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ReSource Commercial Flooring Network changes name to Fuse

Aims to ‘ignite’ business moving forward

Stone Mountain, Ga.—What’s in a name? Well, if you were to ask members of the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network (RCFN), their answer would probably be, “a lot.” That’s how it seemed as members responded with applause to the announcement at the group’s Network Exchange 2012 convention here that ReSource will now be known as the Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance. Continue reading ReSource Commercial Flooring Network changes name to Fuse

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Workplace wellness programs for ReSource Network members

Aurora, Colo.—The ReSource Commercial Flooring Network recently announced Tri Wellness as an approved service provider for its members. Tri Wellness provides customized workplace wellness programs that help employers to care for their employees while reducing health-related costs. Continue reading Workplace wellness programs for ReSource Network members

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CARE: Desperately seeking outlets

SANTA FE, N.M.—“Outlets, outlets, outlets.” That has become the mantra of Frank Hurd, chairman of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) as the organization continues its quest to divert as much carpet as possible from landfills.

The success of an organization like CARE is predicated as much on finding avenues in which to sell engineered resins as it is on finding ways to recover post-consumer carpet and recycle it cost-effectively. “We are working as an organization, and manufacturers are working on it,” Hurd said.

At its annual conference here late last month, experts from every link in the chain divulged their challenges and opportunities in the world of landfill diversion and recycling of post-consumer carpet. There were carpet manufacturers, carpet collectors, carpet recyclers and processors, and end users. At the end of the day, two of the major issues are collectors needing to increase their profitability and the recyclers needing to find outlets in which to sell the processed materials. Continue reading CARE: Desperately seeking outlets

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Sustainability: Stories of success range from manufacturer to dealer

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the definition of sustainability calls for “policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

While every area of the industry has made vast strides in making itself and its products more sustainable, perhaps no category has done more than carpet. From fiber makers down to the individual family business, stories of making carpet sustainable abound—from landfill diversion and using less natural resources to closed loop recycling and finding new industries that can reuse all or part of post-consumer carpet. Continue reading Sustainability: Stories of success range from manufacturer to dealer

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ReSource changes meeting format to rave reviews

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.—What began as a damp, dreary start to its two-and-a-half day annual Network Exchange event here, the sun and smiles eventually came out as the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network (RCFN) held one of it most successful meetings ever.ReSource 2010 convention

“What we want is to start looking at what we do from the customer’s perspective,” said Ron Lee, executive director of the contractor buying group, “to really give them a realistic understanding of how to get these products into their environment and make them work effectively. There’s not one thing in the flooring industry that comes installed; it’s got to be taken care of properly. That’s our intent [here]. We know this is valuable.” Continue reading ReSource changes meeting format to rave reviews