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Tandus helps Tarkett grow income, sales

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 4.20.30 PMParis — Tarkett announced that its net profit was up 18.5% in 2013 to 99.1 million euros.

Revenues in 2013 totaled 2.5 billion euros, up 9.8%,  with a 3.3% increase in organic growth, excluding the impact of the acquisition of Tandus.

The company said it maintained a positive momentum in emerging markets as well as in North America, and fully benefitted from the recovery of sports surfaces markets.

 CEO Michel Giannuzzi said, “The group benefitted from the positive impact of the acquisition of Tandus in North America and sustained organic growth in its main markets and segments,” said Michel Giannuzzi, CEO. “Thanks to its balanced worldwide presence, diversified 
flooring products portfolio and efficient industrial base, Tarkett was able to capture growth in the most dynamic regions of the world.”

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Tandus Centiva earns three GOOD DESIGN awards

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The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre organized this international design awards program for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Hundreds of entries from across the globe were submitted for consideration and judged by a panel of distinguished design professionals, industry specialists and design press.

“The design group at Tandus Centiva is honored to receive three GOOD DESIGN awards. As the world’s most prestigious and oldest design awards program, the GOOD DESIGN designation affirms our commitment and purpose to create floorcoverings that communicate better, simple, and clear form and function,” said Terry Mowers, vice president of design, North America Commercial Products.

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Tandus Centiva releases video featuring Suzanne Tick

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 10.31.29 AMDalton—Tandus Centiva has released the first in a series of videos highlighting the design inspiration behind the company’s floor coverings and the people and technologies that create beautiful and functional products. The first video features award-winning textile and flooring designer, Suzanne Tick, principal of Suzanne Tick Inc., who has served as design director and collaborated with Tandus Centiva since 2005. Continue reading Tandus Centiva releases video featuring Suzanne Tick

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Tandus Centiva removes moisture-testing requirement

TandusDalton—Tandus Centiva Powerbond and Modular products, in conjunction with proprietary adhesives and sundries, have demonstrated industry leading performance and durability over all types of surfaces for decades. In particular, thousands of Powerbond Cushion installations have performed exceptionally well and withstood the test of time over high moisture floors. Therefore, effective for shipments made on or after Sept. 1, Powerbond cushion installations utilizing #54 Seam Weld or C-XL Water Based Seam Sealer will no longer require moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) testing or relative humidity (RH) testing, provided no free liquids are present and no moisture stained concrete is evident. PH testing will be required for all Powerbond Cushion installations and must be 9.0 or less. In the event free liquids and/or moisture stained concrete are observed, a full assessment of the concrete substrate will be required per installation instructions. Continue reading Tandus Centiva removes moisture-testing requirement

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Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

Tandus' Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.
Tandus’ Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring.

Chicago – Tandus won widespread recognition at NeoCon, winning four Best of NeoCon Awards and the Grand Prize for Flooring Solutions in Building magazine’s Innovations Awards. At Best of NeoCon, Narrative hybrid resilient flooring won an Innovation Award for Healthcare Flooring and a Gold Award for Hard Surface Flooring. The Grasscloth broadloom collection took Gold in Healthcare Flooring, and Presage was honored with Silver for Broadloom Carpet. In the Innovations Awards, two Tandus collections – Big City/Bright Lights and Restoration – won the Grand Prize in the Flooring Solutions category for a new yarn system that extends the modular carpets’ performance.  Continue reading Tandus wins five NeoCon awards

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Carpet tile continuing to grow at rapid pace

by Matthew Spieler

Carpet tiles have been around for over 60 years and, from the start, they were recognized as a great product choice for many commercial applications. It has only been over the last decade that carpet tiles have begun to make a real impact. Today, the product is doing more than shaking up the industry. In some ways, it is controlling the market as modular carpet has been growing to the point where it now represents at least half of all soft surface commercial sales—including those on Main Street. Continue reading Carpet tile continuing to grow at rapid pace

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Mohawk ranked in Top 10 for 3rd straight year

New Mohawk reps meet with their claims and field tech reps as part of the company’s intensive New Recruit Sales program.

By Matthew Spieler

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

Dalton—When it comes to internal training, some companies talk about it while others implement actual guidelines. Training magazine’s 13th annual Top 125 ranking of employer-sponsored training and development programs highlights the companies that walk the walk. For the third consecutive year, Mohawk Industries garnered a Top 10 spot, coming in at No. 8. This was also the eighth straight year the magazine recognized the mill.

