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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Newest product of the Bona Sealer and Finish System™ offers easy-to-use, clear finish with full cure in five daysToday, Bona® US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced the launch of Bona Mega ONE, a one-component finish new to the Bona Sealer and Finish System™. Bona Mega ONE is innovated as an easy-to-use, durable, crystal-clear finish with high ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Roppe Corporation, a leading supplier of commercial rubber and vinyl flooring products and accessories for more than 60 years, proudly announces their product Envire® Rubber Sheet with FlashCoveTM, has been awarded the Symposium Distinction Award for Most Sustainable Product. The award was presented at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo at the Austin Convention October 8th. The ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Ditzingen, Germany (October 29, 2018) — Adhesives manufacturer Wakol is increasing its share in Loba, a global manufacturer of surface treatments, and now holds a majority stake in the company. Wakol has been majority-owned by Ardex since 2015, and this transaction will make Loba part of the international Ardex Group.To facilitate the transaction, four long-standing Loba shareholders have put ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Roppe Holding Company (RHC), the parent company to commercial flooring leaders Roppe and Flexco, has recently acquired the 500K square-foot facility located adjacent to their original facility in Fostoria, Ohio. “Acquiring this facility is part of our long-term business strategy to be the leading provider of domestically manufactured high-quality resilient flooring products and accessories,” ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Beginning In the fall of 2018, STAUF USA will be offering technical training, sales programs, and seminars that provide hands-on and selling skills opportunities to learn about the full range of Stauf products, with installation tips, and proper subfloor prep in detail. These opportunities will be presented at our training facility in Cordova, TN. We will discuss, demo, and allow hands-on ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Targeting Main Street Commercial, Multi-Family  Metroflor Corporation has expanded its eponymous Metroflor LVT collection with a product designed for Main Street Commercial: Metroflor Déjà New, available the fourth quarter of 2018. The focused dryback selection of wood grain, concrete, abstract, and textile looks authentically captures natural building material finishes and colors. With a 20 mil ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    MAPEI’s new Mapesonic RM high-performance acoustic underlayment is changing interior living conditions for the better. The premium rubber membrane is designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. “Mapesonic RM is ideal for applications in high-density situations such as apartments, condos, college dormitories, classrooms and ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Roppe Holding Company (RHC), the parent company to commercial flooring leaders Roppe and Flexco, announced today that most of their resilient stair tread installations no longer require epoxy nose filler. “We recognize that distributors and installers value three performance attributes from their manufacturer partners above all else: design aesthetics, quality and ease of installation. While the ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces the launch of a new line of luxury vinyl tile, designed to provide a cost-efficient flooring solution for a variety of small business applications. With beautiful design and an affordable price point, Resolve LVT supports your budget goals at every stage—from purchase to installation to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Heterogeneous Sheet Collection Offers a Premium Look at an Affordable Price Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, launches Performa, a heterogeneous sheet collection created by Johnsonite. Performa delivers all the style and strength required, at a price the project can afford. With contemporary visuals, nitrogen cured polyurethane ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    Company invests millions in purchase of new manufacturing facility in Ohio Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, today announces the expansion of its North America accessories production capacity through the purchase of a 70,000-square-foot building adjacent to the company’s existing Chagrin Falls manufacturing facility located in Auburn ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    ARDEX Americas, a market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products, announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. Offering intuitive navigation to product information, the new website is also mobile-friendly, and features engaging images and consolidated video content.   The new website features a clean design, improved ...read more
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    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, debuts Tandus Centiva’s Tailored Twist Collection. This vibrant, carefully tailored modular carpet collection combines inventive design with sustainability using the company’s ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™ recycled PVB film backing. “With Tailored Twist, we looked to the intricate stitching ...read more
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    Monday, August 13, 2018
    MAPEI recently introduced Ultrabond ECO 977, a fast-setting, 100%-solids, one-component, moisture-cured urethane adhesive specifically designed for the installation of domestic solid and engineered wood flooring. “Ultrabond ECO 977 answers the challenge of faster, more secure wood-flooring installations, especially when working with concrete slabs that have high moisture content,” said Jeff ...read more
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    Monday, August 06, 2018
    Roppe Corporation, a leading commercial flooring manufacturer, has launched their new LVT, Northern Parallels, and an updated Northern Timbers line. With this launch the company can now proudly tout that their full line of LVT products are Made in the USA. Northern Parallels is a new series of LVT visual options that are inspired by nature and correlate to a freshly updated Northern Timbers ...read more
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    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Luis Mendieta as Technical Sales Representative to the UZIN South Team. Mendieta joins UZIN with 15 years of installation experience, including owning and operating a construction business for ten years. Mendieta’s business and installation backgrounds paired with his ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently make him a great ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Corey Dickerson as Technical Sales Representative for the Wolff brand in the Midwest region. Based in St. Louis, MO, Dickerson joins the Wolff team with more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry and most recently was Branch Operations Manager for a wholesale distributor of flooring and installation products. In his new role, ...read more
