Coverings 2019 donates $150,000 to CTEF

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Coverings 2019 donates $150,000 to CTEF

Orlando, Fla.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, received $150,000 from Coverings during the 2019 show, here. This increases the contributions from Coverings to over $1.5 million. Coverings has been a strong supporter of CTEF’s tile education and installation certification programs through generous funding as well as being a launch site for CTI and ACT hands-on certification testing. More specifically,...

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Coverings celebrates 30 years, expands Installation & Design Experience

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Coverings celebrates 30 years, expands Installation & Design Experience

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, opened its doors April 9 to an enthusiastic crowd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. To kick off the start of the show’s 30th year, representatives from Ceramics of Italy, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), Tile of Spain, the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and the National Tile Contractors Association gathered for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Open through...

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Coverings honors emerging leaders with 2019 Rock Star Awards

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Coverings honors emerging leaders with 2019 Rock Star Awards

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the largest tile and stone trade show in North America, has announced the 2019 Rock Star Awards winners. The Coverings Rock Stars, an Emerging Leaders Program, honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry. The awards continue Coverings’ mission to support industry growth by recognizing young talent and fostering new opportunities. Since its inception five years ago, the program has awarded dozens of young leaders, who have connected...

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Mohawk Flooring North America names Meadows president, residential sales

April 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Mohawk Flooring North America names Meadows president, residential sales

Jeff Meadows Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Flooring North America has announced today Tom Lape will begin his transition toward retirement and Jeff Meadows will succeed him as president, residential sales. In his new role, Meadows will lead sales for all residential channels for soft surface, wood and laminate and resilient product categories, effective immediately. “After more than three decades in the flooring industry, I am thrilled to pass the torch to Jeff,” Lape said. “He has played...

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Shaw Floors’ backing takes silver at 2019 Edison Awards

April 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Shaw Floors’ backing takes silver at 2019 Edison Awards

Chris Yarbrough, director of carpet technology and performance; Jeff Coon,technical manager; and Bryan Morton, technical director – residential division, accepted LifeGuard Spill-proof backing’s Silver Edison Award on behalf of Shaw Floors at a ceremony in New York. New York—Shaw Floors’ LifeGuard Spill-proof backing won silver at the Edison Awards ceremony in New York City on April 4 for offering unprecedented accident protection and a worry-free carpet experience. Widely considered the “Oscars of Innovation,” the Edison...

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NAFCD opens 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey

April 5, 2019 | Comments Off on NAFCD opens 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced the opening of the 2019 NAFCD Financial Benchmarking Survey, conducted in partnership with Mackay Research Group. The report is designed to optimize distributor performance in an environment of relentless pressure on profit margins. Distributor participants in the program receive a side-by side analysis of their performance metrics next to industry averages, allowing for easy identification of areas for improvement and a better understanding of “best practices” of distributor companies....

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Duchateau launches new wall panel collections

April 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Duchateau launches new wall panel collections

San Diego—Duchateau has unveiled two new collections to its signature wood wall panel line—Celestio and Celestio Legno. The collections expand upon the company’s award-winning Inceptiv wall panel line and usher in a new approach to wall covering design with LED backlighting options and stylish patterns that elevate any commercial or residential space. Both collections were developed by Duchateau’s in-house artisans and are offered in a number of contemporary styles to fit any interior. The Celestio...

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Cali debuts Odyssey hardwood collection

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Cali debuts Odyssey hardwood collection

San Diego, Calif.—Taking design expertise and eco-innovation to the next level, Cali is launching the Odyssey collection—a curated presentation of engineered hardwood floors defined by raw beauty and exceptional character. The 11-piece collection includes four European white oak floor styles, four American maples and three American hickories—all responsibly sourced from Lacey Act compliant forests. Odyssey encourages design exploration through varied colors and woods selected for their distinct personality, yet each style remains versatile enough for any type of...

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NWFA to launch apprenticeship program at Expo

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on NWFA to launch apprenticeship program at Expo

From left: John Ladd, Administrator Office of Apprenticeship, and Michael Martin, NWFA president and CEO, sign the NWFA apprenticeship into action at the Department of Labor, Washington D.C. St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association will launch a federally registered Wood Flooring Specialist Apprenticeship at the Wood Flooring Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-3. This new apprenticeship designation is designed to help NWFA members attract new skilled labor into the wood flooring industry. “The skills...

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Swiff-Train names Joe Reddington COO

April 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Swiff-Train names Joe Reddington COO

Houston—Swiff-Train has promoted Joe Reddington to chief operating officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Reddington will be responsible for operations, sourcing, supply chain and customer service as well as the product management and IT initiatives. “The Swiff-Train strength has been our sourcing expertise through the years, and we are best in class when it comes to customer service and operations,” said Shane Calloway, president and CEO. “Joe will now help direct this team to...

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