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Michael Martin Discusses the Real Wood Real Life Hardwood Flooring Campaign

Michael Martin Discusses the Real Wood Real Life Hardwood Flooring Campaign

February 1, 2019—Michael Martin, CEO with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), and Kemp Harr, discuss the roll out of the hardwood flooring trade associations Real Wood, Real Life campaign designed to tell consumers the benefit of living on a real hardwood floor. Listen to the interview recorded at Surfaces for more information.

Don Maier Discusses Armstrong's Strategy with a Singular Focus on Resilient Flooring

Don Maier Discusses Armstrong's Strategy with a Singular Focus on Resilient Flooring

January 31, 2019—Don Maier, President and CEO of Armstrong, and Kemp Harr discuss the strategy behind Armstrong's decision to exit the hardwood flooring business and focus solely on the resilient business with a wide range of offerings that span from VCT to rigid LVT. Listen to the interview for more details, which includes a focus on domestic manufacturing.

Zack Zehner and Terry Marchetta Discuss Mannington's Focus on Styling

Zack Zehner and Terry Marchetta Discuss Mannington's Focus on Styling

January 30, 2019—Zach Zehner and Terry Marchetta, Residential President and Director of Residential Styling, respectively, and Kemp Harr, discuss Mannington's growth, new leadership and 2019 product introductions. Watch the video to see and hear more about where this family owned company is headed from a product standpoint.

Piet Dossche Discusses Coretec's Success and New Products in 2019

Piet Dossche Discusses Coretec's Success and New Products in 2019

January 29, 2019—Piet Dossche, President of US Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of both Shaw and Coretec in 2018 as well as Coretec's new products for 2019. Watch the interview to hear more about Shaw's growth, Coretec Stone, and Coretec Wood—two new, innovative multilayered flooring products featuring a mineral core. In addition to running US Floors, Piet is also EVP of Shaw's hard surface business.

Thomas Trissl and Hubert Steinberg Discuss Schönox Continued Growth and Innovation

Thomas Trissl and Hubert Steinberg Discuss Schönox Continued Growth and Innovation

January 28, 2019—Thomas Trissl and Hubert Steinberg, principle with HPS Schönox and technical GM for Schonox Germany, respectively, and Kemp Harr discuss Schönox's continued growth and market penetration in the U.S. as well as the firm's new Renotex 3D floating underlayment system for multifamily housing renovation work. Watch the video for more details.

Tim Baucom Discusses Shaw's Growth in 2018 and Outlook for 2019

Tim Baucom Discusses Shaw's Growth in 2018 and Outlook for 2019

January 22, 2019—Tim Baucom, EVP for Shaw Industries' residential business, and Kemp Harr discuss how Shaw was able to outpace the growth of the market in 2018 and what the company is doing to continue that momentum. Listen to the interview, recorded at Shaw's aligned dealer meeting in Orlando, for more details.

Curtis Blanton Discusses His New Ownership of Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial

Curtis Blanton Discusses His New Ownership of Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial

January 21, 2019—Curtis Blanton, co-owner of Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial, and Kemp Harr discuss Curtis' acquisition of his father's business in partnership with JR Allred. Listen to the interview for more information on the growth and focus for the business. Curtis' father, Mike Blanton, passed away suddenly in March 2017.