SmartStrand comes out on top in the Zoo Challenge

November 3, 2010 | Comments Off on SmartStrand comes out on top in the Zoo Challenge

Dalton—After taking abuse from six African elephants, three camels and a black rhino, SmartStrand with DuPont Sorona carpet proved victorious in durability and resiliency in Mohawk’s second SmartStrand Zoo Challenge. For more than two weeks, a combined total of 50,000 pounds of wild animals did their absolute worst to Mohawk’s SmartStrand. This revolutionary carpet stood up to everything the animals could dish out: romping around, the constant tracking in of mud and dirt and doing...

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Commercial flooring seminar offered for Surfaces

October 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Commercial flooring seminar offered for Surfaces

Stafford, Va.—Dave Stafford will present the seminar, “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about the Commercial Flooring Business,” at Surfaces 2011. This 90-minute seminar will feature a panel of experts with answers to questions about doing commercial flooring business.  (more…)

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DFS Commercial launches DFS Green

October 29, 2010 | Comments Off on DFS Commercial launches DFS Green

Foster City, Calif.—DFS Commercial, Inc., a leading provider of commercial flooring products and services, announced it has spun out its restoration and maintenance services division to a newly formed corporation, DFS Green. DFS Green will operate as a standalone corporation and provide restoration and maintenance services for business interiors on a national basis.  Both DFS Commercial and DFS Green will continue to operate in tandem to provide a full spectrum of flooring and textile products...

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Shaw announces winter market dates

October 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw announces winter market dates

Dalton—Shaw announced today the location and dates of the company’s 2011 Winter Market Events.  The theme of the winter markets will be, “Connection,” and according to Kathy Young, Shaw’s director of marketing, the events will introduce soft and hard surface products to the market as well as beautiful displays and competitive programs.  The events will also provide a positive relationship-building and networking forum for Shaw associates and retailers. (more…)

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Beaulieu's employees show pride with the Flying B

October 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Beaulieu's employees show pride with the Flying B

DALTON—In a show of unity and team spirit, 269 Beaulieu of America associates showed up for work early to make a statement of pride about their company. The beloved Flying B, Beaulieu’s trademark since the company’s beginning in the mid-70’s and seen on the company’s fleet of trucks, was choreographed by Beaulieu’s engineers and photographed by Beaulieu’s creative director Bruce Stern. (more…)

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Congoleum releases AirStep Basix

October 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum releases AirStep Basix

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum recently introduced AirStep Basix, an entry level AirStep product specifically engineered for the builder and property management market that features Congoleum’s UltraTec product construction, which blends traditional felt and fiberglass product construction. As a result, like AirStep Evolution and AirStep Plus, AirStep Basix can be installed three ways: loose-laid, perimeter fastened or full spread over a variety of subfloors. (more…)

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NAW Institute and IBM to release new wholesale distribution industry report

October 27, 2010 | Comments Off on NAW Institute and IBM to release new wholesale distribution industry report

Washington—The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) have announced the ninth edition of the wholesale distribution strategy report will be released in late November this year. Facing the Forces of Change: Decisive Actions for an Uncertain Economy provides wholesaler-distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, and their customers with strategic insights into the key business and economic trends affecting the wholesale distribution supply chain through 2015. It also describes the innovative strategies and...

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Shaw's website named in BtoB Magazine’s “Ten Great Websites 2010”

October 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw's website named in BtoB Magazine’s “Ten Great Websites 2010”

Dalton, Ga.—Shawfloors.com has been named one of BtoB Magazine’s “Ten Great Websites” of 2010 in a recent article. BtoB, a business-to-business marketing magazine, highlighted the features that make an effective website and provided a list of ten examples that exemplifies the characteristics every great site should have. (more…)

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GE Capital purchases Citi Financial’s private label credit card portfolio, transaction valued at $1.6 billion including flooring

October 25, 2010 | Comments Off on GE Capital purchases Citi Financial’s private label credit card portfolio, transaction valued at $1.6 billion including flooring

KETTERING, OHIO—In a move that expands the credit pool from its current roster of 215,000 small to mid-sized retail customers, GE Capital acquired sales finance portfolios from Citi Retail Partner Cards, including its flooring portfolio. The Citi portfolio acquisitions include nearly three-dozen retail partner relationships that collectively represent more than 18,000 small to mid-sized Main Street merchant locations across the U.S., and is valued at a total of $1.6 billion. (more…)

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Mapei names Bourdage marketing director

October 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Mapei names Bourdage marketing director

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.—Mapei has named Real Bourdage as strategic marketing director. He replaces Jeff Leone, who left the company to pursue other opportunities. Bourdage is charged with helping Mapei Americas achieve its sales and marketing goals, noted Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of the business unit. Bourdage comes to Mapei with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He has held senior management positions with H.B. Fuller in Canada, including president of...

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