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Carpet Industry Clearinghouse names Bart Rich as president

Dalton, Ga.—Carpet Industry Clearinghouse, also known as CINCH, has appointed Bart Rich as president, effective April 3, 2017.

CinchIn his new position, Rich will assume responsibility over all aspects of the business and focus on its continued growth and outstanding 24-hour service. Rich, who is married to Ashley Anderson Rich, succeeds his father-in-law, John L. Anderson, who founded and ran the company until his untimely passing in October 2016.

“John started the business out of his home back in 1986 by establishing a local solution for manufacturers to quickly order replacement parts, which John would deliver to them day or night,” said Rich. “His determination and vision grew the company into the multimillion dollar supplier and manufacturer it is today.”

Rich will take the helm as CINCH’s second-generation president, and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry. He has served with such manufacturing giants as Shaw Industries, Mohawk Industries and IVC US, where he held a wide variety of positions in finance, sales and marketing; his most recent title being vice president of marketing for Mohawk Resilient/IVC US. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for me to pick up my father-in-law’s 30-year legacy,” Rich continued. “I’m extremely excited about the challenge and am looking forward to continuing John’s success and involvement in the community and building upon that to help take CINCH to the next level.”

Founded in 1986, Carpet Industry Clearinghouse is a leading manufacturer and supplier of replacement parts for carpet yarn machinery, specializing in replacement parts for OEM. The 50,000-square-foot facility and in-house machine shop is ideally located in the heart of the carpet capital between Dalton and Calhoun, Ga.

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Loxcreen Flooring Group launches new product line with 3M VHB adhesive technology

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-2-08-03-pmMississauga, Ontario—Loxcreen Flooring Group recently launched a new product line from its parent company, M-D Building Products, to their distributors all over North America. CINCH by M-D Building Products was established to describe the simplicity of installation on many of M-D’s weather-strip and floor transition products that utilize the 3M VHB adhesive technology.

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-2-15-32-pmLoxcreen introduced four new profiles (stair edge, t-mold, seam cover and reducer) in four complementary colors that all carry the 3M VHB high-strength self-adhesive tape on the back. These transitions can be used with LVT/LVP, laminate and carpet with no need for fasteners. “It is a neat product, there is nothing else like it out there in the trim and molding market and it is a line that can be a benefit to all who sell and use it,” said Julia Vozza, marketing manager of the professional distribution channel.

M-D partnered with 3M in 2012 to collaborate on ways to utilize each other’s strengths. With this new line, M-D chose to use the 3M VHB adhesive technology on floor transitions and create an innovative product that is simple to use, provides great value to the end user and complements all of today’s most popular and economical flooring surfaces.