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 […]

Interior Design Show in Toronto attracts over 50,000

The Interior Design Show (IDS19) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in January attracted over 50,000 from Toronto, Ont., and around the world. IDS19 featured IDS Contract, a B2B trade-only exposition and conference that brought an additional 100 exhibitors, 60 conference sessions and a number of new feature areas aimed at B2B trade professionals. With […]

NFCA welcomes four new members

National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) of Surrey, B.C., has announced four new members. Antex Western of Winnipeg, Man., is a new contractor member representing NFCA standards, quality assurance and best practices in Manitoba’s floor covering industry. North West Rubber of Abbotsford, B.C., and Polyflor of Mississauga, Ont., are new members, also supporting flooring industry quality assurance and […]

Floors@Work expands into B.C.

Mississauga, Ont.-based Floors@Work has expanded into British Columbia with warehousing and pick up available with logistics specialist The Rosedale Group in Delta, B.C. The agreement permits products to be supplied from coast to coast. Floors@Work is a Canadian-owned and -operated company serving Canadian customers since 2008. In a few years, it has grown into a […]

CFCRA recognizes Larry Withall with lifetime achievement award

The Canadian Flooring, Cleaning and Restoration Association of Vaughn, Ont., has announced Larry Withall the winner of the 2018 Jim Darling Lifetime Achievement Award. Starting as an auto mechanic, he made a career change in 1978 as a partner in CSI. In 1995 Withall branched out on his own to start his current company Cleansales […]