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Armstrong to Reduce Work Force by 240

Lancaster, PA, November 30-- Armstrong Holdings, Inc. today announced plans to reduce its workforce, primarily in its flooring division, in response to changing market conditions. This will lead to the elimination of approximately 240 positions, 70 of whi

Ganley Named President at Mannington Commercial

Salem, NJ, November 30--Mannington Mills announced today that Jack Ganley has been named president of Mannington Commercial. Ganley brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in commercial flooring to the company.

Dow Increases Prices of Emulsion Polymer Products

Midland, MI, November 29–-Effective January 1, 2005, the Dow Emulsion Polymers business is increasing the prices of all latex sold into the carpet industry by US$0.06/lb (dry) in the United States and Canada.

Judge Nixes Armstrong Reorganization Plan Extensio

Philadelphia, PA, November 29--A district court judge said he won't hold up confirmation of a reorganization plan for flooring maker Armstrong World Industries Inc., which has been in bankruptcy for almost four years, in order to see if asbestos refor

Kronospan Nixes Fort Payne, Alabama as Plant Site

Fort Payne, AL, November 24--Officials with Kronospan, a German-based wood flooring company, have officially announced it will not locate a large industrial plant in Fort Payne, saying the project simply grew too big for the area to accommodate.

Forbo Refuses CVC Offer, For The Time Being

Zurich, Switzerland, November 23-- The international private equity company CVC Capital Partners is planning to acquire Swiss Forbo Group for a price of SFR 330 per share ($2.85) for a total ttransaction value of ca SFR 450 M ($215.6M).

Armstrong Increases Prices on Select Engineered Ha

Lancaster, PA, November 19--Armstrong announced it will initiate an average five percent price increase on selected engineered and other hardwood products within its Bruce, Hartco and Robbins hardwood floors brands, effective with shipments on January 1,

Mohawk Unveils New SmartStrand Fiber

Dalton, GA, November 18--According to Mohawk Industries, its new SmartStrand fiber made with DuPont’s Sorona Polymer is the "biggest fiber innovation in 20 years."

Alabama Retailer Fire Caused by Inside Propane Tan

Birmingham, AL,, October 15--The fire Tuesday evening at Flooring Creations off Messer Airport Highway, according to investigators, was fueled by chemicals and material inside the warehouse, which made the fire even more dangerous, according to NINN.