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Best Practices - July 2006

Best Practices - July 2006

I was at the Builders and Remodeling Show in Troy, New York, when I saw Top Tile’s booth. I wasn’t surprised to see a flooring retailer at the show.

Distribution Evolution - June 2006

Distribution Evolution - June 2006

I’ve told this story dozens of times and I’ll probably tell it many times more—there are some things the little guys do much better than the big guys.

Annual Report - May 2006

Annual Report - May 2006

On the surface, 2005 seemed like an excellent year for the floorcovering manufacturing sector as sales rose a very respectable 6%, to a record $24.2 billion.

Floor Wars Revisited - May 2006

Floor Wars Revisited - May 2006

In 1984, Howard Brodsky co-founded Carpet Co-op of America so independent carpet retailers could band together for better buying power in a business world that was becoming increasingly competitive.

People Power - May 2006

People Power - May 2006

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.” So starts the song in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. But can we really get to know all about someone? And is it worth the effort?

Best Practices - May 2006

Best Practices - May 2006

Designing a new home or remodeling can be a dreaded task for many homeowners, say Ken and Brenda Barber, owners of Barber’s Floors and More, a thriving flooring business in St. Johns, Michigan.

Distribution Evolution - May 2006

Distribution Evolution - May 2006

I’m always surprised when I see people who should know better throwing around misleading statistics, particularly about the home centers’ impact on our industry.