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J+J Flooring Group introduces two textural carpets

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 3.24.46 PMDalton— J+J Flooring Group has introduced two Invision carpet products: Structure and Mineral. Featuring sophisticated textures and colors, both products can be used in a variety of environments.

Structure is a simple and elegant broadloom inspired by the unique details of various architectural elements. Tweed-like, rugged textures combine with uneven weights and coloring evoking the look of aging brick, hand-woven textiles and weathered woods.

Mineral is a 24 x 24 modular product that brings a classic look to multiple decors. Seven colors ranging from green, gray and chestnut offer expansive design flexibility. The company’s ColorLoc Plus technology brings an added level of superior color performance.

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J+J Flooring Group cited in Waste360’s zero waste to landfill operations

Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 5.04.17 PMDalton—J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, was highlighted in Waste360’s list of top 20 companies with zero waste to landfill operations.

Serving approximately 70,000 professionals worldwide, Waste360 is the leading information and services provider to the solid waste, recycling, organics and sustainable communities. “[J+J Flooring is] the first commercial flooring manufacturer in the United States to achieve landfill-free status,” the company wrote. “For years the company has worked to reduce waste it sends to landfills through effective reuse, recycling and repurposing methods.”

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J+J Flooring Group names Fuehrer director of product

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 12.58.26 PMDalton—J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, has named David Fuehrer as the company’s new director of product. Fuehrer will be responsible for leading J+J’s product design studio. He will also oversee and lead the company’s broader corporate product strategy.

Fuehrer brings nearly two decades of successful product design and management expertise. He most recently served as an associate and product design practice area leader for Gensler.

“David’s talents and experience makes him uniquely qualified for this important role,” said Ross Leonard, corporate vice president of marketing, J+J Flooring Group. “Beyond his proven ability to combine manufacturing and production experience that yield innovative product solutions, he has demonstrated the ability to lead geographically and aesthetically diverse teams, develop consensus and meet critical deadlines.”

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J+J Flooring names Blackstock corporate VP of sales strategy

Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 11.25.17 AMDalton—J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, has named Bill Blackstock as the company’s new corporate vice president of sales strategy.

Blackstock will succeed Bill Crosley, current corporate vice president of sales strategy, who is retiring later this year after 36 years with the company. In the interim, Blackstock will work closely with the entire J+J leadership team to further hone the company’s short and long term sales strategies and product initiatives. Blackstock will assume his new role Sept. 1.

“Our success has always been founded on the quality of people that comprise our company,” said David Jolly, president and CEO of J+J Flooring Group. “With Bill Crosley and Bill Blackstock, we have two of the finest sales management professionals in our industry.”

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J+J Flooring Group receives AVA Digital Award

JJFG_Ingenuity_video%5B1%5DScreen Shot 2015-03-16 at 9.37.16 AMDalton—J+J Flooring Group’s “Ingenuity. Every day.” video has been named a Gold Winner in the corporate image category of the 2015 AVA Digital Awards. The international awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.

The inspiring video provides a thoughtful look at the company’s rich history of innovation and how that innovative spirit is part of the organization’s ethos today.

“It’s validating to see our message of innovation and environmental responsibility recognized by marketing, communications and creative professionals,” said Russ Delozier, director of sustainability. “We hope those that see the video are just as inspired in viewing it as we were in making it.”

The video can be viewed at http://www.jjflooringgroup.com/sustainability/.

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J+J Flooring Group introduces first Kinetex plank products

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 2.04.10 PMDalton— J+J Flooring Group has introduced the first modular plank products from Kinetex textile composite flooring. The sophisticated ombre patterns of Umbra and Umbra Stripe were inspired by the darkest, innermost shadow of an eclipse. This effect, when set upon a modular plank, creates a myriad of design installation possibilities ranging from sublime and refined to tailored and bold.

These products are constructed of a knitted polyester fabric and cushioned polyester felt backing, and come in 18”x36”. Kinetex offers a soft textile aesthetic with the durability of hard surface flooring, making it an ideal flooring solution for multiple types of interiors.

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J+J Flooring partners to host workshop for facilities professionals

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 2.04.10 PMDalton—J+J Flooring Group is partnering with APPA, a leading professional association of education facility managers, to present a Facilities Drive-In Workshop Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

In collaboration with APPA and Kent State University, J+J Flooring Group has developed a content focus that has strategic application to financial outcomes and student and faculty satisfaction in education facilities. The primary session will address branding while the afternoon session will explore the emergence of “evidence-based design” in the product evaluation and selection process for commercial interiors.

“Educational institutions have a tremendous opportunity today to drive positive financial and stakeholder outcomes by leveraging their brands and considering evidence-based design for their flooring selection,” said David Daughtrey, J+J Flooring Group’s director of business development for education. “This workshop will provide facility professionals the insight, tools and real-world examples they need to implement successful branding and evidence-based flooring specifications at their institutions.”

