Windmoeller opens North American headquarters

Windmoeller Inc., a manufacturer of flooring products, has announced the opening of a new North American headquarters facility in Marietta, Ga. The facility accommodates corporate offices, product showroom and training centre for the company’s bio-based resilient flooring products. According to Matthias Windmoeller, principal shareholder of Windmoeller Group and c.e.o. of Windmoeller Inc., the facility will […]

Mats announces new role on executive team

Stoughton, Mass.-based commercial flooring company Mats Inc. has announced an executive promotion. Rich Ruhlin has been promoted to chief growth and product officer, reporting to c.e.o. Barry Hume. Ruhlin has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and account management experience. He has been with the company since 2000, serving in various roles, including New […]

NAFCD announces new board lineup

The 2019 edition of the Chicago, Ill.- based North American Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) Annual Convention drew more than 900 people from around the world to look at some of the latest products and develop themselves both personally and professionally. The conference, which was held in November in New Orleans, La., also featured the association’s […]

Aspecta appoints commercial sales/national account manager

Norwalk, Conn.–based Aspecta North America has announced Murray Graham as commercial sales/national account manager to cover the Canada territory. He will work closely with Aspecta’s Canadian distributor G. Shnier/Division 9. Graham has 20 years of experience in flooring sales for both commercial and residential markets with an emphasis on LVT and maintains strong, longstanding relationships […]

Mapei chairman Giorgio Squinzi passes at 76

Giorgio Squinzi, chairman of Milan, Italy-based Mapei, passed away in October at the age of 76. The flooring and construction industry giant was founded in 1937 by his father Rodolfo Squinzi, with Giorgio joining the family business at an early age. Graduating with an industrial chemistry degree from the University of Milan in 1969, he […]

NFCA welcomes new Prairies and Maritimes members

The National Floor Covering Association of Canada (NFCA), based in Surrey, B.C., has recently welcomed Floors by Design of Regina, Sask., as a new member supporting quality assurance and best practices in Saskatchewan’s floor covering industry. Varty Floors of Saskatoon, Sask., has also joined the NFCA as a new member with same mandate in that […]

TTMAC offers online installation training

An online educational program introduced by the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) is designed for anyone interested in the technical aspects of tile installation and is based on the TTMAC Specification Guide 09 30 00 Tile Installation 2016-2017. The program is geared toward the Installer who is looking for TTMAC Certification, but […]

TCNA petition tackles China’s unfair trade practises

Eric Astrachan, executive director of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) based in Anderson, S.C., the trade association of America’s ceramic tile producers, has issued the following statement in response to the filing by domestic tile manufacturers of a Petition with the federal government, seeking tariff relief from dumped and subsidized imports of tile […]

Thirtieth Quebec architectural awards

Montreal, Que.-based Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) has unveiled the winners of its 30th Architecture Excellence Award. The jury, chaired by the Dutch architect Robert-Jan Van Santen, awarded the prizes among 104 entries received. Included is the Grand Prix of Excellence for the Drummondville Library, awards to the consortium composed of Chevalier Morales architects and DMA architects. The […]

American Biltrite announces management changes

Sherbrooke, Que.–based American Biltrite has announced changes to its sales and marketing team. Frederic Guerin will now assume the position of senior vice president sales and marketing, AB Canada. Over the past seven years Guerin held the position of vice president, sales and marketing for the Industrial Rubber division and will now lead both the […]