Mirage captures Award of Excellence for hardwood

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Mirage captures Award of Excellence for hardwood

From left: Reginald Tucker, managing editor, FCNews; Lindsay Baillie, associate editor, FCNews; Chris Thompson, vice president of sales USA, Mirage; and Michelle Swayze, senior marketing manager, Informa. St. Georges, Quebec—Mirage, the hardwood flooring brand renowned for quality, has been honored with Floor Covering News’Award of Excellence in the Hardwood flooring category. This is the 10th time the company has been recognized. “We are honored to be recognized as the top company in the hardwood flooring category...

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RollMaster, Measure Square debut integration interface

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on RollMaster, Measure Square debut integration interface

Hammond, La.—RollMaster is celebrating the successful launch of the software’s seamless data integration with Measure Square Estimating Software. The two flooring software leaders have enjoyed a close partnership for the past few years, and their most recent product integration allows the easy exchange of data with just the click of a mouse. The integration drastically reduces time spent on the ordering process for flooring professionals. Users can measure jobs, originate quotes (complete with catalog SKUs)...

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Aquafil strengthens its position in the U.S.

June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Aquafil strengthens its position in the U.S.

Arco, Italy—Aquafil S.p.A has finalized the acquisition of O’Mara Incorporated for a total consideration equal to $40.5 million. The deal was completed through the group’s U.S. subsidiary, Aquafil USA Inc. O’Mara Incorporated, founded in 1970, produces nylon, polypropylene and polyester fibres mainly in solution-dyed colors in its plant based in Rutherford College, N.C. In 2018, O’Mara reported a turnover of $40.1 million, with margins in line with those of Aquafil Group. O’Mara’s identity and market...

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Gilford-Johnson welcomes new president, equity investment

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Gilford-Johnson welcomes new president, equity investment

Jeffersonville, Ind.—Gilford-Johnson Flooring has announced an equity investment from Johnson Premium Hardwood Flooring. What’s more, the company has tapped industry veteran Bill Schollmeyer as president, effective June 3. Jonathan Blue will remain as executive chairman for the company. These moves solidify the transformational partnership between Gilford-Johnson, the Ku family and Johnson Hardwood, one of the leading manufacturers of premium hardwood flooring in the United States. Recognized for its unparalleled value and superior quality, Johnson Hardwood...

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Karndean to showcase ‘designflooring’ at NeoCon

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Karndean to showcase ‘designflooring’ at NeoCon

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring invites interior designers, architects and specifiers to change the way they see and design flooring from June 10-12 in NeoCon booth 7-8116. From product development to design flexibility and premium performance, the unique Karndean Designflooring approach to luxury vinyl allows for the creation of engaging and memorable environments. “The product development team at Karndean Designflooring travels the world in search of intriguing natural forms, combining the very best features and details in...

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Laticrete launches three-in-one adhesive

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Laticrete launches three-in-one adhesive

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced 125 Tri Max—a three-in-one adhesive with sound control and crack isolation. 125 Tri Max eliminates the need for sound and anti-fracture mats and membranes, allowing for faster, more effective tile and stone installations. Thanks to its three-in-one versatility and lightweight nature, 125 Tri Max aims to save construction professionals money on labor, storage, freight and logistics. “125 Tri Max is the solution needed to allow contractors to carry fewer products on...

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AdHawk raises $13 million to expand flooring SaaS offerings

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on AdHawk raises $13 million to expand flooring SaaS offerings

New York—AdHawk, a company that helps small- and medium-sized businesses expand their digital marketing presence, has announced a $13 million round of new funding. The Series B financing was led by Entrée Capital with participation from Table Management, Accomplice and others. To date, AdHawk has raised $17.7 million. This fundraising effort comes on the heels of AdHawk’s acquisition of FloorForce, the largest digital marketing and website platform for the flooring industry. The acquisition, which was...

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Gilford-Johnson expands leadership team

June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Gilford-Johnson expands leadership team

Jeffersonville, Ind.—Gilford-Johnson Flooring has welcomed a consummate flooring professional back to its senior leadership team. Nik Burdett, a long-time friend and colleague, has been named the company’s chief commercial and development officer. Burdett is rejoining Gilford-Johnson to lead its Southeast/Florida and commercial sales teams as well as to develop new markets and sales opportunities for the company. Based in Atlanta, Burdett brings decades of experience in the company’s regions and in-depth knowledge of customer needs...

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Karndean Designflooring provides CEU on importance of acoustics

May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Karndean Designflooring provides CEU on importance of acoustics

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring, in conjunction with Hanley Wood, LLC, is offering a new continuing education course (CEU) titled “Technical and Practical Benefits of Optimizing Acoustics in Commercial and Residential Buildings.” The course identifies factors affecting acoustic performance and explains acoustic measurements and testing standards, including sound transmission class (STC), impact insulation class (IIC) and Delta IIC (ΔIIC). It also explains the benefits of improved acoustics in commercial and residential applications, analyzes how flooring systems can...

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Cali names Robert Peay new CFO

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Cali names Robert Peay new CFO

San Diego—Cali has hired Robert Peay as its new chief financial officer. Peay recently served as CFO of Skullcandy, where he directed the transition of the international lifestyle audio brand from a public to a private entity, increasing EBITDA by 85% in the process. “I’ve spent my career in consumer brands,” Peay said. “I’m interested in Cali’s growth at this point in its life cycle. It’s well beyond the start-up phase and has proven to...

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