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Nelson, Delozier recognized at CRI meeting

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J&J Flooring’s Russ Delozier, left, and Eric Nelson of Interface with their awards.

Dalton—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its annual membership meeting here recently, highlighted by the presentation of the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award. This year, for the first time, there was a tie in the voting for the award resulting in two winners: Eric Nelson of Interface and Russ DeLozier of J&J Flooring Group. Continue reading Nelson, Delozier recognized at CRI meeting

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CRI adds products to Seal of Approval program

CRIDalton—The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has approved several new products under its Seal of Approval program.
 New vacuums include commercial backpack model SSS 1500C w/Straight Suction tool (AO Kit) from Triple S of Billerica, Mass.; SEBO America’s household upright models Automatic X4, Automatic X5, Electronic 370/370 Comfort, Essential G1, Essential G2, and Felix 1 Premium; and Tornado’s commercial canister model Tornado TV2 PN 93280.

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CRI revises commercial model specification

CRIThe Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has released a revised edition of its commercial model specification that contains information on carpet performance characteristics for a number of user audiences. 
In its new, streamlined format, the revised document is intended to be an easy-to-use tool that will assist architects, designers, building owners and others to select carpets with the right performance profiles for their project needs, CRI said. Continue reading CRI revises commercial model specification

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Who’s helping retailers? Everyone from mills to groups to associations

Part 2

By Matthew Spieler

FCNews Volume 27/Number 12, October 22/29, 2012

Retailers can use all the help they can get when it comes to driving traffic to their stores and providing tools and resources to grow their businesses.

Last issue, Floor Covering News looked at what some of the major manufacturers, suppliers and buying groups are doing to help specialty dealers succeed. This time we surveyed the industry’s national associations and trade shows to find out what they are doing to help retailers be more successful. Continue reading Who’s helping retailers? Everyone from mills to groups to associations

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Members approve Carpet & Rug Institute restructuring

DALTON—John Wells, president of Interface Americas and chairman of the board of directors of the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) has announced board approval for a new organizational structure for CRI, the carpet industry’s primary trade association. CRI represents the manufacturers of 95% of the carpet made in the United States, their suppliers and aligned industries. Continue reading Members approve Carpet & Rug Institute restructuring

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Manufacturing summit: Focus on energy issues, taxes

DALTON—A manufacturing summit held here recently at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center not only attracted some top business leaders but also some of the top political leaders from Georgia and Tennessee with the focus of the conference landing squarely on energy issues and taxes. Continue reading Manufacturing summit: Focus on energy issues, taxes

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CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

DALTON—The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), in collaboration with The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), has formed the Healthy Carpet Workgroup. Consisting of experts (end-user and scientific) the group will discuss and report ways to keep carpet healthy in schools through better selection, cleaning and maintenance. Continue reading CRI, HFI to form Healthy Carpet Workgroup

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CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—Nine years ago the thought of recycling carpet back into itself or another product was minimal at best. Then the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) was born and, since that time, more than 1.7 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet (PCC) has been recycled, with an additional 300 million pounds diverted from the nation’s landfills. Continue reading CARE: Industry passes 2 billion pound mark in diverting carpet