segments posting some of the highest numbers since the market began to rebound in the spring of 2015. That’s according to newly released U.S. Department of Commerce figures that show non-residential construction spending reached a seasonally adjusted annual value of $430.1 billion in December, nearly the same as November 2016 but up 9.2%...

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Commercial: Strong end-use sector activity drives contract flooring purchases

July 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Commercial: Strong end-use sector activity drives contract flooring purchases

June 26: Volume 32, Issue 1 By K.J. Quinn   A continued increase in hard surface consumption led to another year of growth in the commercial market sector in 2016. FCNews research showed the commercial market sector generated $6.396 billion in flooring sales—down slightly from 2015 but up nearly 20% from 2011. Tipping the scales is carpet, which generated roughly $3.923 billion in sales, accounting for just over 61% of the commercial market. Observers estimate...

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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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