BCFCA webinar featuring Kerry Knudsen

Kerry Knudsen, Coverings editor and publisher, was invited to speak to the British Columbia Floor Covering Association on May 7, 2020. His topic was Broken field runners: Post-Covid strategies and tactics. View his presentation here.

Mohawk, Fabric Sources partner to create medical gowns

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) have combined resources to address urgent medical supply needs during the Covid-19 outbreak. Using fabric provided by FSI, Mohawk Home’s Dalton-based rug manufacturing facility is providing industrial sewing equipment for its skilled employees to produce medical protective gowns for doctors, nurses and other care providers. Healthcare […]

Wetstyle opens award-winning showroom

Wetstyle, a manufacturer of bath fixtures and furnishings for the North American market, has unveiled its new showroom, located in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que., on Montreal’s South Shore. The space marks the final component of the company’s complex that opened in January 2019, consolidating the brand’s manufacturing operations, executive offices, and showroom in a single location. Atelier […]

NFCA issues Covid-19 information and resources

The National Floor Covering Association (NFCA) based in Surrey, B.C., has issued a message to members about available resources and information related to business operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, including offering webinars to members at no charge. The association stresses performing due diligence in helping prevent the spread of the virus. It has also posted […]

Ardex Academy announces Western Canada training schedule

Ardex Americas has announced its 2020 training schedule for the Ardex Academy in Delta, B.C. The following courses are now open for registration: March 4, 5 — Ardex Polished Concrete Systems; March 24, 25, 26 — Tile & Stone Installation Systems — Module 1; May 26, 27, 28, 2020 – Tile & Stone Installation Systems […]

NAC names David deBear sales director

Akron, Ohio-based NAC Products has named David deBear its director of architectural and commercial sales. A veteran of the flooring industry for more than 25 years, deBear will work to further NAC’s architectural program focusing on increasing specifications within the design community for NAC’s crack isolation, sound control and waterproofing membrane systems. He previously served […]

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 […]