CARE Entrepreneur Meeting: Interest in recycling on the rise

March 18, 2010 | Comments Off on CARE Entrepreneur Meeting: Interest in recycling on the rise

ATLANTA—Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) held its sixth annual Entrepreneur Meeting recently at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. The organization hosted more than 60 representatives—with about 20% being first-timers—from over 47 different organizations with a vested interest in the carpet recycling industry. The purpose of the meeting is to focus on the needs and issues of the entrepreneurial carpet collection and processing community in a collegial and open atmosphere, while providing an informal networking forum...

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Uniboard opens plant in North Carolina

March 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Uniboard opens plant in North Carolina

MONCURE, N.C.—Pergo’s sister company Uniboard has begun operations at its new medium-density and high-density fiberboard (MDF/HDF) plant following a one-year relocation from its original home in La Baie, Canada. Fabian Schiffer, vice president of corporate communications for Pfleiderer, parent of both Uniboard and Pergo, said the new facility is part of Pfleiderer’s mega-site concept, which is “leading to advantages in cost and competitiveness due to higher efficiency.” (more…)

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Shaw’s Epic line goes ‘Platinum’

March 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw’s Epic line goes ‘Platinum’

DALTON—Shaw’s high performance finish, ScufResist Platinum, will now be applied to its Epic brand. According to mill executives, the finish is up to six times more resistant to scuffs than similar finishes. “Testing proves that ScufResist provides the consumer with permission to enjoy life on her hardwood floors,” said Kevin Thompson, Shaw’s hardwood product category manager. ScufResist Platinum’s manufacturing processes are the same as previous finishes in the line but has added ultra-wear, resistant particles...

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National speaker coming to LIFCA for two training seminars

March 9, 2010 | Comments Off on National speaker coming to LIFCA for two training seminars

PATCHOGUE, N.Y.—Nationally known speaker and author Jim Ackerman will be coming to the Long Island Floor Covering Association (LIFCA) on March 16 for two educational events on marketing, advertising and sales. The first session is an “intensive four-hour seminar,” noted Joe Bianculli, LIFCA’s president, and will take place in Plainview, Long Island, starting at 1 p.m. Ackerman said the class “is loaded with powerful, profit-proven principles, strategies and easy-to-use tactics for helping you quickly and...

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J&J Industries captures GSA Evergreen Award

March 9, 2010 | Comments Off on J&J Industries captures GSA Evergreen Award

DALTON—J&J Industries has been selected a winner of the 2009 Evergreen Award. Presented by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the award recognizes efforts in recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction. J&J provides carpet for GSA through its J+J/Invision brand. The 2009 Evergreen Awards were presented to four businesses in the following categories: Furniture, Valley Forge Fabrics; Sports, EcoPlay Playgrounds; Furnishings, J&J, and Technologies & Electronics, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA. (more…)

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Calendar

March 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Calendar

March 15 & 16 NALFA Installer Certification School Los Angeles 423.316.1566 (more…)

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CARE reaches milestone of 250 members, movement picking up more momentum as industry initiative readies for next phase

March 8, 2010 | Comments Off on CARE reaches milestone of 250 members, movement picking up more momentum as industry initiative readies for next phase

A major milestone was recently reached by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)—250 members—indicating the movement is starting to gain real traction after eight years of hard work to put the voluntary effort into place. In fact, over the past year, CARE has seen its membership double from where it has been over the previous eight years. A significant increase in membership is a celebrated achievement for any organization. CARE, which relies solely on membership...

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Wools of New Zealand acknowledges Fashion Dynamics winners at Surfaces

March 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Wools of New Zealand acknowledges Fashion Dynamics winners at Surfaces

ATLANTA—Wools of New Zealand’s (WONZ) annual Fashion Dynamics competition during Surfaces was successful in drawing retailers to the wool area and exposing them to the innovative styling of its mill partners, noted Elise Demboski, executive director. This year’s contest included 36 WONZ and Laneve brand products, which were voted on for Best Overall and Best Color Line. (more…)

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Mapei commits to Global ReLeaf with American Forests

March 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Mapei commits to Global ReLeaf with American Forests

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.—Mapei has signed an agreement to participate in the Global ReLeaf program with American Forests, the nation’s oldest citizen-based environmental organization. “Environmental care is a fundamental part of the company’s philosophy, of our corporate commitment and industrial responsibility,” said Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of Mapei Americas. “For this reason, Mapei works continuously on the development of products in aqueous dispersion formats and those which are solvent-free.” (more…)

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NWFA offers members financial management service

March 8, 2010 | Comments Off on NWFA offers members financial management service

ST. LOUIS—In accord with the financial times, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is offering a new financial service for members. With the help of financial management firm B2B CFO, NWFA is giving small to mid-market companies the chance to better understand and control their finances, said Ed Korczak, NWFA’s CEO and executive director. B2B CFO is a firm geared toward helping start-up, small and mid-sized businesses find financial clarity and set goals. Founded in...

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