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Manufacturers form new wholesale alliances

Hicksville, N.Y.—A quintet of suppliers—HomerWood, High Performance Subfloors (HPS), IndusParquet, Mapei and Metroflor—have each announced new distributor partnerships.

HomerWood has added B.R. Funsten and Co. to distribute its solid and engineered hardwood floors for the California, Arizona and Nevada markets. Funsten is headquartered in Manteca, Calif., and has 25 branch locations throughout the three states. Continue reading Manufacturers form new wholesale alliances

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Executive forecast: Industry officials cautiously optimistic for growth in 2012

For most, 2011 has been nothing to cheer about. Not that anyone really expected different. In fact, when compared to 2010, many said while there were some differences the end result was pretty much a mirror image.

Unlike previous years where manufacturers were just hoping the downward spiral would stop, officials in general are taking a different approach to 2012. To find out their plans, FCNews surveyed many of flooring’s leading suppliers to get their input on what the industry can expect over the next 12 months.

FCNews’ annual Executive Forecast is broken into the various floor covering categories and can be found by clicking the appropriate features: carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient and ceramic tile. Continue reading Executive forecast: Industry officials cautiously optimistic for growth in 2012