In addition to Mohawk, Shaw Industries and Tandus were acknowledged for having some of the best training programs in the country. In 2005, Shaw became the first flooring company to be included on the list and has been ranked every year since. Shaw was also named by Selling Power magazine as one of the 50 Best Companies to Sell for Now, an honor it has received every year since 2001, the first year the magazine created its rankings.

Tandus continued its commitment to excellence, as it has achieved a Top 125 ranking every year since 2007 with the exception of 2009, when the company did not participate.

The three flooring mills join an impressive list of ranked companies, including Verizon, which came in at No. 1, Capital One (No. 20), McDonald’s (No. 24), U.S. Navy (No. 30), Best Buy (No. 31), Sprint (No. 60), UPS (No. 71), AAA Auto Club (No. 81), TD Bank (No. 103) and Dell (No. 118).

Regarding the 125 companies on the list, Lorri Freifeld, Training’s editor-in-chief said, “Their close alignment between training and corporate strategic goals led to strong financial performance, increased employee engagement, and a learning-centric culture.”

Mohawk uses role-playing exercises, such as sales presentations, as part of its in-house training.

Mike Zoellner, Mohawk’s vice president of marketing services, said the company considers training to “be a priority,” and being ranked by Training, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, “recognizes our dedication to excellence and reinforces our commitment to continually improve.”

Amanda Arnwine, Mohawk’s corporate learning director, added, “Our training is aligned with the company’s business goals, which are aligned with our commitments to our customers. At Mohawk, learning centers around finding ways to do the job better, faster and more meaningfully for our customers.”

Danny Crutchfield, Shaw’s director of training and organizational development, told FCNews the company “takes great pride in serving our internal associates and our customers in a deeper and more meaningful partnership than traditional corporate universities [through our Shaw Learning Academy (SLA)]. SLA differentiates itself by providing not only off-the-shelf training modules, but innovative customized solutions that take training to a higher level of results. By delivering more than just a training event, it utilizes blended learning to provide ongoing development for every level of the company.”

Brad Cummings, senior vice president of human resources at Tandus, said “While we have plenty of room for improvement, we are honored to have been counted among this great group of companies. Because learning and development is important to our employees, and ultimately to the customers we serve, it is an important part of our culture. It is nice to be recognized for our efforts and approach in this area.”

(Editor’s note: Visit fcnews.net for bonus coverage, including Training’s comments on each mills’ programs as well as explanations from the companies on these initiatives.)

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Tarkett links Tandus, Centiva

Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013

Glen Hussmann

Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Tarkett’s Tandus and Centiva divisions are joining forces, leveraging their resources to jointly market and support soft surface and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) solutions in the commercial market.

“The 2012 acquisition of Tandus was completed with the vision of delivering a full portfolio of products and services across soft and hard surface to commercial specifiers and end users,” said Jeff Buttitta, president of Tarkett North America. “For several months, I have been working closely with Thomas Trissl, president of Centiva, and Glen Hussmann, president of Tandus, regarding how we capitalize on the substantial strengths of their respective companies. It is an exciting time where we see great opportunity to enhance the experience of all our commercial customers.” Continue reading Tarkett links Tandus, Centiva

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Centiva promotes Doug Young to VP of sales

Doug Young

Florence, Ala. — Centiva has promoted Doug Young to vice president of sales effective immediately. Following an announcement that Centiva will join forces with Tandus Flooring, Young was appointed to lead the Centiva sales team. Young joined Centiva in 2008 as Midwest regional sales manager and later became responsible for the northern United States. Continue reading Centiva promotes Doug Young to VP of sales

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Tandus and Centiva joining forces

Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, announced Tandus and Centiva are joining forces, leveraging their resources to jointly market and support soft surface and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) solutions in the commercial market.

“The 2012 acquisition of Tandus was completed with the vision of delivering a full portfolio of products and services across soft and hard surface to commercial specifiers and end-users,” said Jeff Buttitta, president of Tarkett North America. ”For several months, I have been working closely with Thomas Trissl, president of Centiva, and Glen Hussmann, president of Tandus, regarding how we capitalize on the substantial strengths of their respective companies. It is an exciting time where we see great opportunity to enhance the experience of all our commercial customers.” Continue reading Tandus and Centiva joining forces