December 13, 2013
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Collin Burry Discusses His Induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame
Ralph Grogan Named President and CEO of BPS
City of Industry, CA, Jan. 15, 2013 -- Bentley Prince Street has named Ralph Grogan president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Grogan brings more than 30 years of experience in the carpet industry, having served in senior management positions with several carpet manufacturers, including chief operating officer of Tandus Flooring, where he led the integration of Tandus' three product brands.
Most recently, Grogan served as vice president of business development and strategy for Antron, the carpet fiber brand for Invista Surfaces. He also served as president of Monterey Carpets, president of Burlington House Floor Accents and vice president and general manager of Lees Carpets.
Dominus Capital is the majority owner of Bentley Prince Street. Grogan and Dominus Capital board member Mac Bridger worked together at Tandus from 2002 to 2006, when Grogan served as COO and Bridger as CEO and president.
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Chicago Manufacturing Expands in November
Chicago, IL, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Manufacturing activity in the Chicago area expanded at a faster rate than expected in November, according to the Chicago purchasing managers index.
Initial Jobless Claims Fall Last Week
Washington, DC, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 316,000 last week, according to the Labor Department.
Consumer Sentiment Moves Up in November
Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in November, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index.
Leading Economic Indicators Edge Higher
New York, NY, Nov. 27, 2013 -- The Conference Board’s index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose 0.2% in November.
CFI To Hold Training Events at Surfaces
Kansas City, MO, Nov. 27, 2013 -- CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association, has a major presence at The International Surface Event 2014.
House Prices Continue To Rise in September
New York, NY, Nov. 26, 2013 -- Home prices in September were up 13.29% over last year, according to the S&P/Case Shiller composite index.
Consumer Confidence at Seven Month Low
New York, NY, Nov. 26, 2013 -- Consumer confidence fell in November to the lowest level in seven months, according to the Conference Board.
Building Permits Highest Since 2008
Washington, DC, Nov. 26, 2013 -- Residential building permits rose to their highest level since June 2008 in October, according to the Commerce Department.
November's Sustainability Month for Mohawk
Calhoun, GA, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Mohawk Group has designated November as the company’s inaugural sustainability month.
Mohawk Group, Future Institute, in Partnership
Calhoun, GA, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Mohawk Group said it is in a partnership with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as one of the organization’s transformative sponsors.
Mannington Commercial Releases EPD for Tile
Calhoun, GA, Nov. 26, 2013 -- Mannington Commercial said it has released a second environmental product declaration (EPD) for its Infinity RE modular carpet tiles.
Surfaces Early Registration Ends Friday
Dallas, TX, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Show management of Surfaces, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo said that the discounted early registration deadline for all three shows is Friday, Nov. 29.
Carpet One, Mohawk in Partnership for Charity
Manchester, NH, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Carpet One Floor & Home and Mohawk Industries said they have formed a new partnership with the Building for America’s Bravest program.
Greenbuild To Expand To Europe Next Year
Washington, DC, Nov. 25, 2013 -- U.S.Green Building Council said that Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will launch in Verona, Italy in 2014.
Pinnacle Flooring Revamps Brand Image
Dallas, TX, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Hardwood flooring specialist Pinnacle Flooring said it has reinvented its brand.
Pending Home Sales Fall in October
Washington, DC, Nov. 25, 2013 -- Pending home sales fell in October for the fifth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.
'Helocs' Spurring Home Improvement Projects
New York, NY, Nov. 25, 2013 --Spending on home renovations is rising significantly thanks to the resurgence of home equity lines of credit, Bloomberg News reports.
Lack of Inventory Pushing Home Prices Higher
Washington, DC, Nov. 22, 2013 -- A low number of homes for sale is pushing home prices up to double-digit gains year-over-year, the National Association of Realtors said in its latest existing-homes report.
Builders Still Positive About Multifamily Market
Washington, DC, Nov. 22, 2013 -- The Multifamily Production Index reached 54 in the third quarter, seven points lower than a spike in the second quarter but the seventh consecutive reading above 50.
Mohawk, Shaw, Tandus on Training Top 125 List
Dalton, GA, Nov. 21, 2013 -- Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries, and Tandus Centiva were all named to Training magazine's Training Top 125 list.
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