CoMc LLC, maker of the Avaire porcelain floating tile system, has added three new distributors: Tom Duffy Co., Midwest Floor Coverings and Lumbermen’s Inc. Tom Duffy will cover California, Arizona and Nevada. Midwest will serve Utah, Colorado and Idaho. Lumbermen's will distribute in Michigan, Indiana and western Ohio.
The recent Bliss Earthquake Sale in La Miranda, Calif., was a success, according to Beaulieu officials on the scene. “The last time we opened our doors to our customer base was eight years ago for the grand opening of our facility. This time around we had an even bigger turnout due, in large part, to aggressive promotional pricing and the unveiling of our newly remodeled Bliss showroom,” said Dan Croix of Beaulieu.
Citing the need for greater production efficiency and cost control, Shaw Industries said it will close Plant LW, a laminate production facility in Algona, Wash., by early July. The move will affect approximately 62 employees. The company said it will consolidate its laminate manufacturing operations into one facility, located in Ringgold, Ga., and streamline its processing and distribution channels during the transition.
Sam Allman, retail consultant and NFT columnist, will present a free webinar on effective leadership on June 2, at 2 p.m. EST. One topic he will cover is on developing a relationship with your staffers.
Flooring consultant and NFT columnist Christopher Capobianco will present "A Basic Guide to Concrete and Floor Coverings: How to Prevent Problems When They Get Together," 11 a.m. June 16 during NeoCon 2009 in Chicago.
iVEX Protective Packaging Inc. (iVEX) recently joined the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) as an Associate Member. NALFA Associate Members are corporations, partnerships, proprietorships or other entities that are regularly engaged in the business of selling goods or services to a NALFA Regular Member. (Regular Members are manufacturers, marketers or importers of laminate flooring for the North American market.)
Consumers will have a chance to win up to 300 yards (valued around $12,000) of Bliss carpet or one of ten Bliss for Kids area rugs in the Beaulieu of America brand’s first national sweepstakes. The event, called the “Houseful of Bliss” Sweepstakes, is running now through Aug. 31.
Following their inaugural issue last year, the World Floor Covering Association and publishing partner Meredith Corp. have announced the second issue of the consumer flooring magazine Better Homes & Gardens Beautiful Flooring.
After exhibiting its products during Surfaces 2009 in a ballroom at the Venetian hotel, Mannington Mills said it will return to the main show floor for Surfaces 2010, set for Feb. 2-4 at the Sands Epo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The company will exhibit its full line of residential and commercial flooring at the show.