Solu Custom Hardwood expands into U.S.

June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Solu Custom Hardwood expands into U.S.

Quebec, Canada—Solū Custom Hardwood, established in 2012, offers the A&D and contractor communities a wide range of high-quality solid and engineered hardwood flooring. The company specializes in custom products using Canadian maple, birch, red oak, white oak, hickory and black walnut. Since its inception, Solū has been steadily expanding in Canada. In 2018, the company decided to offer products to its southern neighbors. Along with this decision came the addition of companion product lines including authentic barnwood...

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Tarkett wins Best of NeoCon gold

June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett wins Best of NeoCon gold

Tatami System Chicago—Tarkett has won a Best of NeoCon gold for its Tatami System. Additionally, the manufacturer’s iD Mixonomi won a #MetropolisLikes award and HiP award for Hospitality flooring. Tarkett has introduced a new category of flooring, upending conventional broadloom, with its new Tatami System line. Inspired by traditional Japanese Tatami, the Tatami System supports the constantly fluid spaces of the modern workplace. The Tatami System allows end users to reconfigure their spaces to support independent or collaborative work,...

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Shaw’s commercial division leadership undergoes transition

June 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Shaw’s commercial division leadership undergoes transition

Bob Chandler Dalton—Bob Chandler, executive vice president of Shaw’s commercial division, will retire at the end of 2019 after 45 years with Shaw and the flooring industry. Doug Enck, most recently vice president of commercial sales, has been promoted to executive vice president of the commercial division. Enck has developed a deep understanding of customers and the commercial market for over 30 years. He joined Patcraft in 1987 as vice president of sales and marketing...

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American Biltrite reorganizes sales, marketing team

June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on American Biltrite reorganizes sales, marketing team

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada—American Biltrite has announced organizational changes within their sales and marketing team. These changes will position the company to align its sales and marketing functions to meet continued growth demand and maximize opportunities from recently introduced products. The following changes have been implemented, effective June 1: Frederic Guerin will now assume the position of senior vice president sales & marketing, AB Canada. Over the past seven years Guerin has successfully grown the industrial...

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Bostik releases SL-Rapid

June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Bostik releases SL-Rapid

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik, a leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has introduced SL-Rapid to the marketplace. A rapid-setting, cement-based, self-leveling underlayment, SL-Rapid creates a smooth, flat and level surface prior to the installation of floor coverings. Its fast-setting, low shrinkage and superior leveling properties make it the ideal product for time-sensitive and demanding applications on, above or below grade. Harder surface flooring finishes such as ceramic tile and natural stone can be installed...

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Cali’s Gerritsen wins Top Tech Award

June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Cali’s Gerritsen wins Top Tech Award

San Diego—Alexandra Gerritsen, Cali’s vice president of customer experience and transformation, has won the Top Tech Award in the small, private organizations with 51 to 150 employees category. Gerritsen was honored on May 16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “Ali is at the top in everything she does,” said Doug Jackson, Cali president and CEO. “The Cali team and customer benefits every day from her ability to harness technology to make our work easier, more efficient...

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Encircle Products appoints new vice president of sales, marketing

June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Encircle Products appoints new vice president of sales, marketing

The Villages, Fla.—Encircle Products has tapped Amy Tracey as vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s line of eco-friendly floor trim products. She will be responsible for sales and service to Encircle’s current distribution network and new business development. Tracey comes to Encircle Products with years of sales and marketing experience in the flooring industry. She has previously worked with Pennwood Products, Creative Touch Interiors and JJ Haines. Most recently, Tracey managed commercial,...

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BWG marks 2019 Spring Showcase a success

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on BWG marks 2019 Spring Showcase a success

From left: Peter Schelle, vice president, Questech; Bill Reid of Questech; Dave Godlewski, vice president, ceramics, BWG; and Vanessa Kaiser of Tiles Plus More. Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors, recently hosted its Annual Spring Showcase Convention in Uncasville, Conn., at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort. BWG’s key suppliers were there to showcase their latest products and sales offerings. “This year’s event was better than ever,” stated...

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Domotex 2020 releases keynote theme

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Domotex 2020 releases keynote theme

Hannover, Germany—The keynote theme for the 2020 edition of Domotex is “Atmysphere.” The show, which runs January 10-13, 2020, here, will focus on all qualities of floors and floor coverings that contribute to wellbeing and accentuate naturalness and sustainability. Health and wellness are a major social trend, and for many people that means spending their leisure time outdoors in natural settings. On sunny days, patios, decks, balconies and gardens double as lifestyle-enhancing outdoor extensions of...

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Tarkett receives Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Award

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Tarkett receives Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Award

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has received the Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Award in the Design category for ethos modular carpet tile with Omnicoat technology. The Plastics Industry Association and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Sustainability Division launched the Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards during the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit May 20-22, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The awards are designed to recognize companies that are pushing the boundaries of innovation—driving environmental advantages in product design, sustainable...

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