Interview Archives

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.


Paul Cleary and Carrie Glasscock Announce Mohawk's Susan G. Komen Pink Day

October 23, 2013—Paul Cleary, Sr. VP - Commercial West with The Mohawk Group and Carrie Glasscock, Director of Corporate Relations with the Susan G. Komen Foundation announce the Passionately Pink day scheduled for this Friday, October 25. Listen to the interview to hear about the tie-in with Instagram (#specifyforacure) and Mohawk's ongoing support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation which has raised $5 million in the last 12 years.


Jonathan Witt with OW Rugs Discusses This Week's High Point Furniture Show

October 22, 2013—Jonathan Witt, VP with OW Rugs, and Kemp Harr, discuss the traffic and tone at this week's High Point Furniture show. Listen to the interview to hear more about how this show is coming back to life, about macro conditions that are increasing area rug sales, and a little more about Oriental Weavers' background.


Bob Peoples Discusses Next Week's CARE Meeting and AB 2398

October 18, 2013—Bob Peoples, Executive Director with CARE, and Kemp Harr, discuss CARE's entrepreneur meeting scheduled for next week in Atlanta and the status of the revised plan for California's AB 2398 Carpet Stewardship program which currently collects $.05 per yard on all new carpet sales to reward programs that keep carpet out of the state's landfills. Listen to the interview for more details.


Cheryl Duvall Discusses the Highlights of NeoCon East 2013 in Baltimore

October 17, 2013—Cheryl Duvall, President with Avancé, and Kemp Harr, discuss the show traffic at NeoCon East despite the lack of government attendees. Listen to the interview to hear Cheryl talk about the highlights of the show.


Christine Neufeld Discusses LSI Floors Shift to Direct Distribution in the U.S.

October 16, 2013—Christine Neufeld, Director of Marketing with LSI Floors, and Kemp Harr, discuss LSI's recent shift to a direct to market channel strategy. Listen to the interview to hear more about this decision and a few more details about LSI Floors' approach to the commercial LVT market.


Kermit Baker Discusses the Economic Outlook for the Commercial Construction Market

October 14, 2013—Kermit Baker, an economist with the American Institute of Architecture, and Kemp Harr,discuss the momentum of the AIA's billing index, which has been positive for a sustained period of a year now. Listen to the interview to hear Kermit talk about his economic outlook for construction growth both near term and into the future. Kermit also briefly discusses energy, on-shoring and the government shutdown. 


Bill Imhoff Discusses Intertech's 25 year Celebration in Texas

October 11, 2013—Bill Imhoff, President and CEO of Intertech (a commercial flooring contractor based in Austin, Texas), and Kemp Harr, discuss Intertech's 25th year celebration event that was held last week in Kyle, Texas. Listen to the interview to hear more about Intertech, their market conditions and a few of their focus areas that have resulted in rapid growth.


Chad Moutray with NAM Discusses his Economic Outlook and the Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Trend

October 10, 2013—Chad Moutray, the economist with the National Association of Manufacturers, and Kemp Harr, Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine, discuss NAM's economic outlook for the remainder of 2013 and the potential effect that the Washington shutdown could have on his estimate. In addition, Chad addresses the economic factors that are motivating companies to bring their manufacturing back to the U.S. Listen to the interview for more details.


Tracy Hammond Discusses Potential Solutions to End the Washington Stalemate

October 7, 2013—Tracy Hammond, a Lobbyist for the Carpet and Rug Institute with Polsinelli, and Kemp Harr, discuss key issues and potential solutions to resolve the government shutdown in Washington, DC. Listen to the interview to hear this Washington insider's perspective.


Russell Grizzle Discusses Mannington's LVT Expansion in Madison, Georgia

October 4, 2013—Russell Grizzle, President and CEO of Mannington Mills discusses Mannington's LVT expansion in Madison, Georgia. The expansion, which is estimated to cost $50 million, will add over 200 jobs and will quadruple the output of this LVT plant from what it was able to produce when Mannington purchased the plant as part of its Amtico acquisition. Listen to the interview for more details.



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