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Wood: Technology helps drive category to recovery

David Shaoulpour of Horizon with Laurel, one of the new lines constructed with FSC-certified wood.

By Matthew Spieler

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

(Second of two parts)

Las Vegas—As illustrated in Part I of this feature (FCNews, Feb. 4/11), wood manufacturers are using technology to help the category recover from the housing collapse. This technology is allowing new ways of presenting classic species by merchandising exotic looks without the matching price tag. Following is more of what attendees witnessed last month on the Surfaces show floor. Continue reading Wood: Technology helps drive category to recovery

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Mannington appoints Sheehan VP of commercial LVT

CALHOUN, Ga. — Mannington has named David Sheehan vice president of the company’s commercial LVT business. Sheehan will be responsible for the growth of all Mannington Commercial LVT, including Amtico.

“With the acquisition of Amtico International by Mannington, we have become the market leader in LVT as part of Mannington’s strategy of providing choices that work for resilient surfaces,” said Tyrone Johnson, senior vice president of commercial hard surfaces. Continue reading Mannington appoints Sheehan VP of commercial LVT

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NALFA announces nominees for 2012 Lammy Awards

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) congratulates the nominees for the 2012 Lammy Awards. NALFA presents the Lammy awards annually to companies and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the laminate flooring industry.

NALFA’s board of directors anonymously nominates individuals and organizations for each category. NALFA members, as well as the editors of Floor Covering Installer, Floor Covering News, Floor Covering Weekly, Floor Focus and National Floor Trends, then vote for the winners. The first Lammy Awards were presented in 2007. Continue reading NALFA announces nominees for 2012 Lammy Awards