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by FCNews staff

JAPAN DISASTER: Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the citizens of Japan following the horrendous devastation imposed on the country from the triple whammy earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incident. While many companies in the flooring industry have nobly stepped up with donations, such as the $1 million in cash plus various home supplies like bath tissue given by Invista’s parent Koch Industries, some may wonder how the situation affects the domestic flooring industry. In Koch’s case, Invista, maker of Stainmaster and Antron fibers, has offices in Tokyo and Osaka. It also has a fiber-production venture in Shiga. All told, 75 employees and their families make their home in Japan and, thankfully, all were accounted for. Continue reading Al's column