There is no fee for attendance, but space is limited. In addition to a complementary continental breakfast and lunch, attendees will earn 0.4 CEUs, four PDH units and four LUs. The registration form can be found at http://www.appa.org/kentstate%5Fjjflooring/.

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J+J Flooring releases 2013 Sustainability Report

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 10.12.29 AMDalton — J+J Flooring Group has released its 2013 Sustainability Report.

 The annual summary provides an update on sustainable advances in product development, resource reduction, certifications and progress toward the company’s goals.

Some of the highlights of the report include:

· A lighting plan for more than 900,000 square feet of manufacturing space includes upgrading more than 1,200 fixtures, eliminating and recycling less useful fixtures, and improving overall lighting with added sensors and natural light. The redesign projects annual savings of more than $100,000 and is a big step toward the 2020 goal of reducing energy intensity by 20%.

· In its second year, the Aquafinity wastewater reclamation system achieved more than a 50% reduction in water used in the dyeing process via reclamation, cleaning and reuse. Ultimately it will recover 90% of dyehouse wastewater annually. The process also creates warmer water, supporting energy conservation goals.

· Waste reduction moved forward with 99.7% of raw materials made into finished products or recycled. Less than 0.3% was sent to a landfill with a goal of being landfill-free by 2015. The company continues to implement programs such as an in-house yarn extrusion process that reduces use of virgin nylon. In 2013, J+J averaged 22% pre-consumer recycled content in products using Encore SD Ultima yarn.

· Introduced in 2013, Kinetex is a textile composite flooring and alternative to hard surface flooring.  Manufactured using no less than 50% post-consumer recycled content, it is the only flooring product that can be recycled into itself, much like an aluminum can. It was selected as a 2014 Top 10 Green Building Product by Environmental Building News and GreenSpec.

· J+J completed Environmental Product Declarations on all major product families. Health Product Declarations on all major product families will be released by the end of 2014.

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J+J Flooring Group partners with CHD Research Coalition

Print Dalton — J+J Flooring Group announced it has joined The Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition as the exclusive industry partner. The CHD Research Coalition studies evidence-based design as it relates to the built environment—providing therapeutic, safe, efficient and effective healthcare settings.

Comprised of research professionals, design practitioners and healthcare administrators, the Research Coalition steers funding for healthcare design research, helps guide these projects to success, and develops information and tools for implementing evidence-based design in existing and new facilities. Members of the Research Coalition include individuals representing organizations such as HDR, SmithGroup, MedStar Health, Adelante Healthcare, Texas Tech University, Cornell University, Mercury Healthcare Consulting, and Gresham, Smith and Partners.

J+J Flooring Group has extensively promoted the principals of evidence-based design through the creation of focused continuing education units, technical documents and product research.

“We believe the emergence of evidence-based design is transforming the way buildings are being designed and operated, improving outcomes, and having a very positive impact on the quality of life for patients,” said David Daughtrey, J+J Flooring director of business development for healthcare markets.  “To that extent, we recognize the need for more research and the importance of the Research Coalition’s work, and we’re pleased to support it.”

“We are happy to welcome J&J Flooring Group as the sole partner of CHD’s Research Coalition. J&J Flooring Group has a strong understanding of the importance of research and a commitment to implementing evidence-based design into existing and new facilities, making them an ideal sponsor,” said Mark Goodman, vice president, business development, The Center for Health Design.  “Collaboration is an important element of our mission and with this partnership, the Research Coalition will continue to steer funding for healthcare design research, guide projects to success and develop information and tools for implementing evidence-based design into facilities.”

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J+J Flooring partners with APPA to sponsor education workshop

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 2.01.01 PMDalton — J+J Flooring Group has recently joined with APPA, a leading professional association of education facility managers, to present an APPA Facilities Drive-In workshop.

The event is scheduled to take place April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brown Lupton University Union on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It includes a continental breakfast and lunch and is free to educational facility professionals. Attendees will earn .4 CEUs, four PDH units and four LUs.

As a sponsoring partner, J+J Flooring Group has selected a content focus that will have strategic application to both financial outcomes and student satisfaction in higher education facilities. Presentations will address topics including:

  • The intersection between branding and higher education and the implications on the built environment;
  • How facilities professionals of learning and cultural institutions can translate institutional identity into a successful visual communications program;
  • How campus facilities can support and enhance the overall branding goals of the institution;
  • The emergence of evidence-based design in learning environments and how these principles can be successfully applied to the floor covering evaluation and selection process.

Experienced presenters and subject matter experts have been carefully selected to serve as session leaders for the event and include Brian Brindisi, Gensler design director of brand design; Kimberly Hickson, FAIA, LEED AP, Gensler Firmwide education and culture leader; and Keith Gray, J+J Flooring group director of product innovation.

The complimentary workshop is the first in a series to be held throughout the United States in 2014. It is geared toward facility directors, business officers, managers, supervisors and technical personnel from colleges, universities, K-12 public school and private academies, museums and libraries.