Mohawk’s FSC wood products available immediately

August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk’s FSC wood products available immediately

Dalton—Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products manufactured by Mohawk are available with no order limits or waiting time in getting certified products shipped to buyers. “Mohawk is proud to announce there are no delays with us getting FSC products,” said Dewevai Buchanan, vice president, Mohawk Hardwood Division. “Because of our size, Mohawk has to have significant quantities of product on hand before we release it into our distribution network. We have those quantities.” (more…)

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Hardwood suppliers see more price hikes on horizon

August 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Hardwood suppliers see more price hikes on horizon

For the second time this year, hardwood flooring suppliers have raised prices, and with limited lumber supply, rising raw materials costs and cash-flow constraints for sawmills, another round of hikes are likely. In May, Armstrong and Mohawk announced 6% increases that took effect in July. This followed similar raises in March by many manufacturers. And “we may not be done,” according to Daniel Call, vice president, wood product management, Armstrong. Since the company’s last price...

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Nourison places Woods in Northeast territory

June 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Nourison places Woods in Northeast territory

Saddle Brook, N.J.—Nourison appointed Theolene Woods as the account executive for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Upstate New York. She will be responsible for service and developing business with the company’s dealers in that area, and handling the 60-collection rug line, plus thousands of broadloom and runner SKUs. She will also handle the newer Nourtex brand, the more moderately priced decorative broadlooms and runners. (more…)

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Wood sees a return to oak, higher gloss finishes, longer planks hot trends

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Wood sees a return to oak, higher gloss finishes, longer planks hot trends

With all the state-of-the- art technology available today, hardwood flooring producers can manufacture just about anything they want. But it seems what many consumers want these days is a return to the basics, and that means oak. The latest trends in hardwood flooring also include new finishes, textures, colors and longer, wider plank sizes. Luc Robitaille, vice president of marketing at Boa-Franc, makers of Mirage brand, attested to the trend toward lighter colors and texture,...

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Columbia launches value wood line

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Columbia launches value wood line

Dallas—Columbia Hardwood recently launched Pagosa, an engineered collection at a value price point. Featuring the newest colors and textures, it is available in retail stores nationwide. “A majority of today’s consumers are seeking textured designs that add richness and character to a home,” said Dewevai Buchanan, vice president of hardwood. “Pagosa offers rustic, character-rich, scraped hardwood at a price realistic in today’s economy.” He credits Columbia’s technical capabilities for achieving character options while keeping pricing...

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IndusParquet set to bring stability to exotics market, former BR-111 supplier goes direct to U.S. distributors

June 7, 2010 | Comments Off on IndusParquet set to bring stability to exotics market, former BR-111 supplier goes direct to U.S. distributors

Hicksville, N.Y.—Brazilian hardwood flooring manufacturer IndusParquet, which had been supplying the United States market with its exotics portfolio for the past 20 years through a private-label arrangement with BR-111, will now service dealers directly through many of the industry’s top distributors. Jason Strong, the former vice president of sales for BR-111, will head up the business as vice president of sales and marketing. (more…)

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Mohawk announces hardwood price increase

June 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk announces hardwood price increase

Dalton—Mohawk Industries announced it will raise prices by an average of 6% on select hardwood flooring and accessories in the Columbia and Century brands, effective on all orders and shipments made on or after July 5. Mill executives attributed the raise to the continued escalation of  lumber and transportation costs. Over the last two years, U.S. economic conditions have caused saw mills to reduce capacity and lower supply to the market, as well as go...

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Commercial hardwood: Suppliers bank on service, innovation, value

June 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Commercial hardwood: Suppliers bank on service, innovation, value

The commercial sector for the past two years has been experiencing the same challenging conditions that have plagued its residential counterpart since late 2006. The good news is that the downturn will not be nearly as prolonged, with many indicators suggesting the rebound may be forthcoming during the second half of the year. For Mannington Mills, the segments hardest hit have been retail and hospitality as fewer new stores and restaurants were being built and...

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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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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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