Beaulieu of America said it will return to Surfaces to exhibit at the 2010 show. The company plans to showcase its full line of Coronet and Hollytex broadloom as well as the Bliss by Beaulieu residential carpet brand,.using the same 11,500 sq. ft. space Beaulieu has occupied for the last two years. Beaulieu is a veteran of the show, having exhibited since 1990.
Noble Company has promoted Eric Edelmayer and Dean Moilanen to new positions. Eric Edelmayer is Director of Contractor Services. He will work with contractors in the United States and abroad to improve the use and understanding of Noble Company products and methods.
Mike Zoellner, vp marketing services for Mohawk Industries, has been appointed Chair of the Market Issues Committee for the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Zoellner has been a member of the committee for the last five years, and has spent the last two as its Vice-Chairman.
Luigi Di Geso has been named president and CEO of MAPEI Americas, succeeding Rainer Blair. Di Geso has worked for MAPEI for almost 10 years, most recently as general manager for Mapei, Inc. in Canada, where he managed all aspects of the business, including operations and sales functions.
Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring has added Dealers Supply North Inc. as a distributor. Based in Columbus, Ohio, with satellite offices in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Dealers will cover Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, along with western Pennsylvania and northern Indiana.
Tarkett has made a $165 million share purchase offer to acquire in full its subsidiary Sintelon AD, listed on the Belgrade Stock Exchange. Since 2002, Sintelton, based in Backa Palanka, Serbia, has been the holding company for Tarkett’s activities in Eastern Europe with subsidiary companies in Serbia, Russia and Ukraine.
The World Floor Covering Association recently hosted a media tour in New York City, bringing along more than 30 products showcased at Surfaces 2009. These products ranged from patent-leather crocodile embossed tiles to a hardwood floor from a company that donates 100 percent of the profits to charity.
Kathy Ireland, a leading brand partner for Shaw in the company’s broadloom and rug divisions, recently released a new book, REAL SOLUTIONS FOR BUSY MOMS: Your Guide to Success and Sanity. To promote the book, which discusses the model and designer’s relationship with home products like Shaw flooring, Ireland conducted a nationwide media tour which included major appearances on NBC’s The Today Show, Hannity, FOX & Friends, 700 Club, Mike & Juliet, Extra, Larry King and co-hosting CBS’s The Early Show. She also appeared on the cover of People magazine, including a spread within the publication. The media tour earned over 20 million household impressions, Shaw estimated.
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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.