Beaulieu announces changes for 2011 to help dealers

December 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Beaulieu announces changes for 2011 to help dealers

Dalton—Almost every aspect of the Bliss brand has gotten a makeover to turbo-charge sales performance on the showroom floor and will be formally unveiled at its mega-booth presence at Surfaces. Beaulieu will retire its current site for Bliss, developed soon after the brand was launched in 2008. The new Bliss site, slated to launch mid-January, will engage, entertain and educate the consumer who does most of her flooring research online. (more…)

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CBC adds new East Coast distributor

December 20, 2010 | Comments Off on CBC adds new East Coast distributor

Commack, N.Y.—Salesmaster Flooring Solutions will serve as the exclusive distributor of four of CBC Flooring’s brands to architects, designers, specifiers and floor covering contractors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. (more…)

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Shaw Living’s 2011 winter market preview

December 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw Living’s 2011 winter market preview

Dalton—Shaw Living released the product specifics and location details for the 2011 winter market. The Tommy Bahama collection has expanded colorways in golds, neutrals and ocean-inspired color combinations. Machine woven in the U.S.A. with Shaw’s EverTouch recyclable nylon, rugs are available in popular sizes ranging from 1’10” x 2’9” to 7’9” x 10’10”.  Suggested retail for a 5’5” x 7’9” is $879. (more…)

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Mohawk nominates ColorCenter and Floorscapes Dealer of the Year

December 14, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk nominates ColorCenter and Floorscapes Dealer of the Year

National Harbor, Md.—Mohawk Industries honored its top Floorscapes and ColorCenter stores by selecting two retailers as National Dealers of the Year at the close of convention here. Joe Montemagni of Baystate Rug and Flooring, Chicopee, Mass., was named 2010 Mohawk Floorscapes National Dealer of the Year; and Todd and Renne Wenner of Lima Carpet Corp and Design Center, Avon, N.Y., were tapped as the 2010 Mohawk ColorCenter National Dealer of The Year.  The awards were...

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Surfaces 2011: Armstrong, Mannington take showroom route

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Surfaces 2011: Armstrong, Mannington take showroom route

DALLAS—Two of the industry’s most influential manufacturers will be exhibiting their wares at Surfaces in private display areas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center next month in Las Vegas. According to Kelly Cooper, marketing manager, Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Armstrong and Mannington Mills will relocate from the main show floor. (more…)

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NAFCD elects 2011 officers, board

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on NAFCD elects 2011 officers, board

CHICAGO—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) elected its executive officers and board of directors for 2011. They are: Bob Wagner, L. Fishman & Son, president; David Williams, Horizon Forest Products, vice president; Harvey Johnson, Mastercraft Flooring, secretary, and Joe Reddington, BPI, treasuer. (more…)

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American Olean hosts ‘Blueprint for Success’

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on American Olean hosts ‘Blueprint for Success’

TULSA, OKLA.—American Olean recently hosted approximately 100 architectural reps here as part of a two-day educational event. The meetings, titled “The Proprietary Spec: A Blueprint for Success,” brought together architects, designers and customers to discuss the latest developments in the industry and provide customer insights into how to better do business. (more…)

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Park tapped to lead Mohawk Commercial

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Park tapped to lead Mohawk Commercial

DALTON—Bentley Park became senior vice president and general manager, Commercial for Mohawk Industries. Park is charged with providing the strategic direction for the mill’s commercial business. “In leading the division,” said Tom Lape, Mohawk’s president, “he will partner with the product management, development, marketing and operations teams to execute the business plan.” (more…)

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USGBC announces LEED Automation

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on USGBC announces LEED Automation

CHICAGO—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Automation, a program designed to streamline and create capacity for LEED building certification process. The program enables LEED Online, the online tool used to submit documentation and certify LEED projects, to interact with third-party technology platforms. (more…)

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HGTV Urban Oasis winner floored by Mullican

December 13, 2010 | Comments Off on HGTV Urban Oasis winner floored by Mullican

NEW YORK—Mullican Flooring was among the sponsors of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2010 Giveaway on hand here Dec. 2 for the “key” ceremony. The event, which also attracted sponsors KraftMaid Cabinetry, Kohler and Acura, was the finale of a $1.5 million sweepstakes where the winner of the grand prize—a fully furnished Manhattan apartment in the newly constructed Residences at W New York-Downtown in the Financial District—was announced. (more…)

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