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Tim Baucom Discusses Chinese Tariffs and Consumer Buying Trends

Tim Baucom Discusses Chinese Tariffs and Consumer Buying Trends

July 25, 2019—Tim Baucom, President of Shaw Industries, and Kemp Harr discuss the complexity the Chinese tariffs are bringing to the LVT segment of the flooring business as well as what consumer research has revealed on the consumer's buying cycle with floorcovering. Listen to the interview for more details.

Cheryl Acierno Discusses Her Firm's Continued Growth and the Gaylord Rockies Project

Cheryl Acierno Discusses Her Firm's Continued Growth and the Gaylord Rockies Project

July 23, 2019—Cheryl Acierno, President of Acierno and Company, and Kemp Harr discuss the rapid growth of Cheryl's commercial flooring contracting business and the firm’s involvement in installing the floors in the Gaylord Rockies convention hotel in Denver. Listen to the interview for more details and also hear how the firm has diversified its offering.

Mike Penney Discusses his New Role at Schönox

Mike Penney Discusses his New Role at Schönox

July 15, 2019—Mike Penney, the SVP of Strategic Accounts with HPS Schönox, and Kemp Harr discuss Schönox’s growth strategy in the U.S. and the firm’s focus on service and innovation. Listen to the interview for more details.

Zack Zehner Discusses Mannington's Residential Business and Market Trends

Zack Zehner Discusses Mannington's Residential Business and Market Trends

July 12, 2019—Zack Zehner, President of Mannington Mill's Residential business, and Kemp Harr, discuss business and market trends within the residential flooring market in the first half of 2019. Listen to the interview to hear more about Mannington's strategy and focus as the residential business continues to shift more to hard surface.

Rick Church Discusses the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Status with Chinese Ceramic Tile

Rick Church Discusses the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Status with Chinese Ceramic Tile

July 10—Rick Church, Executive Director with the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, and Kemp Harr discuss the status of the countervailing duties and anti-dumping cases that have been filed with the Federal Government against imported Chinese made ceramic tile. This is separate from the Section 301 tariffs that are currently at the 25% level. Listen to the interview to hear more details about who the players are and what impact this action could have on Chinese produced tile.