Editor Darius Helm covers the January Surfaces show in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Convention Center, discussing the latest in soft and hard surfaces. While trends are going in different directions, the key theme is added value.
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Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier discuss the major players in the flooring industry, their latest products and how they manage to get the word out on their new products through regional shows and national dealer conventions.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the latest trends in government workspaces and the demands placed on them by a diverse Millennial generation with higher standards for style and healthy environments as Baby Boomers continue to retire.
Contributing editor Kim Gavin reports on the latest in Mohawk's soft surface technology with Airo's 100% recyclability, fast installation and dimensional stability. The firm reports that retailers anticipate that Airo will appeal to Millennials.
Editor Darius Helm takes a look at independent backing producers and their latest innovations, spurred by new demands in the market. These demands relate to issues such as moisture, acoustics, mold and mildew, and environmental sustainability.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith highlights the differences in previous generations versus the Millennial generation and how the Millennials are changing the workforce through methods that, to past generations, may seem troublesome and resistant.
Publisher Kemp Harr highlights consumer confidence as the top business trend statistic to follow, offers insights into Millennial workplace practices and wage data, and discusses Shaw Industries' new modular carpet tile plant.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Karen Mendelsohn about her new role as the head of marketing with Mohawk. She shares her perspective on the functions of marketing and her insights on end user service, and offers advice on achieving life-work balance.
Kate Barone Kimock and Julie Kelly-Smith of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini write about their $23 million transformation of the Albuquerque Convention Center, incorporating the city's culture through the use of natural textures, tones and symbols.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Richard Akel's success, pointing to his aggressive approach that seeks to imitate the best in the industry. He attributes his rapid growth to his employees and sticking with Carpet One's product suggestions.