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QEP signs CDC Distributors for Harris Wood

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.50.50 PMBoca Raton, Fla. — QEP has signed an agreement with CDC Distributors of Cincinnati as the company’s newest flooring distributor.

CDC will carry the full line of Harris Wood-branded engineered and Harris cork flooring products in Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.

CDC has been a longstanding distributor of QEP tools and Roberts Adhesives.

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QEP completes acquisition of Faus Group

Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 9.08.44 AMBoca Raton, Fla. —  QEP Co. said it has completed the acquisition of laminate maker Faus Group. 
Faus USA manufactures and distributes laminate flooring under the Fausfloor brand.

Faus USA operates out of a 380,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility located on over 78 acres in Calhoun, Ga. 
“The acquisition of Faus USA and its superior manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Ga.,  will allow the company to offer its customers a line of high end laminate products, that complement the Harris Wood line of engineered wood products as alternatives to existing imported products,” said  
QEP Chairman Lewis Gould.

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Harris Wood Floors updates marketing materials

HarrisWoodDisplayUpdateBoca Raton, Fla.—Harris Wood Floors has updated its marketing materials and is introducing the Harris Wood Magazine. “It’s elegant, it’s time-refined, it’s a fashion statement, it’s the new look for Harris Wood,” said Jamie Clingan, senior vice president of marketing for Q.E.P. Continue reading Harris Wood Floors updates marketing materials

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QEP launches new HISCO website

QEPBoca Raton, Fla.—Q.E.P. Co., Inc. is pleased to reveal the new and improved HISCO-branded website,  This new site is filled with helpful product information on the recently acquired line of high quality professional grade HISCO hand tools.

The new easy-to-use website highlights the benefits of our Fiberglass handles and provides in-depth information on the legacy behind the quality of the HISCO handles. There is also information provided on HISCO’s ProGold Series of tools, HISCO’s Trench Shovel Line-up and introductions to the Mud Shovel and Undertaker. Continue reading QEP launches new HISCO website

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Q.E.P. completes acquisition of Plasplugs

QEP Logo 2012Boca Raton, Fla.—Q.E.P. recently announced that its wholly owned U.K. subsidiary, Q.E.P. Co. U.K. Ltd., has completed the purchase of the Plasplugs trade name and other assets of the Plasplugs business.

Founded in the early 1970s, Plasplugs’ first product was the general-purpose wall anchor. Today, its product range also includes fasteners, sharpeners, tiling tools and spacers, tile cutters and saws, knives, abrasives, electrical products and power tools. Continue reading Q.E.P. completes acquisition of Plasplugs

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Q.E.P appoints Maertl as COO

Boca Raton, Fla.Herbert Maertl has been promoted from senior vice president of Global Supply Chain to Q.E.P’s COO.

Maertl’s new position will include overseeing company operations and supervision of manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout North America, reporting directly to Leonard Gould, president of Q.E.P. In addition, he will develop plans for all future acquisitions and coordination of all Q.E.P. facilities to ensure the company continues to meet and exceed customers’ expectations.

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QEP named exclusive distributor of Homelux products

Boca Raton, Fla.QEP has been named as the exclusive authorized distributor of Homelux products in North America. QEP will represent the full line of Homelux-branded products and accessories throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean region.

Homelux is a leading international brand of tile trims, tile accessories and tiling tools based in Ashbourne, United Kingdom. They boast a large SKU assortment across multiple categories including tile trims and seals, under tile heating, waterproof matting, crack suppression, wet rooms and glass mosaics. They have market penetration in the UK and European professional outlets as well as the major retailers throughout these regions.

“We are excited to partner with a dynamic company such as Homelux,” said Jamie Clingan, senior VP of marketing, QEP.  “The superior collection of the Homelux range of products combined with the strength of QEP’s existing product lines and market penetration is a combination for success for both companies.”

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CFI carpet certification at Surfaces 2013

Through a partnership with Surfaces 2013, CFI Training and Certification is available  Jan.29 to 30 on the Mandalay Bay Showroom Floor.  The show special provides a great opportunity to be part of the first event of this kind at Surfaces. The Surfaces special price of $495 (savings of over $600) is a value for flooring installers to test in four categories: CFI Carpet Residential I-II and Commercial I-II. All supplies and tools are furnished by the manufacturers. Continue reading CFI carpet certification at Surfaces 2013

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QEP teams with The Haven

This October, QEP chose The Haven of Boca Raton, Fla., for their annual community build project.  Team QEP, which consisted of QEP employees, friends and family, joined together to lay floors, paint interiors and provide landscape work at The Haven.

Team QEP spread 400 bags of mulch on The Haven grounds, while inside the cottages another team went to work on the interiors; each cottage was given a new paint job. The flooring crew went to work laying brand new Allure Ultra Vinyl Plank Flooring that was generously donated by Halstead International.  Continue reading QEP teams with The Haven