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Pinnacle’s new HQ to assist growing needs of customers

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 11.14.47 AMCarrollton, Texas – Pinnacle Interior Elements Ltd., a global hardwood flooring manufacturer, recently unveiled the site of its new corporate headquarters. Effective immediately, Pinnacle’s new location at 1445 Bradley Lane, Suite 101, Carrollton, Texas, will facilitate service for its growing family of valued distributors.

As well, the Texas-based company has partnered with a third-party logistics facility to house, manage and facilitate Pinnacle’s hardwood flooring inventory.

“The hardwood flooring industry is steadily increasing, and the demand for Pinnacle’s products is growing,” said Brenda Cashion, Pinnacle’s vice president of marketing and operations. “This new facility will help Pinnacle manage that growth and continue providing quality service to our expanding distribution family.”

Meanwhile, distributors from Maine to Florida will find more focused and dedicated service when Pinnacle opens its East Coast Distribution Center in late September.

CA International, Pinnacle’s parent company, also has relocated its office from Berkley, Calif., to Richmond, Calif., where it will share offices with Pinnacle’s West Coast distribution center.

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Derr Flooring rejoins Pinnacle’s distribution network

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 11.14.47 AMCarrollton, Texas – Pinnacle Interior Elements Ltd., a global hardwood flooring manufacturer, announced that Derr Flooring Co. has rejoined its family of national distributors.

As part of Pinnacle’s distribution family, Derr will showcase Pinnacle’s Portofino and Hearthstone Classics product lines—both available to Derr’s customers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island.

“Derr Flooring is excited about the opportunity to rekindle our relationship with Pinnacle Interior Elements,” said Rick Holden, chief operating officer for Derr. “Pinnacle was able to offer us products that fit some specific needs for style, design and value.”

Pinnacle’s Portofino line is a 100% full-face veneer made from character grade, rustic American hickory. This seven-ply, engineered flooring is 3/8-inch thick, with 5-inch wide planks, and has up to 48-inch lengths. Portofino features enhanced micro-beveled sides and chiseled ends.

Also available to Derr customers is Hearthstone Classics, featuring hand-scraped, 100% full-face veneer, seven-ply engineered flooring, with slightly pillowed edges and chiseled ends. Hearthstone is 3/8-inch thick, has up to 72-inch lengths available and comes in a random-width plank pattern that is 5-, 6- and 7-inches wide.

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Wood mills form alliance, file petition on Chinese imports; aims to level the domestic hardwood playing field

WASHINGTON—The Coalition for American Hardwood Parity (CAHP), an association of U.S. manufacturers of engineered wood flooring, filed an unfair trade petition on Oct. 21 regarding imports of multi-layered wood products from China.

The petition, filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC), asserts that imports of the product are sold in the United States at dumped prices, and that Chinese manufacturers have gained an unfair competitive advantage. Continue reading Wood mills form alliance, file petition on Chinese imports; aims to level the domestic hardwood playing field