The senior management from the New York City retailer ABC Carpet & Home and Milliken gathered in New York recently to announce the formation of ABC’s commercial tile and floor covering division. The new venture will enable the retailer to build on its well established residential business and offer Milliken products to commercial and hospitality customers. ABC vice chairman and president Paul Chapman said he opted to partner with Milliken because of the floor covering manufacturer’s commitment to the environment and its similarities to ABC. “We chose Milliken,” he said, “because just like us, they are a privately owned business and just like us they are an environmentally friendly company.” Pictured (left to right) are Milliken’s Ben Zimmerli, ABC president Paul Chapman; David Caples, Milliken president of floor covering and Kex, North America; and Thomas ONeill, Milliken Northeast sales manager. (Photo: Richard Monks)