Loferski appointed Bostik director of marketing

Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Bostik, a specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, recently announced that Eric Loferski has joined the company as director of marketing, Consumer & Construction Business Unit — North America. Loferski was most recently director of marketing at Milwaukee, Wis.-based commercial plumbing product supplier Zurn Industries. Prior to that, he was at […]

Schluter Systems opens Texas distribution, office and training centre

Schluter-Systems has opened a new distribution centre, office and training facility in Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex. The 500,000 square foot centre will carry the majority of the company’s 8,000 SKUs available in North America. The facility’s warehouse management system will be used to optimize all warehouse and distribution processes, making the picking and packing procedures considerably […]

Church partnership to help create up to 5,000 affordable homes

Investments made by the Government of Canada and a partnership with the Toronto, Ont.-based United Church of Canada, means that up to 5,000 new affordable housing units will be built around the country over the next 15 years. The federal government Affordable Housing Innovation Fund is providing the United Church of Canada’s newly formed United […]

Coverings annual reader survey

Here’s what you had to say in 2020 THERE WERE NO BIG SURPRISES in this year’s survey. We kept it short to be respectful, but it’s tough. We continue to get demands from advertisers that we “prove” that you exist by posting digital stuff and then counting it in front of them. I keep pointing […]

IDS Toronto announces new dates

IDS Toronto (IDS21), will move its annual event to May 13 – 16, 2021 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. New this year is a virtual component that will sit alongside the physical event. This virtual piece will become part of the overall event offering allowing IDS21 to be more inclusive and connect with a […]

TISE moves to June

Show management of The International Surface Event (TISE) has decided to postpone the show, traditionally held each January in Las Vegas, to June 15-21, 2021. Virtual programming will be presented during the original show week starting Jan. 25, 2020, and educational sessions held in conjunction with the postponed June show kick off on June 15, […]

New dates for CFI convention and expo

The Forney, Tex.-based International Certified Flooring Installation Association (CFI) 27th Annual Convention & Expo, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to December 9-11, 2020 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Robert Varden, CFI executive director, notes that the association is committed to taking strong, proactive measures to help ensure […]

Lumber Liquidators announces name change

Richmond, Va.-based Lumber Liquidators has officially changed its name to LL Flooring and named Charles Tyson president and c.e.o. The name change has come after the Lumber Liquidators stocks slipped earlier this year, prompting financial analysts to suggest the company would benefit from a rebrand in the wake of the 2015 television news story about […]

Wajax to distribute PowerBoss floor cleaning equipment

Mississauga, Ont.-based Wajax is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of PowerBoss industrial floor cleaning equipment. PowerBoss is owned by the Bad Oldesloe, Germany-based company Hako, which is a international manufacturer and producer of cleaning products and technology. The PowerBoss products which Wajax now offers for sale include rider, walk-behind, and combination sweepers and scrubbers. Through […]

TCNA laboratory expands testing and research

Due to increased testing inquiries during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Anderson, S.C.-based Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Product Performance Testing Laboratory is expanding its microbiology-based services to meet industry needs for up-to-date product testing and analysis. ”The broad expertise of our lab, combined with our joint-use collaboration with Clemson University, means we can address […]