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Interface reports higher income, sales

InterfaceFlorAtlanta—Interface recently reported second quarter net income of $11.0 million, or $0.17 per share, compared with $10.3 million, or $0.16 per share, a year ago.
Sales for the quarter were up 6.1% to $243.5 million, compared with $229.5 million in the second quarter of 2012. Continue reading Interface reports higher income, sales

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InterfaceServices facility earns LEED–CI Gold certification

InterfaceFlorAcworth, Ga.—The facility housing InterfaceServices—the installation and maintenance business unit of modular carpet tile producer Interface—has earned LEED-CI Gold certification. The interior includes 6,636 square feet of offices plus a 26,977-square-foot warehouse operation. Randall-Paulson served as the architectural firm of the corporate campus, with Morrison-Hershfield consulting on and overseeing sustainability aspects for Interface. Both firms are Georgia-based. InterfaceServices took occupancy in May 2011. Continue reading InterfaceServices facility earns LEED–CI Gold certification

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Carpet creation for a cause: Interface hosts artistic charity event

by Melissa McGuire

New York City—Interface North America unknowingly kicked off one of the most anticipated fashion nights of the year with its inaugural IdeaLab:12 Carpet Art event, held here at its newly opened showroom in midtown Manhattan.

Formed in partnership with Interior Design magazine, the event is a spinoff from a 2009 function held at Interface’s LaGrange, Ga., manufacturing facility in which select designers were invited to create vignettes using only Interface’s carpet materials. Continue reading Carpet creation for a cause: Interface hosts artistic charity event

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Bentley Prince Street purchased by Minite, senior management

Mill returns to entrepreneurial roots

by Steven Feldman

The senior management team of Bentley Prince Street (BPS) has acquired the company from its parent, Interface, returning the commercial carpet manufacturer to a privately owned entity. The transaction, valued at $35 million, is expected to close in the coming weeks. Continue reading Bentley Prince Street purchased by Minite, senior management

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Carpet tiles offer wide range of solutions

by Emily J. Cappiello

There are times when an installation just calls for carpet, whether it is because of a usage standpoint, value standpoint or design stand-point. However, there are times in which broadloom is not a practical choice for a number of reasons. Enter carpet tile, a flexible solution for installation that can fit just about any design or budget specification. Continue reading Carpet tiles offer wide range of solutions

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Interface celebrates new global look at Milan Design Week

Milan — As the prestigious Milan Design Week opens, Interface, has announced the launch of a new evolved global brand and an edgy, innovative new collection. Both underscore the carpet tile manufacturer’s design and sustainability leadership. Interface is the only carpet company present at the exclusive and leading design venue La Triennale di Milano. Continue reading Interface celebrates new global look at Milan Design Week

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Congressman Graves addresses CRI annual meeting

Dalton, Ga. —U.S. Congressman Tom Graves was the keynote speaker at the Carpet and Rug Institute’s annual membership meeting held Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton.

Representative Graves spoke about the connection between the U.S. housing market and Northwest Georgia’s carpet industry, mentioning he is currently sponsoring legislation with U.S Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, designed to reduce foreclosures by allowing people to withdraw funds from their 401(k) and individual retirement accounts to pay down the principal on their home mortgages without incurring penalties. Continue reading Congressman Graves addresses CRI annual meeting

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InterfaceFLOR wins five IIDEX Innovation awards

TORONTO—InterfaceFLOR took home five IIDEX/NeoCon Innovation Awards, including Gold in the Sustainable Products category for Striation, a new modular carpet tile produced from yarn that is created from salvaged fishing nets plus reclaimed fiber from the company’s own ReEntry recycling process. The other four honors, also announced last week during IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, included Silver for both Red Carpet Collection and its Silurian/Matrix pairing, and Bronze awards for Permian and Raw. This quartet of winners won in the Modular Carpet category. Continue reading InterfaceFLOR wins five IIDEX Innovation awards

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Obituary: Interface founder Ray Anderson loses battle against cancer

ATLANTA—Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface and environmental pioneer, lost his 20-month battle against cancer here Aug. 8. He was 77.

An honors graduate of Georgia Tech’s school of industrial and systems engineering in 1956, Anderson founded Interface in 1973 to produce the first free-lay carpet tiles in America. Interface, is now the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet tile, which it markets under the InterfaceFLOR, FLOR, Heuga and Bentley Prince Street brands. Continue reading Obituary: Interface founder Ray Anderson loses battle against cancer