Posted on

Tandus Centiva shows support for Publicolor

Dalton—Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Publicolor at the organization’s annual Stir, Splatter + Roll Gala on May 16 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

The gala honored two charitable individuals, The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg and E. John Rosenwald, Jr., for their longtime support of Publicolor and its programs.

Recognizing the importance of education and Publicolor, Tandus Centiva along with Suzanne Tick and Antron carpet fiber support the Publicolor Summer Design Studio—an innovative work-study program that utilizes a non-traditional curriculum emphasizing tactile learning experiences. The combination of project-based learning, community service and paid work opportunities provide a compilation of meaningful activities for youth who otherwise would be idle when the school year ends in June.

The Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron carpet fiber collections contribute up to $0.30 per square yard to the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. The contribution is a match among partners based on product sales into education environments. Based on 2015 qualifying sales, $132,497.97 was donated to the Summer Design Studio, helping to prevent summer learning loss for 76 disconnected youth by uniquely teaching math and literacy through product design.

For more information on the Publicolor Summer Design Studio, view the video below. This documentary was selected to be screened during the Marche Du Film in Cannes, France, May 11 – 20.

 

Posted on

Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick, Antron empower Publicolor students through Summer Design Studio

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.03.29 AM

Dalton—Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron Carpet Fiber have teamed up to support the Publicolor Summer Design Studio, an innovative work study program that utilizes a nontraditional curriculum emphasizing tactile learning experiences. The combination of project-based learning, community service and paid work opportunities provide a compilation of meaningful summer activities for youths who otherwise would be idle when the school year ends in June.

The Tandus Centiva, Suzanne Tick and Antron Carpet Fiber collections contribute up to $0.30 cents per square yard to the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. The contribution is a match among partners based on product sales into education environments.

Posted on

Antron teams with Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick to support Publicolor

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 3.18.32 PMDalton—Tandus Centiva has announced the Antron brand as a contributing supplier in its support of Publicolor to raise funding and awareness for the Publicolor Summer Design Studio. Suzanne Tick (STI) designs a collection of soft surface flooring products for Tandus Centiva. When a product from this collection is specified and purchased for an education project, Suzanne Tick and Tandus Centiva have each committed a $0.10 per square yard donation to Publicolor. Antron has committed to matching an additional $0.10 per square yard donation to Publicolor for products using Antron fiber.

“We are pleased to join Suzanne Tick and Tandus Centiva in supporting Publicolor,” said Marc Ahrens, vice president of Invista’s Antron brand. “We are committed to adding value to society, and Publicolor’s efforts to increase student achievement align with our vision and values.”

“We are thrilled and grateful to partner with Tandus Centiva, Antron and Publicolor’s trustee, Suzanne Tick, on this program to benefit Publicolor’s Summer Design Studio, our unique 7-week literacy and math immersion program for high-risk students whom we teach through the scaffold of product design,” said Ruth Lande Shuman, Publicolor’s founder and president.

Posted on

Marc Ahrens named Invista Surfaces’ vice president, commercial

Marc Ahrens

Kennesaw, Ga.  – Invista Surfaces, a segment of Invista Performance Surfaces & Materials (PS&M) and maker of Antron carpet fibers, is pleased to announce that effective immediately Invista’s Marc Ahrens has been promoted to take the helm as vice president, commercial, for the Antron brand. Concurrently, Ahrens’ predecessor, Ralph H. Grogan, will leave Invista to become president of Bentley Prince Street. Continue reading Marc Ahrens named Invista Surfaces’ vice president, commercial

Posted on

Stainmaster given lifetime warranty

Antron gets new brand identity

Kennesaw, Ga.—For the first time in its 25-year history, carpets made with Stainmaster on or after July 1 will carry a lifetime warranty on all food and beverage stains, soiling, static-shock and stains caused by pet urine.

Steve Griffith, chief marketing officer for Invista Surfaces, maker of the Stainmaster fiber, said the warranty enhancement is another step in the company’s commitment to its Stainmaster brand, to its aligned dealer network and “a continued effort to meet consumers’ needs.” Continue reading Stainmaster given lifetime warranty

Posted on

Tandus wins sixth consecutive Antron performance award

 Tandus Flooring takes two additional awards and recognized on two winning projects

Dalton — Tandus Flooring’s Powerbond won its sixth consecutive Antron Sustainable Flooring Performance Award, becoming the first flooring to win every year since the award’s inception. A Powerbond installation at Nederland Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado won the award that recognizes the use of performance-driven flooring in commercial applications.  In addition, Tandus Flooring won two other Antron awards, including the Grand Prize in Antron’s Match Award category for innovative marketing tools, Modular Gold in the Product Innovation category, and was the floorcovering selected on two projects winning Design Awards honoring architects and designers who showcase creativity in flooring design and use. Continue reading Tandus wins sixth consecutive Antron performance award

Posted on

Invista introduces new vice president of business development and strategy for Antron

Invista Surfaces, a segment of Invista Performance Surfaces & Materials (PS&M) and maker of Stainmaster and Antron carpet fibers, welcomes Ralph H. Grogan to its leadership team.

Ralph H. Grogan joins Invista as vice president of business development and strategy, Invista Surfaces, for its Antron brand.  In this role, Ralph will be responsible for continuing to advance the position of the Antron branded offerings in the marketplace and will provide leadership for Invista’s Commercial Surfaces’ sales and field teams to create value for our customers and help to build upon the equity in the over 40-year-strong Antron brand. Continue reading Invista introduces new vice president of business development and strategy for Antron

Posted on

Todd van der Kruik Joins Invista as innovation manager

KENNESAW, GA.—Invista announced today the appointment of Todd van der Kruik to the position of innovation manager for commercial flooring at Invista.  Van der Kruik will lead global product development efforts and merchandising efforts for the Antron brand.

“We are pleased to have someone with Todd’s industry experience and creativity on our team,” said Marc Ahrens, North American sales director for Invista commercial flooring. “The innovation manager is instrumental in helping us develop new fiber systems that can be used by commercial carpet mill product development teams to develop innovative carpet styles for end users. His focus will be to provide insight and feedback to our R&D and technical teams and creatively showcase new fiber systems to the carpet mills.” Continue reading Todd van der Kruik Joins Invista as innovation manager

Posted on

NeoCon 2011: Increase in show attendance mirrors business conditions

CHICAGO—The commercial market is on the upswing, and NeoCon 2011 could not have been more reflective of that trend. Hotel room reservations were up 27% over the three-day NeoCon 2010 period, forcing many members of the A&D community to the outskirts of the city. Elevator wait times at the Merchandise Mart were longer than in recent years, and hallways on the floors housing the permanent showrooms were more challenging to negotiate—all signs of a healthy show. Continue reading NeoCon 2011: Increase in show attendance mirrors business conditions