Industry News

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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Obeetee in All the Right Places - Carpet Leader on the Move with Exciting new Programs and Installations
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Obeetee, a world leader in hand-woven carpets, has been on the move and in all the right places with the debut of its Obeetee Express program ideally suited to the design world, a first-ever showing at Dubai Design Week and... more

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Kapro Tools OPTIVISION™ Red Leveling Technology Provides Easier Readability
LAKE MILLS, Wis. – December 2017 – Kapro Tools’ line of OPTIVISION™ Red leveling products provide unmatched clarity. The OPTIVISION line includes the 905 Condor Box Level, 935 OPTIVISION Red 10-inch Toolbox Level, 946 Smarty 4-inch Magnetic Pocket Level and... more

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Charlie Doherty Joins RD Weis Companies
Elmsford, NY … RD Weis Companies announced the hiring of sports flooring expert Charlie Doherty to head their new Sports Division, Professional Athletic Sports Surfaces (PASS)... more

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Michael J. Callaghan Joins RD Weis Companies’ CTS Flooring Group
Elmsford, NY … RD Weis Companies announced the hiring of Michael J. Callaghan as president of its national accounts division, CTS Flooring Group, effective December 4, 2017. Michael will replace Drew Guinan who has led CTS for over... more

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NAFCD Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions
CHICAGO – On November 15, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognized Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, MD as the recipient of the 2017 NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award... more




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IICRC Announces the Election of its 2018 Board of Directors and Board Officers
Las Vegas – Dec. 8, 2017 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the election of five new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. New Board of Directors members include Dan Mesenburg, Paul Pleshak and... more

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Durkan dscvr18 Student Design Competition Now Open for Submissions
CALHOUN, Ga. Dec. 7, 2017— Durkan, the hospitality flooring brand of Mohawk Group, announced today that the dscvr18 Student Design Competition, in partnership with NEWH, is now accepting artwork submissions for the annual hospitality design contest. The dscvr program exists to... more

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NAFCD Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership in Action Award, and Growth Award Recipients at Convention
CHICAGO – Celebrating leaders in the floor covering industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award, NAFCD Leadership in Action Award, and NAFCD Growth Award recipients at the... more

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NWFA Extends Wood Floor of the Year Contest Entry Deadline
ST. LOUIS, December 5, 2017 - The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is announcing an extension to the application process for the 28th annual Wood Floor of the Year contest... more

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12/11/2017
Mohawk Group's Lichen Wins Interior Design Best of Year Award for Modular Carpet
CALHOUN, Ga. December 6, 2017—Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine over the weekend in... more