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Chuck Bode Discusses the YTD Growth in the Commercial Flooring Business

Chuck Bode Discusses the YTD Growth in the Commercial Flooring Business

August 22, 2019—Chuck Bode, Co-owner of CB Flooring and Chairman of Starnet, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth within the contract flooring business in 2019 vs. 2018. Listen to the interview to get both a national read from Starnet and Northeastern U.S., read from CB Flooring, as well a few other nuggets about the economy, Chinese tariffs and the multi-family housing market.

Jeff Macco Discusses How His Stores Position Waterproof LVT to Consumers

Jeff Macco Discusses How His Stores Position Waterproof LVT to Consumers

August 19, 2019—Jeff Macco, co-owner of Macco’s Flooring in Wisconsin, and Kemp Harr discuss how Jeff trains his retail sales associates to properly position the waterproof performance of LVT flooring. Listen to the interview for more details and also learn more about what’s helping his six-store retail chain grow in a flat market.

Dan Frierson Discusses The Dixie Group's Financials and Growth Initiatives

Dan Frierson Discusses The Dixie Group's Financials and Growth Initiatives

August 15, 2019—Dan Frierson, Chairman of the Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr discuss Dixie’s improved financial position and the investments the company has been making to put the company in a profitable growth mode. Listen to the interview for more details on the changes Dixie is making to improve their business performance.

John Baugh Discusses the Q2 Results of the Public Flooring Companies

John Baugh Discusses the Q2 Results of the Public Flooring Companies

August 9, 2019—John Baugh, Managing Director with Stifel Nicolaus, and Kemp Harr discuss the second quarter results for Mohawk, Interface and Armstrong and the market dynamics effecting the growth within the flooring business. Listen to the interview for more details. John is hoping to see a stronger second half but recognized the issues created by the glut of LVT inventory brought in prior to the higher tariffs.

Kip Howlett Discusses the Increase in Duties with Chinese Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Kip Howlett Discusses the Increase in Duties with Chinese Engineered Hardwood Flooring

August 2, 2019—Kip Howlett, President of the Decorative Hardwoods Association, and Kemp Harr discuss the significant increase in anti-dumping duties that are being retroactively levied on all Chinese engineered hardwood flooring. These duties, when added to the Section 301 tariffs, significantly alter the cost basis of these products. Listen to the interview for more details as well as what the association is doing to promote real wood products versus the look alike alternatives.

Scott Beckham Discusses Intex Flooring's Decision to Join Fuse

Scott Beckham Discusses Intex Flooring's Decision to Join Fuse

August 1, 2019—Scott Beckham, a managing partner with Intex Flooring, a commercial flooring contractor based in Houston, and Kemp Harr discuss Intex Flooring’s background and their decision to join the Fuse Flooring Alliance. Listen to the interview and also learn about a recent gauged porcelain project at a Houston area High School.