Metroflor hands out distributor awards

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LAS VEGAS—Metroflor, for the 11th consecutive year, honored its distribution network during Surfaces with its annual awards presentation. The highest honor of the night was the The Gerald Raskin Visionary award, named for the company’s founder, which went to Santa Fe Springs, Calif.- based Tri West. “The Visionary Award honors a distributor that best demonstrates confidence in taking on new products, predicting a product’s success and understanding the needs of the marketplace,” said Michael Raskin,...

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Sisters win big at Just Shorn coming out party

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Las Vegas—The launch of Just Shorn carpets and rugs at the recent CCA Global Partners annual IDG retailers’ conference was very successful, Elders Primary Wool chairman Stu Chapman said. The Just Shorn brand is part of a new partnership between New Zealand’s Elders and CCA, parent of Carpet One. (more…)

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New heat-friendly underlayment hits market

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NORFOLK, NEB.—MP Global has released QuietWarmth, an underlayment conducive and effective with radiant heat, especially under floating floors in laminate, engineered wood and ceramic mate- rials. Non-metallic, proprietary FiberThermic electric heating elements are embedded in the padding, distributing warmth evenly throughout any room without drafts, said Jack Boesch, director of marketing. (more…)

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Mapei buys additional property in Dalton, manufacturing plant in Bulgaria

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DALTON—While others downsize or worse, Mapei continues expanding. The company has recently acquired an additional 80,500 square-foot building on 5.2 acres of property located here. The new facility is located within a mile of the company’s APAC adhesives production plant, which Mapei purchased in April of last year (FCNews, April 20/27). “The availability of raw materials makes the location ideal for our purposes; we’ll begin retrofitting the plant to produce Mapei powdered products right away,”...

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Green Seal develops corporate certification

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WASHINGTON—The 20-year old non-profit certifier of green products and services, Green Seal, is now offering an eco-friendly certification process for companies, called the Company Certification Program. The new development is an extension of Green Seal’s 30 environmental standards and over 3,500 green certified products and services. What makes this program unique is the assessment of entire companies rather than individual products at a time, said Arthur Weissman, president and CEO of Green Seal. (more…)

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USGBC’s Web site offers a ‘guiding light’

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WASHINGTON—As part of its mission to educate the masses on the benefits of green building, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Home Guide Web site is designed to act as “a community where green home experts come together to help people green their home— homes that use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for your family.” Greenhomeguide.com’s features include a Pro Directory where visitors can...

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Calendar

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March 5 & 6 CFI/RFS Carpet Installation Training & Certification Little Rock, Ark. 816.231.4646 March 10 & 11 Armstrong/J.J. Haines Heat Weld/Flash Cove Installation School/Certification Goldsboro, N.C. 866.272.6226 March 10 to 12 Carpet & FabriCare Institute IICRC Rug Cleaning Technician San Diego 800.455-4278 March 15 & 16 NALFA Installer Certification School Los Angeles 423.316.1566 March 16 Dal-Tile/NTCA NTCA Workshop Portland, Ore. & St. Louis 601.939.2071 March 18 Dal-Tile/NTCA NTCA Workshop Salem, Ore. & Springfield, Mo....

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USFloors adds to its solar collection, will have largest array in Georgia

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Dalton—The largest commercial solar panel configuration in Georgia since the 1996 Olympics was commissioned by USFloors, a manufacturer committed to sustainability and environmental awareness. The 144.48 kW solar photovoltaic panels are to be built on the factory site here and should cover around 14,5000 square feet, all visible from Interstate 75, company officials said. “The array is expected to more than cover the energy needs for our green building, with enough left over to power...

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NALFA launches blog for consumers

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WASHINGTON—Blogging has quickly become part of many Americans’ reading habits as they turn to the Internet for information on anything and everything. To better connect with and educate consumers about laminate flooring, the industry, products and trends the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) has created the blog, “All About Laminate Flooring.” Located at allaboutlaminateflooring.blog spot.com, Bill Dearing, NALFA’s president, said the blog is the first step in the organization’s vision to “reach out to...

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New Buildex show to be held with NeoCon

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CHICAGO—A new trade show, Buildex Chicago, will take place June 14 to 16 at the Merchandise Mart here in conjunction with NeoCon. Sponsored by MMPI, it will be geared toward building owners, developers, facility managers, property managers and building engineers. Organizers say there will be over 150 exhibitors and 80 seminars. Mark Falanga, MMPI’s senior vice president said the show complements NeoCon, which attracts more than 40,000 designers, architects and facility managers, and is the...

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