Flooring Interviews

A news and interviews program, our news coverage focuses on the players and events from all segments of the industry including; suppliers, manufacturers distributors and members of the retail community.

Seth Arnold Discusses Mohawk's Consumer Message for Airo

Seth Arnold Discusses Mohawk's Consumer Message for Airo

December 12, 2017—Seth Arnold, VP of residential marketing for Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss the 2018 consumer message for Mohawk's Airo product which was introduced a year ago. Listen to the interview to hear more details about research that Mohawk has conducted regarding how the consumer reacts when they are told the product is hypoallergenic.

Al Boulogne Discusses Mannington Commercial's Resilient Business

Al Boulogne Discusses Mannington Commercial's Resilient Business

December 7, 2017—Al Boulogne, VP of Mannington Commercial Resilient Business, and Kemp Harr discuss the rapid growth of the resilient category and Mannington's new Quantum Guard elite wear surface. Listen to the interview for more details about the business and this new product enhancement.

Amie Gilmore Discusses Highlights for Surfaces 2018 in Las Vegas

Amie Gilmore Discusses Highlights for Surfaces 2018 in Las Vegas

December 6, 2017—Amie Gilmore, Show Director for Surfaces, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights and energy building toward next year's Surfaces expo, scheduled from January 30 to February 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. Listen to the interview to hear about exhibitor bookings, Designer day, Emerging Professionals, the Ignite Education program and more. Also note that the early discount rate for exhibitors ends on December 15.

Jeff Levin Discusses USITC's Decision to Keep Duties on Chinese Engineered Wood Flooring

Jeff Levin Discusses USITC's Decision to Keep Duties on Chinese Engineered Wood Flooring

November 30, 2017—Jeff Levin, council with Levin Trade Law, and Kemp Harr discuss the recent decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to keep the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Chinese imports of engineered hardwood flooring in place for another five years. Listen to the interview for clarity on what products are involved, who pays the duty and what companies are exempt.

Michael Jenkins Discusses Bostik's Plan to Acquire XL Brand's Assets

Michael Jenkins Discusses Bostik's Plan to Acquire XL Brand's Assets

November 29, 2017—Michael Jenkins, Director of Bostik's Construction and Consumer Business, and Kemp Harr discuss the plan behind Bostik's decision to buy the assets of XL Brands. Listen to the interview to hear more about this acquisition as well as a brief overview of Bostik and it's new adhesive for gauged porcelain slabs.

Jeff Hamer Discusses His Quad-C Partnership at the NAFCD Meeting

Jeff Hamer Discusses His Quad-C Partnership at the NAFCD Meeting

November 22, 2017—Jeff Hamar, President of Galleher, and Kemp Harr discuss Galleher's  new partnership with Quad-C and how they plan to grow the company together. Listen to the interview to hear more about the NAFCD, Galleher's product mix, and the firm's rapid growth in the hardwood business.

Jim Harley Discusses the Leadership Changes at Bentley Mills

Jim Harley Discusses the Leadership Changes at Bentley Mills

November 21, 2017—Jim Harley, President of Bentley Mills, discusses the leadership changes at Bentley Mills and the firm's continued growth plans. Listen to the interview to hear more about Bentley's leadership team and their fit in the specified commercial flooring market.