New printing technology in 2011 from Pergo

November 15, 2010 | Comments Off on New printing technology in 2011 from Pergo

RALEIGH, N.C.—Despite more than three years of negative sales for the laminate category, brand leader Pergo has not let up on the innovation button. Last year the company introduced the patented PerfectFold locking technology (FCNews, Sept. 28/Oct. 5, 2009) and, as it prepares for next year’s introductions, a new printing innovation has been announced. (more…)

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ISO 26000 standard addresses social responsibility

November 15, 2010 | Comments Off on ISO 26000 standard addresses social responsibility

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—ISO 26000, which gives organizations guidance on implementing social responsibility (SR), has been approved for publication as an ISO International Standard. With its release date of Nov. 1, the publishing of ISO 26000 will prove to be a tipping point in worldwide implementation of SR practices, noted Chris Knop, director of Avasara, a hotel/hospitality consulting services firm based in Hong Kong and Macau. (more…)

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NRF Fall Flooring Market: New products, CEUs for commercial

November 15, 2010 | Comments Off on NRF Fall Flooring Market: New products, CEUs for commercial

UNCASVILLE, CONN.—More than 1,500 representatives from as many as 650 stores turned out for the NRF Distributors’ Fall Flooring Market here last month. Members raced to take advantage of unique buying opportunities from 80 vendors across all categories as well as multiple educational credit courses. “You can hear the buzz on the floor,” said Terry Gray, senior vice president of marketing. “With the economy improving there is a lot more activity and not so much...

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J&J Industries honored for eco initiatives

November 15, 2010 | Comments Off on J&J Industries honored for eco initiatives

DALTON—J&J Industries has been honored with a 2010 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Award by the Coalition for Government Procurement. J&J received the award in the Green Contractor category. According to the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Green Contractor award goes to the builder who has made the best overall commitment to the environment by either offering environmentally friendly products and services, or adhering to environmentally sound manufacturing and operating procedures. Winners were chosen in 16...

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QFloors conference: Focus on user and executive education

November 12, 2010 | Comments Off on QFloors conference: Focus on user and executive education

Snowbird, Utah— Three days at 12,000 feet in the Wasatch Mountains at the Snowbird Cliff Lodge was the setting for QFloors 10th annual conference. It was literally an event of higher learning. The conference is the premier place to clear up concerns about the company’s software, fine-tune operating skills, learn about new features and network, said Chad Ogden, CEO of QFloors. “They get and give input on their business processes, and what works for them....

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Interface's Anderson to be awarded USGBC 2010 Leadership Award at Greenbuild

November 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Interface's Anderson to be awarded USGBC 2010 Leadership Award at Greenbuild

Washington—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2010 Leadership Awards, recognizing organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. The 2010 awards recognize leadership achievement in the private, public and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors. “This year’s recipients are accelerating the green building industry through innovative ideas in tandem with strong leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC....

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Congoleum launches Facebook and YouTube pages

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Congoleum launches Facebook and YouTube pages

Mercerville, N.J.—Congoleum announced the launch of its new Facebook page and YouTube channel. Retailers and consumers are invited to become fans of Congoleum by liking the page and learning about new products, decorating hints, and installation tips at facebook.com/congoleum. The site features room scene photos showcasing Congoleum floors, videos and in depth informative product pages. (more…)

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UL acquires TerraChoice, EcoLogo program

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on UL acquires TerraChoice, EcoLogo program

OTTAWA, CANADA—ULC Standards, the Canadian affiliate of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has acquired majority ownership of TerraChoice, a global leader in environmental certification and green marketing, and exclusive manager of the EcoLogo program. TerraChoice joins UL’s global network through its sister company UL Environment in providing third party environmental services to companies around the world. (more…)

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Valinge patents laminate recycling technology

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Valinge patents laminate recycling technology

Viken, Sweden— Välinge has patented a new method for recycling laminate flooring. In 2007, a method was developed in which old laminate floor panels are mechanically cut into small particles, mixed with binders, and pressed and formed to sheet shaped material to be used as a core in a new, traditional laminate floor panel or a powder-based WFF floor panel. (more…)

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Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet One Floor & Home's pink ribbon mats available for the holidays

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon welcome mats have arrived in 10 expanded styles for the 2010 holidays. Since 2004, the co-op has contributed financially to breast cancer research through the co-op Welcomes Your Support program. Welcome mats woven with the pink breast cancer ribbon allocate 25% of those funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the years, the program has raised more than $800,000 in the...

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