Tarkett’s ReUse/ReStart in high gear, recycle 19 million pounds in its North American facilities in 2009

September 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Tarkett’s ReUse/ReStart in high gear, recycle 19 million pounds in its North American facilities in 2009

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO— Launched in 2003, Tarkett’s ReUse/ReStart programs entail the recycling of installed flooring in the commercial market, installation waste and product samples. In 2009, the programs recycled 154 million pounds of flooring globally, conducting the recycling process in-house at several plants worldwide and in the U.S. In the mill’s North American facilities, 19 million pounds of flooring were internally recycled. Reclaimed and recycled volume for 2010 is projected to hit 35 million pounds....

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Big Bob’s offering new program that pays franchisees for their ideas

September 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Big Bob’s offering new program that pays franchisees for their ideas

SHAWNEE MISSION, KAN.—While just about every buying group claims its members are among the industry’s elite, some are more heavily weighted. Take Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet of America. Despite having less than three-dozen members, many are also owners of some of the industry’s largest, most respected full-service operations. While they already take an active role in the cash-and-carry franchise, Scott Perron, Big Bob’s president, wants to take it to the next level by tapping into...

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Mapei’s Squinzi honored with NTCA’s Cornerstone Award

September 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Mapei’s Squinzi honored with NTCA’s Cornerstone Award

ORLANDO, FLA.—The tile and stone industry got a rare glimpse of “the man behind the cubes” when the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) honored Dr. Giorgio Squinzi of Mapei with the Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award for Lifetime Achievement earlier this year. Mapei is well known for the colorful “cubes” present on all of its packaging which represent the chemicals that bring innovative advances to flooring installation and concrete restoration systems. A video shown during...

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Mirage launches fall flooring event

September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Mirage launches fall flooring event

Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada— Mirage announced the launch of its Fall in Love with Mirage! sales event. This hardwood flooring sale will take place across United States from Sept. 27 to Nov. 20, at all participating Mirage dealers. During the event, consumers can take advantage of a mail-in cash rebate for up to $750 on purchases of 1,000 square feet or more, $300 for purchases of 450 to 999.9 square feet, and $125 for purchases of...

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Mohawk partners with Dallas Zoo, herd of elephants

September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Mohawk partners with Dallas Zoo, herd of elephants

Dalton—As a bigger and better follow-up to last year’s Ricko the Rhino challenge, Mohawk is teaming up with the Dallas Zoo this October to once again put SmartStrand fiber to the test. For two weeks, six African elephants, the world’s largest land mammal, will live on Mohawk’s carpet to challenge stain resistance and those 45,000 pounds will test its resiliency. (more…)

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Armstrong achieves Climate Registry status

September 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Armstrong achieves Climate Registry status

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong achieved Climate Registered status with the Climate Registry, an organization supported by states, provinces, territories and tribes, which measures, publicly reports and third party verifies their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory according to the Registry’s voluntary reporting program. Armstrong is the first and only company to date to have three years of global emissions records, from 2006 to 2008, verified in accordance with the Registry’s program. Armstrong was also recognized for committing to reduce...

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Lauzon celebrates its 25th anniversary

September 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Lauzon celebrates its 25th anniversary

PAPINEAUVILLE, QUEBEC, CANADA—From one sawmill and seven people, Lauzon is celebrating its 25th anniversary of operation this year. The mill now operates 11 facilities throughout Quebec with over 800 employees, and supporting a reputation for distinctive hardwood flooring are two proprietary distribution centers, a sawmill and four finishing plants, nearly 1,000,000 hectares of public forests—50% of which are FSC-certified— and 22,000 hectares of private forest. In the last 20 years, the mill has been ranked...

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NAFCD, NBMDA join forces for ‘Marketplace’

September 15, 2010 | Comments Off on NAFCD, NBMDA join forces for ‘Marketplace’

CHICAGO—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) will present the inaugural NAFCD & NBMDA Distributor Marketplace from Nov. 16 to 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo. This new and improved event for distributors and manufacturers within the floor covering, specialty building material and woodworking distribution channels combines the best of both association legacy events to provide distributors with more thoughtful sessions on the trends shaping our...

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WONZ sponsors Wool for a Better World

September 15, 2010 | Comments Off on WONZ sponsors Wool for a Better World

MARIETTA, GA.,—Wool flooring will be front and center this November when Wools of New Zealand (WONZ) kicks off its Wool for a Better World promotion that includes benefits for consumers, retailers and suppliers. WONZ’ participating mill partners will offer Premier Partner retailers at least 10% off wholesale prices for its branded products during the promotion, beginning Nov. 1. (more…)

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Anderson receives Pinchot award for sustainability

September 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Anderson receives Pinchot award for sustainability

HOUSTON—Anderson Hardwood Floors has long been lauded as not only an environmentally responsible manufacturer but for working to make the industry more sustainable, and last month the company’s efforts were recognized with the Hardwood Forestry Fund’s (HFF) Gifford Pinchot Award. The highly acclaimed award was given by the non-profit HFF to Anderson for outstanding contributions of employees toward advancing conservation interpretation and education, while caring for the land and serving people. (more…)

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