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Value is provided through education and networking

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Talk to the executive board of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), and they agree their mis- sion is simple: Provide value. And that value proposition extends from affording a better experience at its annual conference to the programs it offers throughout the year. Continue reading Value is provided through education and networking

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Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

LANCASTER, PENN.—Armstrong announced it will initiate a 4% to six 6% price increase in the United States and Canada on residential luxury vinyl tile, laminate, residential sheet and tile, and select commercial sheet products. In addition, a 2.5% increase on commercial vinyl composition tile, and a 3% to 10% increase on installation, maintenance and accessories (IMA) products, beginning with shipments on January 23, 2012. Continue reading Armstrong announces price increase on resilient flooring

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Mohawk ranks in Training's Top 125 for seventh consecutive year

DALTON—Training magazine has again recognized Mohawk Industries as one of the “Top 125” training organizations. This is the seventh straight year Mohawk has ranked on the list, which evaluates excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. Mohawk was honored for a multitude of corporate training efforts, including Mohawk University, which provides retailers with world-class training, education and business management resources. Continue reading Mohawk ranks in Training's Top 125 for seventh consecutive year

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Cooperatives give local choices without compromising value

MANCHESTER, N.H.—The Choose A Co-op movement, focused on the importance of supporting cooperative businesses, will kick off the recently announced 2012 Year of the Cooperative. The Choose A Co-op video, which presents our current economic situation and highlights how cooperative businesses can help, was first released at the National Cooperative Business Association’s 17th Annual Conference for Purchasing Cooperatives and has since gained tremendous ground through social networks such as YouTube and Facebook. Choose A Co-op has also just released an infographic as a simple way to educate consumers about cooperative businesses. Continue reading Cooperatives give local choices without compromising value

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Beaulieu preparing for strong 2012

DALTON—Beaulieu of America has announced additional changes for 2012. Ralph Boe, president and CEO announced that Jeff Meadows, chief marketing officer and James Lesslie, chief operations officer have left the company effective immediately. Both executives have left to pursue other interests, according to Boe. Continue reading Beaulieu preparing for strong 2012

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Shaw announces 2012 winter markets schedule

DALTON—As flooring retailers throughout the U.S. begin preparing for the 2012 selling season, Shaw Floors is announcing the “Power Up” Winter Markets, a lineup of the company’s 2012 product, display and program introductions. Continue reading Shaw announces 2012 winter markets schedule