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Mohawk's Joe Foye receives Smrekar Award at CRI annual meeting

From left: CRI president Werner Braun, Mohawk's Joe Foye, David Moody of Milliken

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton. Outgoing CRI board chairman John Wells offered remarks on the current state of CRI, including the carpet manufacturing trade association’s 2012 restructuring process as well as the organization’s move into an historic building in downtown Dalton and away from the headquarters building it had occupied since 1971.  Continue reading Mohawk's Joe Foye receives Smrekar Award at CRI annual meeting

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NeoCon 2012: carpet mills showcase design and innovation

Chicago—More than 700 manufacturers showcased an array of products and resources here as NeoCon boasted three days of innovations and resources for commercial interiors.

In usual fashion, the flooring industry did not disappoint the nearly 41,000 design professionals who attended this year’s show, as manufacturers from all categories of the commercial industry debuted the latest and greatest in products and services. Continue reading NeoCon 2012: carpet mills showcase design and innovation

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Bentley Prince Street purchased by Minite, senior management

Mill returns to entrepreneurial roots

by Steven Feldman

The senior management team of Bentley Prince Street (BPS) has acquired the company from its parent, Interface, returning the commercial carpet manufacturer to a privately owned entity. The transaction, valued at $35 million, is expected to close in the coming weeks. Continue reading Bentley Prince Street purchased by Minite, senior management

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Interface to sell Bentley Prince Street to investment firm, Minite, senior management

Atlanta — Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Bentley Prince Street division in a transaction valued at $35 million.

Bentley Prince Street will be sold to Dominus Capital, a private investment firm, in partnership with Bentley Prince Street President Anthony Minite and other members of the company’s senior management team. The transaction is expected to close in the coming few weeks, subject to customary closing conditions. Continue reading Interface to sell Bentley Prince Street to investment firm, Minite, senior management

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BPS utilizes top five yarn tailouts creating Oscar Worthy products

City of Industry, Calif. – An award-winning film starts with a great story and Bentley Prince Street’s latest product offering has just that. Oscar Worthy is a celebration of the company’s love for the creative arts, but also continues its heritage of environmental sustainability by incorporating remnants of the company’s top five yarns into its design. The result is a product with a random structure that exemplifies natural beauty and rustic style. Oscar Worthy coordinates well with popular product lines, Urban Scene, Kings Road and International Glamour and is available in broadloom, carpet tile and area rugs. It functions beautifully in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality and Retail environments. Continue reading BPS utilizes top five yarn tailouts creating Oscar Worthy products

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GSA recognizes Bentley Prince Street with 3rd Evergreen Award

City of Industry, Calif. — Bentley Prince Street, an industry leader in commercial carpet design, quality and sustainability, is honored to receive its third Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) since 2001. Every year the GSA IWAC invites environmentally conscientious business partners to participate in its Evergreen Award program, which was developed to recognize efforts in recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction that can set an example for other IWAC business partners to follow. The Evergreen Award itself “closes the recycling loop” in that it is made from recycled glass. Continue reading GSA recognizes Bentley Prince Street with 3rd Evergreen Award

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Holly DeBrodt named director of sustainability for BPS

City of Industry, Calif. – Bentley Prince Street, Inc., an industry leader in commercial carpet design, quality and sustainability, is pleased to introduce Holly DeBrodt as the company’s new director of sustainability. DeBrodt has been with Bentley Prince Street since 2009 and previously served as a sales representative based in Portland, Oregon. Her background in sales will be beneficial to both associates and customers, as she will bring a valuable perspective to Bentley Prince Street’s multi-faceted sustainability philosophy and programs. Continue reading Holly DeBrodt named director of sustainability for BPS

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Bentley Prince Street receives Inaugural Climate Leadership Award

Bentley Prince Street has received an inaugural Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Green House Gas (GHG) Management (Goal Setting).  Winners were announced recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) (formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), and The Climate Registry (TCR). The awards recognize corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing carbon pollution. From setting and exceeding aggressive emissions reduction goals to reducing the emissions associated with shipping goods, these organizations are improving efficiency, identifying energy and cost saving opportunities, and reducing pollution. The awards were handed out during the inaugural Climate Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Continue reading Bentley Prince Street receives Inaugural Climate Leadership Award

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If it’s Good for the planet, it’s Good for Profits.

Anthony Minite, President, Bentley Prince Street, Inc.

After reflecting on our first big trade show of the year, I think we all need to come clean about sustainability. It seems every manufacturer is claiming to be the leader in sustainability and backing it up with huge advertising and marketing campaigns. It’s time to talk about making an honest commitment to sustainability. You can talk all you want and blast it on the biggest billboards and in the glossiest magazines, but without proof, it’s all just talk.

Since Bentley Prince Street is committed to responsible manufacturing, we have nothing to hide and see no need to confuse the marketplace with an inundation of green claims and labels.  For this reason, we provide third-party verification of our sustainability claims with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Continue reading If it’s Good for the planet, it’s Good for Profits.

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Main Street: Carpet tiles lay blueprint for sustainable retail expansion

As other areas of floor covering have lost market share, (FCNews, June 27/July 4), Main Street, carpet tiles, have grown noticeably among many of the manufacturers surveyed by FCNews. Continue reading Main Street: Carpet tiles lay blueprint for sustainable retail expansion