Dalton—Rodney Mauter has joined Lexmark Carpet as executive vice president of residential sales. Mauter will be responsible for overseeing the Lexmark Living and Tailored by Lexmark brands, as well as continuing to develop residential retail programs.
Mauter has over 19 years of experience in the residential flooring segment, most recently as senior director of sales operations for the Mohawk hard surfaces division. Previous positions include district manager of soft and hard surface, national retail marketing manager and territory manager for Mohawk Industries.
“Rodney brings experience in developing brands and sales teams and we look forward to building a stronger presence within the residential market.” said Todd White, founder and CEO of Lexmark Carpet.
Dalton—Lexmark Carpet Mills has completed its acquisition of Northwest Carpet, a leading, Dalton-based hospitality manufacturer. Lexmark is a vertically integrated manufacturer that produces broadloom for hospitality, residential and niche commercial applications while Northwest specializes in solution-dyed broadloom for the hospitality market.
Northwest Carpets was founded in 1977 by Randy Coker and his father, Edward Coker. From the onset, Northwest has focused on supplying solution-dyed broadloom carpet to the price-sensitive and custom-oriented hospitality market. Randy Coker remains an investor in the combined company as part of this transaction.
Dalton—Miami-based private equity firm, H.I.G. Capital announced it has made a strategic investment in specialty carpet firm, Lexmark Carpet Mills of Dalton.
Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Continue reading Private equity firm invests in Lexmark Mills
by Steven Feldman
Dallas—Against the backdrop of some improving economic indicators that have helped rally floor covering sales, Abbey Carpet & Floor’s annual convention here saw its greatest attendance in the last five years. And paralleling the increase in bodies was a sense of optimism not seen at recent conventions. Continue reading Abbey Carpet & Floor: Business, exclusives, exposure on the upswing