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CBC Flooring expands partnership with Sustainable Surfaces

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 2.40.23 PMCary, N.C.—CBC Flooring, a division of CBC America, has expanded the sales territory of Los Angeles-based Sustainable Surfaces (S2) to include all of California.

Founded as an innovative sales agency in Miami during the recession of 2008, S2 quickly gained massive market share and expanded into Southern California with a Los Angeles office in 2013. Capitalizing on CBC Flooring’s Torrance, Calif., warehouse, S2’s Quick-Ship program provides customers the ability to pick up product themselves or receive free freight on deliveries.

“S2 has a history of success and consistently produces one of the highest market penetrations across all territories,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring, CBC Flooring. “The organization quadrupled the sales of our TOLI, Takiron, Halo and Ceres brands in two years when first appointed in Florida, winning our Most Valuable Performer award in 2011. That and their performance in Southern California in 2015 made this a logical decision.”

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Parson’s School of Design honors WELS Sheet

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.56.35 PMNew York—Parson’s School of Design exhibited CBC Flooring’s PVC-free WELS Sheet at its new Healthy Materials Lab on Sept. 28.

Funded by The JPB Foundation, the Healthy Materials Lab is intended to promote and showcase affordable, less harmful building materials amongst architects, designers, builders, faculty and students. CBC Flooring’s PVC-WELS Sheet was chosen from amongst 100 competitive products vying for use in the Healthy Materials Lab’s first project: The Rose, an affordable housing project in Minneapolis.

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CBC Flooring relocates to North Carolina

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 10.15.59 AMCommack, N.Y.—CBC Americas Corporation will invest $3.5 million to strategically relocate its headquarters and East Coast warehousing to North Carolina by summer’s end.

The move will allow CBC Flooring, one of its divisions, to better service its expanding East Coast customer base from a more centralized location while creating 100 new high-paying jobs.

“Having centralized warehousing on both coasts, along with sales and marketing headquartered in North Carolina, will enable us to be more efficient, reduce costs and provide better service to our customer base,” said Chip Braulick, director of CBC Flooring.

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CBC Flooring reaches A&D with HPD/PVC-free combo

cbc_header_01Commack, N.Y.—CBC Flooring’s commitment to providing PVC-free commercial flooring and transparency in product formulations through Health Product Declarations (HPD) has garnered a lot of attention from the A&D community.

“HPDs are in that beginning stage where VOCs were 10 years ago,” said Kimberly Ann Lombardozzi, sustainability manager, CBC Flooring. “Many A&D firms have highlighted us in their product libraries because they’re looking for PVC-free options without harmful halogens, flame retardants, phthalates and chlorine. They’re wowed by our chemistry.”

HPDs, a standard format for reporting product content and associated health information, are a critical addition to the LEED v4 standard which takes effect October 2016. Leading A&D firms have already shifted gears as part of an overall approach to incorporate maximum sustainability into their creative work.

CBC Flooring has HPDs for six of its collections published on its website ( and on, an online tool for specifiers seeking products with HPDs.

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CBC Flooring appoints agent in Southwest

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 11.36.02 AMCommack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring has made a change to its network of agents, distributors and direct sales staff to better service the thriving markets of California and Las Vegas.

Sustainable Surfaces(s2) is now representing all of CBC’s brands in Southern California and Las Vegas. The company formerly serviced the state of Florida, where it quadrupled sales of CBC’s product lines within two years.

“CBC was a tremendous business partner for me in Florida and what I’m seeing already is affirming that we are going to have a very successful partnership in California as well,” said Reade Palmer, president of Sustainable Surfaces. “Because the product lineup is so well rounded now, we have the opportunity to meet the needs of almost every client with a CBC product.”

Palmer founded the firm in 2008 with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility.

“Reade has performed exceptionally well for CBC in the past and I have no doubt he will help grow the Southern California and Las Vegas markets for us,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring for CBC. “We are very pleased to have s2 representing CBC Flooring brands in one of our larger markets.”

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CBC Flooring adds sales agent

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 3.23.45 PMCommack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring has added a new agent to its network of agents and direct sales staff.

Surfaces Central, based in Columbus, Ohio, is now representing all of CBC’s brands in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Surfaces Central owner Brad Lyon is a third-generation flooring expert, and grew up working in a flooring contractor business started by his grandfather.

“Having the technical knowledge allows me to help designers learn about which CBC product lines will work best for our customers’ installations,” Lyon said. “I’m excited about CBC’s product lineup and what we have to offer the architect and design communities.”

“We are delighted to have Brad and Surfaces Central join our network,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring for CBC.

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CBC Flooring hires sustainability manager

Kimberly LombardozziCommack, N.Y. – CBC Flooring has added the new position of sustainability manager to its team, representing another step toward solidifying the company’s position as a leading sustainable flooring provider for the commercial market.

Kimberly Lombardozzi will be responsible for leading all aspects of CBC Flooring’s sustainable initiatives and strategy, including implementing sustainable sales initiatives supporting CBC Flooring’s sales growth, product development and brand awareness. She will report to Huiet England, national sales manager.

With almost 20 years of experience, Lombardozzi most recently ran her own sustainability marketing consulting firm, helping companies define their green messaging, creating better tools to convey such messaging, improving communications and managing Ecoscorecards. Prior to this, she was the sustainability manager and territory manager for The Mohawk Group for four years, serving in a role similar to her new role for CBC.

“I am thrilled to work for a company with a philosophy matching my own when it comes to bringing truly sustainable products to market,” Lombardozzi said. “Green building practices have become the standard with leading architect and design firms across North America and I look forward to sharing the benefits of CBC’s products within these communities.”

Lombardozzi has held significant leadership positions within the U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter and the Greenbuild Host Committee. She has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004 and has been a LEED AP Interior design + Construction since 2010.

“We are delighted to have Kimberly join our team,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring for CBC. “Kimberly’s proven ability and deep knowledge of sustainability practices will help us continue to expand our product offering to maintain and strengthen our position as the first choice in sustainable commercial flooring.”


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CBC Flooring adds two new agents

CBC_FlooringCommack, N.Y.—CBC Flooring has appointed two new agents to represent the company’s five resilient flooring brands in key markets. Susan Phillips is the newest agent at SMP & Co., bringing more than 20 years of experience in sales as a multistate territory manager, most recently working for Amtico International. Continue reading CBC Flooring adds two new agents

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CBC Flooring’s Indelval brand now FloorScore certified

Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring is pleased to announce its Indelval rubber flooring brand as the newest line to become FloorScore certified.

A leading manufacturer of rubber flooring for high traffic areas based in Argentina, Indelval joins other CBC product lines including Sequoia, Wels Sheet, Halo luxury vinyl tile and EcoSpray adhesive in carrying the FloorScore certification.

“Indelval products have a high content of natural rubber harvested directly from rubber trees, a rapidly renewable resource. That alone results in valuable LEED Credits,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring for CBC. “We are pleased to receive this third-party validation of this additional environmental benefit of our rubber flooring brand.” Continue reading CBC Flooring’s Indelval brand now FloorScore certified

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CBC Flooring expands partnership with Spartan Surfaces

Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring and Spartan Surfaces have grown together through a strong and loyal partnership forged six years ago.  Now, Spartan Surfaces is CBC’s largest agent and distributor, representing the company’s brands in some of its largest markets, including New York and Chicago.  Spartan Surfaces currently represents the company’s brands in the East Coast market covering the area from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. Continue reading CBC Flooring expands partnership with Spartan Surfaces