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Ferro named president of Tandus Centiva

Len Ferro
Len Ferro

Solon, Ohio—Effective immediately, Len Ferro has been named president of the Tandus Centiva business division of Tarkett North America, prorating to Glen Morrison. Ferro succeeds Glen Hussmann who announced his retirement in January. 

Glen Morrison, president and CEO of Tarkett North America, expressed his gratitude to Hussmann “for his leadership and many contributions to our Tandus Centiva organization. His commitment to the development of his team has made our organization stronger. We thank him and wish him all the best in his retirement.” 
Ferro brings significant expertise, knowledge and experience to this role, having served most recently as COO of the organization since 2013 and previously as CFO from 2004, when he joined Tandus Centiva. In his roles he has worked extensively with all aspects of the Tandus Centiva business. As COO, Ferro led the sales organization and during that time the team successfully expanded the business and achieved record sales. Prior to Tandus Centiva, he worked 17 years in various financial and controller positions with organizations such as Ernst & Young and Swift Galey.
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Tandus expands portfolio via Tandus purchase

Hicksville, N.Y.—Tarkett has acquired Tandus Flooring. The move allows Tarkett to expand into the commercial carpet business in North America and Asia Pacific, and enhances each company’s ability to provide their customers a broader range of products and services. The transaction closed Sept. 28.

“This acquisition is aligned with our mission to enhance our customers’ return on investment and quality of life, now offering complementary solutions in both hard and soft surfaces,” said Michel Giannuzzi, Tarkett Group CEO. “Thanks to this strategic move, we will reinforce our position as a global leading flooring provider, extending our activities in the commercial carpet market in North America while further developing our footprint in the fast growing Asian markets. Leveraging the combined strength of Tandus and Tarkett, we will continue to grow faster than the market.” Continue reading Tandus expands portfolio via Tandus purchase

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Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

But lack of public funding stalls institutional

by Steven Feldman

It wasn’t too long ago the flooring industry was lamenting a downturn in the commercial market as the re-cession that decimated the residential side of the business began to spread like wildfire. But those days seem to be in the rear-view mirror as commercial flooring posted low-single digit growth in 2011. Knowledgeable observers pinned the growth anywhere from 2.5% to 5% in dollars, a little less in units. Continue reading Corporate, healthcare fuel commercial business

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Tandus receives safety award from GAM

Dalton ­–Tandus Flooring was honored with a first place Georgia Association of Manufacturers Safety and Performance Award for the company’s tufting facility. The award recognized manufacturing facilities with 100-299 employees and is one of six awards Tandus Flooring received during the GAM Annual Safety Conference and Awards Luncheon held earlier this month in Atlanta. Continue reading Tandus receives safety award from GAM