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    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Schönox Adds Four New Distributors Across North America With the additions of new technologies, new products, and new distribution partners, 2018 is sure to be a year of growth for HPS Schönox. The latest additions to the Schönox distribution network include Floor Experts in Alberta, Canada; Allied Distribution in New Jersey; DeSoto Sales in Arizona and Nevada; and QC Construction Products in ...read more
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    Monday, July 16, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced their August product promotional webinar featuring ARDEX Americas.  FCICA invites you to join us on August 2, 2018 at 11 am EST, for a free informative webinar featuring new products including ARDEX MRF and ARDEX K 13 self-leveling underlayments, the ARDEX VR 98 moisture vapor retarder, and HENRY 647, 695, and 422 adhesives. Since every FCICA ...read more
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    Friday, July 13, 2018
    MAPEI North America’s training program, known as MAPEI Technical Institute (MTI), has introduced a redesigned logo in conjunction with a global rebranding of the company’s international training initiatives. MTI provides high-quality courses with demonstrations and hands-on training to architects, contractors, installers and distributors.   The rebrand features the classic MAPEI beaker topped ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Jennifer Kramer has joined MAPEI’s Marketing Department as PR/Communications Manager and will be working out of the company’s North American headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida. In her new role, Jennifer will provide functional leadership in all areas of public relations and communications, through her involvement in communication strategy/planning, publishing Realtà MAPEI Americas Magazine, ...read more
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    Friday, July 06, 2018
    The Schönox family of self levelers has grown with the addition of two revolutionary compounds—AP Rapid and AP Rapid Plus. The new products feature an innovative Hybrid Active Dry Technology that offers benefits of both cement and synthetic gypsum based materials. The Schönox research and development team has studied this technology for years perfecting the dust-reduced, pumpable, self leveling ...read more
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    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Federated Insurance has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public ...read more
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    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Uzin Utz North America recently announced the addition of Amanda Fulk as Marketing/Trade Show Coordinator. Fulk will be responsible for managing and maintaining the company's advertising activities including the distribution of all internal and external communications, as well as overseeing all company trade show events. Fulk brings several years of marketing and trade show experience within the ...read more
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    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with Metroflor Corporation, is pleased to announce David McCutcheon of Breegle Building Products is the recipient of the Metroflor Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.Bobby Diltz, CIM, accepted the scholarship from Metroflor’s Dave Altman at FCICA’s Convention 2018 on behalf of David.  This scholarship, funded by ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announced that as of July 1, 2018, Mike Roberts of Bonitz Flooring Group and Jason Spangler of Wagner Meters will join FCICA’s Executive Board. Under Chairman Mike Newberry of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services, Mike Roberts will become the Secretary/Treasurer and Jason will become the Vice Chairman of Associates. Continuing their terms on the ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    STAUF USA looks forward to future growth with the addition of 2 new distribution partners. Erickson’s Flooring & Supply Co. have agreed to carry the line in the upper Midwestern region. “We feel that the addition of Erickson’s is a perfect match for us,” says David Ford VP Sales and Marketing for Stauf USA, “The addition of another good partner is always welcome and we feel that we have great ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the next recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.Michael Lancaster works for Master Craft Flooring, in Richmond Hill, GA. “[The Bruce Newbrough scholarship] will allow me to gain access to the knowledge to manage ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, continues their live online educational series with a webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 am EST. ARDEX Americas’ Steven Newbrough, Environmental Programs Specialist, and Dr. Brian Suddaby, Sr. Formulation Chemist, will present the Update on Silica Compliance webinar.   Steven and Brian will provide a brief overview of silica dust, review the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    The W.W. Henry Company announced four new products today, the largest new product launch since the company was purchased by ARDEX Americas in 2001. Since 1933 the HENRY® brand has represented innovative, high-performance flooring adhesives and substrate preparation products, and this new line of products delivers on that tradition.HENRY® 647 PlumPro™ Fast-Track, Roll-Apply Vinyl Adhesive is ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Arthur Dodge, III, CEO and President of Ecore International, has been elected Director of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Chairman of the ISRI’s Tire Chapter. ISRI, a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies, promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling in the production of goods and services ...read more
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    Friday, April 27, 2018
    ​DryTile Modular Tiling System Requires a system like Schönox-Quality Subfloors offers As part of its ongoing effort to be Ön It through innovation, solutions and service, SCHÖNOX HPS NORTH AMERICA announces that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DryTile North America, the exclusive importer of the DryTile system of non-adhesive ceramic tile. The agreement confirms ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    First JUST Label for a LVT Flooring Manufacturer Metroflor announced that the Elegant Home-Tech Company Limited (formally known as Elegant Plastics) facility in Zhangjiagang, China, which manufactures its Aspecta commercial LVT product, received the first-ever JUST label for a Chinese company and the first JUST label for a LVT flooring manufacturer. To receive the JUST label, the company had to ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
        Katie Henderson, Stephanie King and the Bonitz Atlanta Division Recognized by Flooring Industry Bonitz, Inc., the parent company of Bonitz Flooring Group, one of the nation's largest independent flooring companies, is pleased to announce that Katie Henderson, Stephanie King and the Bonitz Atlanta Flooring Division have recently received industry-wide recognition.Katie Henderson, Product and ...read more
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