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January 2012: Calandrino, Mishkin, Pumphrey inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

After a one-year drought without an inductee, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) Flooring Industry Hall of Fame has opened its doors to three individuals in 2012: Sonna Calandrino, Sandy Mishkin and Paul Pumphrey.

Each inductee has played a significant role in retailing as teachers, merchandisers and buyers. Continue reading January 2012: Calandrino, Mishkin, Pumphrey inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

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Al’s column

By FCNews staff

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

BELATED WISHES: Floor Covering News would like to extend a belated Happy 50th Anniversary to internationally renowned textile designer Elke Arora, who began her professional career in October 1962 with German carpet manufacturer Besmer. Since FCNews’ inception, Arora’s husband, Rolf, has been our foreign correspondent in Europe, and Elke herself has contributed many color and fashion trend stories. Arora, who is German born, was one of the first to understand fashion is global. She has maintained a residence in Dalton since 1969, a year after opening her own studio in Canada. However, since the 1970s she has worked from her home studio in Hannover, Germany, home to Domotex. Continue reading Al’s column

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Mohawk Group product catalog combines creativity, practicality

Marietta, Ga.—For the first time, three of Mohawk’s commercial flooring brands—Karastan Contract, Lees and Bigelow—are compiled in one printed publication that architects and designers can easily reference. The Mohawk Group is issuing its inaugural product catalog, which contains detailed information about every product manufactured under these brands as well as photography of the company’s collections. Continue reading Mohawk Group product catalog combines creativity, practicality

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Mohawk introduces first product catalog

MARIETTA, GA.— For the first time ever, Karastan Contract, Lees and Bigelow are compiled in one printed publication that architects and designers can easily reference. The Mohawk Group is issuing its inaugural product catalog, which contains detailed information about every innovative product the company manufactures, as well as photography of all the company’s collections.

Continue reading Mohawk introduces first product catalog