Laticrete donates to South Florida's CBIA

October 7, 2010 | Comments Off on Laticrete donates to South Florida's CBIA

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete showed its support for the Collier Building Industry Association(CBIA) in Naples, Fla., with the purchase of an engraved brick for the stone path to the organization’s South Florida headquarters. CBIA is involved in construction for builders and contractors from all trades of the industry, with a diverse and active network that includes members in interior design, attorneys and insurance companies. “We’re still running the engraved brick program right now,” said Tom Dardis, CBIA...

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Cikel celebrates 33 years in business

October 7, 2010 | Comments Off on Cikel celebrates 33 years in business

Miami—Cikel America, the U.S.-based sales and marketing division of the world’s largest vertically-integrated manufacturer of exotic Brazilian hardwood flooring, is celebrating 33 years in operation this year. (more…)

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NAFCD names Rado 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

September 30, 2010 | Comments Off on NAFCD names Rado 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Don Rado, former CEO of All Tile. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors exceptional leadership or contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution industry. Rado will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAFCD General Breakfast & Member Meeting, taking place Nov. 17 at the inaugural 2010 NAFCD & NBMDA Distributor Marketplace. (more…)

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Laticrete sponsors Bandolero racecar at Waterford Speedbowl

September 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Laticrete sponsors Bandolero racecar at Waterford Speedbowl

Bethany, Conn.— Laticrete made a sponsorship contribution to Ternullo Racing for the Wild ‘N Wacky Wednesday’s point championship series held each week at the Waterford Speedbowl from late May to Sept. 2. Ternullo, 11, of Middletwon, Conn., had an interesting first season in competitive racecar driving, picking up his first victory back in May and rose as high as fourth in the point standings by mid-August. But Ternullo banged up his Bandolero on Aug. 18...

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USFloors adds third solar array to energy portfolio

September 30, 2010 | Comments Off on USFloors adds third solar array to energy portfolio

Dalton—USFloors will commence the installation of a 365 kw solar array at its facilities. This array will be the third for USFloors, bringing their total to well over half a Megawatt. This installation will make the mill the largest producer of solar in the state of Georgia. “As a nation, we are far behind Europe and China in investments and focus to create alternative energy solutions and help reduce our dependency on oil while generating...

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Gerflor names Chmura U.S. general manager

September 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Gerflor names Chmura U.S. general manager

Chicago—Gerflor, a global designer and manufacturer of multipurpose resilient sports flooring, today announced the appointment of Ken Chmura as its new general manager in charge of sales, marketing and operations for the U.S. sports and commercial divisions effective immediately. Chmura brings more than 20 years of flooring industry experience with him to further strengthen Gerflor USA’s position as a leading North American resilient flooring provider. He will be based in Gerflor’s Arlington Heights office. (more…)

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CARE, Seattle Utilities host sustainable purchasing webinar

September 29, 2010 | Comments Off on CARE, Seattle Utilities host sustainable purchasing webinar

Dalton—In a joint effort to increase carpet recycling in the Pacific Northwest, the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and Seattle Public Utilities hosted a Sustainable Purchasing Webinar for procurement agents that explored current developments in carpet recycling and reviewed the selection of products that are being made from old carpet. The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from procurement agencies and the carpet and recycling industries. (more…)

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Surfaces and StonExpo offer free education in 2011

September 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Surfaces and StonExpo offer free education in 2011

Dallas—Surfaces and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas will offer their education programs free of charge, with the cost of exhibits admission. “With the economy still in full recovery-mode, we understand that attending industry trade shows, though beneficial for networking and growing your business, can be a difficult sell due to the limited budgets business are working with right now,” states Dana Teague, director, Surfaces/StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. “We hope that by offering our education program to registered attendees at no...

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Beaulieu hits two million mile achievement

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Beaulieu hits two million mile achievement

DALTON Ga.—Beaulieu of America associates achieved their 2-million mile goal of walking and running for better health and their individual BYB (Be Your Best) goals. The 4 1/2-mile run/walk event that pushed Beaulieu over the 2-million mile goal was held at a local park in Dalton. (more…)

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Profit On Hold answering industry call, unique system music to mills’ ears

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Profit On Hold answering industry call, unique system music to mills’ ears

PARRISH, FLA.—Profit On Hold, a marketing company headquartered here, has been creating on hold message programs for the flooring industry for 16 years. For Jon McCrensky, vice president, the key to the company’s success has everything to do with marketing and volume. Through his experiences in coordinating marketing continuity programs in the licensing industry, where his clients have included such notables as Oleg Cassini, Adolfo, Lanvin and other international designers, the product placement program developed...

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