Armstrong World Industries said it has received Platinum
Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system for its
Lancaster, Pa.-based headquarters. Built in 1998, the location is only the
sixth existing building and the first outside of California, to achieve USGBC’s
highest certification, according to Armstrong.
Colonial Mills Inc. is hosting its annual Summer Splash Rug
Sample Special event, now through Aug. 31. Featuring savings of up to 60
percent for dealers on the company’s Rug Sample Centers, Swing Arm Systems,
Fabric Rug Customizers and Custom POM Sets, the sale is designed to help
dealers get the most up-to-date samples and selling tools at deep discounts.
Six carpet cleaning solutions and eight extractors recently
earned the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval certification. Seal of
Approval products meet the highest standards of effectiveness and quality in
carpet cleaning, according to CRI. Products must pass a series of stringent
tests based on strict criteria in order to receive the certification.
Shaw Learning Academy, the training arm of Shaw Industries,
said that flooring professionals who completed the company’s Floor Tech class
in the last three years have increased their sales volume by more than 20
percent. The course remains one of Shaw’s most popular offerings, according to
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a rousing
keynote address on leadership and how it can be applied to everyday
circumstances during Hunter Douglas’s inaugural International Alliance
Conference. The July 25-27 event in Denver brought together dealers, fabricators
and manufacturing partners, and included presentations on consumer habits,
fashion trends and product rollouts.
The Atlanta International Area Rug Market
will be getting more green this year with the introduction of the AmericasMart
Green Product Showcase. The showcase, running through the second day of the
July 15-18 market, will include more than 300 products, including eco-friendly
area rugs, furniture, apparel and gifts. In addition, more than 140 exhibitors
are planning to exhibit their latest handmade and machine-made rugs, many of
them environmentally sound.