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Mannington to raise prices on VCT

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 8.48.34 AMSalem, N.J. — Mannington Mills Inc. announced it would be implementing a price increase of 4% on all of its Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) products effective with shipments on Jan. 5, 2015.

The company cites substantial increases in raw material, energy and other costs as the reasons that necessitate this increase.

“Despite rising costs, the commercial market is performing well and we are optimistic that will continue,” said Jack Ganley, president, commercial business, at Mannington Mills. “We continue to look for ways to deliver innovative style, choices that work, and exceptional value to our customers.”

The increase will affect both the U.S. and Canada.

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Mannington Commercial expands Xpress Quickship program

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 10.48.44 AMCalhoun, Ga. — As part of its ongoing commitment to leading the industry in service, Mannington Commercial announced it is expanding its Xpress Quickship program.

“At Mannington, we know the value of delivering flooring to a job site, quickly and reliably. So we have built the infrastructure and logistics to quick-ship hard and soft surface products within five business days,” said Jack Ganley, Mannington Commercial president. “And because we know that it’s critical to have the right product for each project, we offer a wide range of stunning, sophisticated aesthetics and colors, at a variety of price points.”

The program provides a comprehensive product offering including carpet, LVT, VCT, and wall base–all available within five business days, guaranteed. The expanded program includes more products than ever before. More than 300 carpet products are available, for orders up to 1,000 square yards (and up to 2,500 yards on select choices). In hard surface flooring, 100 Amtico and Spacia LVT patterns and colors are available up to 10,000 square feet. The company is so confident in its ability to deliver, that they offer a guarantee: if Mannington misses a shipment, they will discount that order by 10%.

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Mannington Commercial names Roby Isaac to lead carpet and hard surface design

Roby_Isaac_loresCalhoun, Ga. – Mannington Commercial announced that Roby Isaac has been named director of design for both carpet and hard surface. He will be responsible for product development and execution of product strategy, reporting directly to Mannington Commercial president Jack Ganley.

Isaac brings expertise in design, manufacturing and customer interactions to the role. He started his career with a decade in carpet design, including management positions with Milliken, Tandus and Monterey. For the past three years, he has worked for Mannington as creative manager of commercial hard surface, instrumental in the launch of products in the homogeneous and heterogeneous sheet, inlaid, VCT, and LVT categories.

“Our company’s deep experience in both hard and soft surface products is a key advantage for our customers,” Ganley said. “Now, we are continuing to leverage this advantage by bringing both carpet and hard surface design under Roby’s leadership. We’re excited to see his vision further enhance Mannington’s reputation for design excellence.”

Isaac holds a degree in textile design from Philadelphia College of Textiles, Philadelphia University.

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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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Starnet celebrates 20 years with record turnout

by Matthew Spieler

Fajardo, Puerto Rico—Twenty years ago, changes were taking place that still reverberate today: In politics, Bill Clinton and the Democrats were taking office; in entertainment, Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” and in flooring, 12 flooring contractors got together to form what is today the Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Cooperative. Continue reading Starnet celebrates 20 years with record turnout