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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Revolutionary spray adhesives making installation quicker, easier, safer

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Revolutionary spray adhesives making installation quicker, easier, safer

Adhesives and floor coverings go together like peanut butter and jelly, though flooring glue is considerably harder to spread. That was, until recent technological advances allowed for a viable spray application, making for a greener, safer product and installation process that contributes to healthy indoor air quality. When one hears the term “spray adhesive” the old method of high pressure systems that distributed glue all over the floor, walls and installer comes to mind. Glue...

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Producers tout latest green offerings, developments

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Producers tout latest green offerings, developments

Environmentally friendly is a buzz phrase the flooring industry has seen become part of mainstream business conversation. Through research and development, focus groups and more, hardwood flooring executives have taken the temperature of the masses and have come to realize the importance of being green is great. Accordingly, the products they manufacture are increasingly reflecting a consumer desire for a smaller carbon footprint and a conscious effort to be part of the environmentally responsible products...

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USFloors’ GreenGuard certification grows

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on USFloors’ GreenGuard certification grows

DALTON—USFloors has achieved GreenGuard’s Children & Schools certification for its line of Natural Cork floating floors with the Endura ART finish as well as its entry level Ecocork floating floors. Earlier this year, the mill achieved the Children & Schools certification for its Natural Bamboo flooring line, the only bamboo flooring line to achieve this stringent certification standard for indoor air quality. (more…)

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Companies helping to build improved service, offering many customer relationship management programs

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Companies helping to build improved service, offering many customer relationship management programs

Last issue, Floor Covering News examined the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) in terms of what it is and how it relates to a retailer’s business. The article also looked at why today’s innovative software programs make it easier than ever for owners to grow and succeed, especially from products created specifically to meet the needs of the floor covering industry. Recognizing that CRM is an actual business strategy aimed at understanding, anticipating and...

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Shaw’s Clear Path Recycling begins operations

September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw’s Clear Path Recycling begins operations

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.— Clear Path Recycling, a joint venture between Shaw Industries and DAK Americas, officially began processing operations in July. Created to produce recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) from post-consumer plastic bottles, Clear Path Recycling will bring the first phase of its facility here to full capacity by the fourth quarter of this year. (more…)

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