Shaw introduces new laminate finish

January 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Shaw introduces new laminate finish

Dalton—Shaw released a new, high-gloss, durable laminate finish the mill has dubbed OptiGuard. Highly scratch resistant and made in the U.S., OptiGuard increases the detail, beauty and realism of Shaw’s laminate floors. To demonstrate the strength and resilience of OptiGuard, Shaw staged a torture test at the company’s laminate manufacturing facility in Ringgold, Ga. in Nov. 2010; Shaw laminate with OptiGuard endured 1,500 passes from an 18, 790-pound forklift. (more…)

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Teragren appoints new president from within the ranks

January 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Teragren appoints new president from within the ranks

Bainbridge Island, Wash.—Teragren announced that Mike Boshart, formerly vice president of the mill, has been promoted to company president. (more…)

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Anderson introduces its first-ever laminate collections

January 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Anderson introduces its first-ever laminate collections

Fountain Inn, S.C.—For the first time in company history, Anderson Hardwood Floors introduces three collections of upscale laminate products. The collections, named Essentials, Artisan and Brilliance, feature a variety of styles with a wide array of species and beautiful colors at reasonable prices. Anderson laminates are made in the U.S. with a strong, stable and moisture resistant coreboard with a patented, adhesive-free, locking system on all four sides, so it is quick and easy to...

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Lauzon signs on with Floor Service Supply

January 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Lauzon signs on with Floor Service Supply

Papineauville, Quebec, Canada—Lauzon expanded its U.S. distributor partnership with Galleher by adding Floor Service Supply Co., a Galleher division based in San Jose, Calif. (more…)

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Laticrete facility leader moves to distributor sales

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Laticrete facility leader moves to distributor sales

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete will move Matt Adamson from a leadership position in production at the Laticrete facility in Indianapolis, to distributor sales representative for the Laticrete Indiana territory. “We are excited to have Matt join our team,” said Eric Pucilowski, regional manager. “His sales background, as well as his intimate knowledge of the manufacturing processes of setting materials, gives our team another added dimension. He has a high energy level and is eager to get up...

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Anderson expands in 2011; new products and retailer incentives

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Anderson expands in 2011; new products and retailer incentives

Fountain Inn, S.C.—Anderson is suiting up retailers for a successful Spring selling season with several new introductions, Spring “Show and Sell” promotion at 2011 regional markets, and pallet rebates on the Anderson American Express Rewards card. Don Finkell, Anderson president and CEO of Shaw Hardwood said, “At Anderson, we’re working with Shaw to partner with the retailer, offering the most innovative, stylish products and technology to satisfy the consumers’ desires—and deliver great value.” (more…)

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Beaulieu’s new website educates, entertains

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Beaulieu’s new website educates, entertains

DALTON—Beaulieu of America is completing its own home makeover—its home on the Internet, that is. Slated to launch in time for Surfaces and the spring selling season, Beaulieu’s new website under the Bliss brand has been in development for several months. “The entire purpose for this new website is quite simple,” said Patricia Flavin, senior vice president of marketing. “We want to support our dealers with the best website possible to entertain and educate the...

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Feizy names Robetor vice president of sales

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Feizy names Robetor vice president of sales

DALLAS—Doug Robetor has joined Feizy Rugs as vice president of sales. A 35-year flooring industry veteran, Robetor has worked for Oriental Weavers/Sphinx as southern regional manager and, most recently, as the national sales manager for Loloi Rugs. “Doug’s knowledge of the industry and his sales and business acumen are well-known and respected,” said John Feizy, president and CEO. (more…)

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J&J acquires Templeton Hospitality

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on J&J acquires Templeton Hospitality

DALTON—J&J Industries has completed the acquisition of Templeton Hospitality Carpet. Templeton, established in 1974, manufactures and supplies carpet to the hospitality market segment with a focus on public spaces, guest rooms and corridors. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. (more…)

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Obituary: Robert Rennie, adhesive and installation industry sales executive

January 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Obituary: Robert Rennie, adhesive and installation industry sales executive

LA QUINTA, CALIF.—Robert Rennie was the kind of person who stuck to you—be it friend, co-worker, mentor or more—probably due to spending more than 35 years working as a sales executive for flooring adhesive and installation companies. On Nov. 19, he lost his seven-month battle with leukemia and passed away at the age of 64. (more…)

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