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 […]

Designs revealed for Park Hyatt Hotel

Oxford Properties Group has revealed designs for its redevelopment of Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto, Ont. Long considered to be one of the most venerable sites in Toronto, and one of the most iconic addresses, Park Hyatt Toronto will be fully modernized through Toronto-based Oxford’s plans that will restore the buildings to their true landmark […]

Havwoods adds new showroom manager

After Havwoods International recently opened its first Canadian showroom in Toronto, Ont., it introduced Dana Bronikova as the showroom manager. Bronikova, who comes from a background in luxury retail and furniture sales, will drive the development of the Havwoods brand in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

Steve McKenna takes the reins as NAFCD president

The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced that Steve McKenna will serve as president for 2019. He is also the owner of McKenna Distribution, R&M Flooring Distributors and Luxury Granite, Quartz & Marble in Regina, Sask. His parents founded the company in 1985 when he was just two years old. McKenna […]