J.J. Haines to distribute Avaire porcelain tile

May 14, 2010 | Comments Off on J.J. Haines to distribute Avaire porcelain tile

Omaha, Neb.—J.J. Haines is the latest major distributor to partner with the makers of Avaire porcelain tile. With distribution headquarters in Glen Burnie, Maryland, it will expand opportunities for the ceramic tile company from Pennsylvania to Florida. “Our management, our salespeople, and our customers all see the value that Avaire product provides,” said Richard Cutting, ceramic marketing manager with J.J. Haines. “We showed the Avaire program at our J.J. Haines Loyalty Club meeting and the...

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DuChateau expands East Coast distribution

May 13, 2010 | Comments Off on DuChateau expands East Coast distribution

San Diego, Calif.—DuChateau Floors, makers of custom hardwood flooring, reached agreements with five key distributors along the East Coast. The company’s goods will be carried by Patriot Flooring Distributors, covering New England; All State Flooring Distributors in Fairfield, N.J., serving metro New York and northern New Jersey; Derr Flooring, which distributes to eight states from New York to Virginia; Dealer Supply South, distributing in North and South Carolina; and J.J. Haines/Wheeler Group, which covers Georgia...

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Congoleum payment to asbestos lawyers is free from conflict

May 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum payment to asbestos lawyers is free from conflict

Newark, N.J.—A judge’s May 7 ruling stated two lawyers for asbestos victims can keep the $2 million Congoleum paid to help resolve tens of thousands of claims against the company shortly before it filed for bankruptcy. U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano in Newark, N.J., found no conflict by the lawyers, Joseph Rice of Motley Rice in South Pleasant, S.C. and Perry Weitz of Weitz & Luxemburg in New York City. He said they were working...

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Mannington and Abbey redefine relationship

May 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Mannington and Abbey redefine relationship

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills has rescinded its approved supplier relationship with Abbey Carpet and Floor due to a dispute over rebate policy. The decision is a result of “contradicting understandings of commitment” within the partnership, Mannington said. Mannington is upholding a long-standing policy that rebates are paid only to retailers who maintain updated, current displays in their showrooms. Anything less and the dealer is not representing the Mannington program in its best light, the company believes....

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Armstrong to raise prices on hardwood

May 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Armstrong to raise prices on hardwood

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong announced it will initiate a 6% price increase in the United States and Canada on solid hardwood flooring products effective with shipments on July 1st, 2010. “Since the announcement of our last price modification, lumber and energy prices have continued to rise and early signs of a housing recovery are putting continued volume pressures on saw mills,” commented Daniel Call, vice president, wood product manager. “The cost impact on solid hardwood flooring is...

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Roppe and Starnet recycle together

May 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Roppe and Starnet recycle together

Fostoria, Ohio—Roppe announced a strategic partnership with Starnet Worldwide to utilize Roppe’s IMPACT program, which generates new uses for rubber flooring products found  in older schools, churches, hotels, healthcare facilities, and office buildings by a proprietary recycling process. The program was introduced in June of 2009. “Roppe’s IMPACT program is a great opportunity for all Starnet members to help clients achieve their environmental goals,” said Jeanne Matson, Starnet President and CEO. “Our members are successful...

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Beaulieu Canada will close Acton Vale plant

May 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Beaulieu Canada will close Acton Vale plant

Acton Vale, Quebec, Canada—Beaulieu Canada said it will cease production at its bath and floor plant in Acton Vale, effective July 10. The move will lay off approximately 50 employees. According to mill executives, the customer buying the whole production of this plant decided to relocate manufacturing in its own U.S. plant, which is in a state of excess. Beaulieu Canada is seeking a buyer or a tenant for its bath and floor building but...

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Flooring gains iPhone popularity: Mannington is latest to develop app

May 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Flooring gains iPhone popularity: Mannington is latest to develop app

Hicksville, N.Y.— Laticrete launched its product information app as free to download and use. The full-service, jobsite reference, tool kit offers quick and easy retrieval of Laticrete product information from any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. “Innovation is the fundamental principle that drives Laticrete,” said Henry Rothberg, co-owner of Laticrete. “It’s part of our culture, part of our history, and what drives us to stay on the leading edge of our industry. This is...

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HomerWood launches redesigned website

May 10, 2010 | Comments Off on HomerWood launches redesigned website

Titusville, Pa.—Homerwood.com is the place to go for information on the mill’s products and programs, with a newly designed site to be user-friendly, navigable, and a resource to consumers and the flooring industry. According to Dawn McElfresh, the manufacturer’s product manger, a consumer-centric marketing approach produced educational tools such as product searches by color, surface treatment or collection; detailed, visual zoom options; product links to room scenes, and practical decorating ideas. (more…)

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CMH Space Flooring purchases Ellis Flooring

May 7, 2010 | Comments Off on CMH Space Flooring purchases Ellis Flooring

Wadesboro, N.C.–CMH Space Flooring Products has acquired Ellis Flooring Sales Co. Hoy Lanning, CEO, CMH Space, said the two companies will complement each other. Ellis has a strong background in commercial flooring and floor covering supplies with five branches throughout the Carolinas and CMH Space has a strong residential and commercial business. Ellis Flooring will continue to operate as an independent entity and Breck Berkey will remain as president. 
“This is an opportunity for us...

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