FCNews kicks off fantasy football league

August 8, 2019 | Comments Off on FCNews kicks off fantasy football league

Annual competition benefits charities   Football season is almost here and along with it comes FCNews’ sixth annual Fantasy Football for a Cause league. Registration is now open for individuals and companies to compete against each other for a chance to win $15,000 for their charity or cause of choice. FCNews’ Fantasy Football for a Cause league is open to floor covering industry members of all experience levels. No fantasy experience is necessary. Every dollar...

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Carpet One members thrive in numbers—literally

August 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Carpet One members thrive in numbers—literally

By Reginald Tucker Aurora, Colo.—The theme of Carpet One Floor & Home’s summer convention, “Together We Work Better,” took on several different meanings for the dozens of RSAs, sales managers and store owners in attendance here recently. On one level, the sheer number of dealers in attendance represented invaluable opportunities to network and share best practices. “The idea behind ‘Together We Work Better’ is to recognize that the members working with other members to define...

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Belknap White Broup launches commercial design ‘look-book’

August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Belknap White Broup launches commercial design ‘look-book’

Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG) has created a multi-page publication specifically for architects and designers who specify products for commercial projects. Much more than just a collection of flooring images, the new BWG Look-Book offers a comprehensive gallery of different products assembled to inspire and educate. “Our manufacturing partners continue to capture the latest in designs, and introduce their new products to the marketplace every season,” said Jane Twombly, BWG’s director of specifications. “The 2019 Commercial...

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Mannington’s new digital tools look to make shopping easier

August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Mannington’s new digital tools look to make shopping easier

Salem, N.J.—Mannington recently introduced a suite of new virtual reality digital tools to help make the shopping process easier for both the retail salesperson and the consumer. Recognizing that one of the keys to closing the sale is helping the consumer visualize the floor in her home, these tools offer a simple way for her to do that—and all she needs is her smart phone or tablet. Floors.com/See offers a “virtual walk” on the floor....

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One on one: John Gilbert

August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on One on one: John Gilbert

Aurora, Colo.—John Gilbert is coming up on his one-year anniversary as president of Carpet One Floor & Home. Some would argue he has already brought out some big changes (if not a fresher perspective) for the storied retail cooperative. FCNews caught up with Gilbert in between sessions at the recent Carpet One summer convention here to talk about his experience with the group thus far. FCNews: What experiences have you gleaned from your prior management/leadership roles...

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Call for entries: 18th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Design

August 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Call for entries: 18th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Design

Miami—The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) announced the call for entry for the annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. Sponsored by Endesa, Weber-Saint Gobain, the Port Authority of Valencia and CESCE, the Tile of Spain Awards are intended to promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects worldwide. For its 18thedition, the panel of judges is made up of internationally acclaimed professionals working in the...

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Mercier taps Troy Silveira

August 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Mercier taps Troy Silveira

Montmagny, Quebec—Mercier Wood Flooring has named Troy Silveira its new Southeast regional sales manager, U.S. He most recently served as an account executive with CMH, a division of Haines. Prior to that, he was territory manager for Mastercraft Flooring Distributors in Florida and Georgia. “Troy comes with an extensive background in wood flooring,” said Wade Bondrowski, director of sales, U.S. “The whole Mercier team is pleased to welcome Troy on board.” Mercier, founded in 1980,...

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Flooring America helps sales reps raise the bar

August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Flooring America helps sales reps raise the bar

By Reginald Tucker   Keith Spano, president of Flooring America/Flooring Canada, emphasized the differences between being an order taker and a design consultant/project manager. Aurora, Colo.—Elevating floor covering salespeople and sales managers to a higher level of professionalism while arming them with the tools necessary to generate and qualify more leads, close a higher number of sales and execute more effectively overall. That was the main thrust behind the 2019 Flooring America/Flooring Canada summer regionals....

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AHF Products doubles Cambodian manufacturing capabilities

August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on AHF Products doubles Cambodian manufacturing capabilities

Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products has completed the expansion of its Cambodian engineered wood flooring manufacturing capabilities to offset the impact of tariffs and duties on imports from China. This expansion includes sliced and sawn-face visuals. “Our team stands ready to work with customers to provide the best flooring solutions from our own U.S. plants and our Cambodian facility, all of which are tariff and duty-free,” said Brian Carson, CEO and president, AHF Products.“Although increased prices due to...

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Shaw ranks among top companies to sell for

August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Shaw ranks among top companies to sell for

Dalton—Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) recently earned national recognition, ranking No. 17 on Selling Power magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. Shaw is the only flooring manufacturer to be ranked on the list. For the 19th year, the corporate research team at Selling Power has identified and ranked the best companies to sell for among the top sales forces in the United States. The list represents a variety of company sizes and industries. To gather data, the...

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