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Executive forecast: Ceramic producers optimistic about 2013

By Louis Iannaco 

Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012

The term “cautiously optimistic” is a well-worn adage, and when it comes to what the future may hold for the ceramic segment, it begs to be used yet again. After doing somewhat better than expected in 2012, industry executives who spoke with FCNews feel better times may truly lie just ahead, even though some admittedly have used that refrain before.

Entering 2013, executives said digital technology has and will continue to make an impact in the coming months and years. Also, larger formats and rectangular designs will continue to grow, as will the emergence of thin tiles. Top players also generally see good things for the housing market, the great dictator of growth or shrinkage in the segment. Continue reading Executive forecast: Ceramic producers optimistic about 2013

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Arley Wholesale’s 9th annual Tile & Stone Expo coming this June

Scranton, Pa.—Arley Wholesale, a family-owned, third generation wholesale supplier of tile, stone, glass mosaic tiles and installation materials, will host its 9th annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition on Tuesday, June 7. Held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition opens at 10 a.m. and winds down around 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening, closing out a three-day celebration that includes the Arley Golf Classic on Monday. Continue reading Arley Wholesale’s 9th annual Tile & Stone Expo coming this June