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Kelly Ennis Discusses her Process for Working NeoCon

Kelly Ennis Discusses her Process for Working NeoCon

June 10, 2019—Kelly Ennis, a principal with Verve Partnership, and Kemp Harr discuss the process that Kelly uses to get the most out of the NeoCon Show. Listen to the interview to learn more about Kelly and her process for working the show.

Tom Polucci With HOK Discusses How He Works NeoCon

Tom Polucci With HOK Discusses How He Works NeoCon

June 6, 2019—Tom Polucci, director of interiors for HOK, and Kemp Harr discuss Tom's process for working the NeoCon show in Chicago. Listen to the interview to understand his hand on approach for getting the most out of the show.

Harlan Stone Discusses His New HMTX Corporate Brand and Chinese Tariffs

Harlan Stone Discusses His New HMTX Corporate Brand and Chinese Tariffs

June 4, 2019—Harlan Stone, CEO with HMTX Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind the new corporate umbrella brand for for Halstead, Metroflor, Teknoflor, Aspecta and Vertex. Listen to the interview for more details about this $700 million supplier of LVT and resilient products and also hear that the U.S. Federal Government has pushed back the effective date of the 25% tariff on Chinese made flooring by another 15 days.

Kermit Baker Discusses the Commercial Building and Housing Remodel Markets

Kermit Baker Discusses the Commercial Building and Housing Remodel Markets

June 3, 2019—Kermit Baker, the Harvard economist that tracks the built environment in both the Commercial and Residential sectors, and Kemp Harr discuss the Architectural Billing Index and the residential remodel index. Listen to the interview to hear Kermit talk about his outlook for the economy and the effect that will have on markets that impact the flooring business.

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Statistics and Outlook

Santo Torcivia Discusses Flooring Growth Statistics and Outlook

May 30, 2019—Santo Torcivia, an economist with Market Insights, and Kemp Harr, discuss flooring industry growth statistics, product and market trends and the outlook for growth in the flooring business for the remainder of 2019. Listen to the interview for more details.

Brian Carson Discusses AHF Products' Plans to Buy LM Flooring

Brian Carson Discusses AHF Products' Plans to Buy LM Flooring

May 24, 2019—Brian Carson, President and CEO of AHF Products, and Kemp Harr discuss AHF Products' announced plans to acquire LM Flooring, an Asian based producer of engineered hardwood flooring. Listen to the interview to hear how this acquisition fits into the firm’s business strategy as well as an update on business conditions and the AHF’s new headquarter move.

John Rietveldt Discusses Why I4F is Engaged in Unilin's ITC Case

John Rietveldt Discusses Why I4F is Engaged in Unilin's ITC Case

May 20, 2019—John Rietveldt, CEO with I4F, and Kemp Harr discuss I4F’s support offering with the 45 named defendants in the Unilin ITC investigation related to three patents dealing with the construction of LVT flooring. Listen to the interview to hear what stage the case is in and why I4F is getting involved.

John Crews Discusses Shaw's 2019 Hospitality Focus at HD Expo

John Crews Discusses Shaw's 2019 Hospitality Focus at HD Expo

May 15, 2019—John Crews, design manager with Shaw’s Lifestyle Studio, and Kemp Harr discuss Shaw’s new Community focus at this week’s HD Expo in Las Vegas. Listen to the interview to hear more about the Community collection of both carpet and LVT products. The carpet is one of the first commercially developed products using CMC’s patented Tailor Tuft technology.