June 30, 2003—Rita Dommermuth, Project Director Hannover Fairs USA and Suzanne Klaproth, Project Manager, Deutsche Messe, discuss Domotex 2004, the world’s largest floor covering trade show, in Hannover, Germany and Contract World, the show’s popular commercial element. Discussed are the expanded exhibit options for the upcoming show, changes in the U.S. Pavilion and the brand-new Georgia Pavilion. Also discussed is the Shanghai-based floor covering show, Domotex Asia, ChinaFloor.
June 29, 2003—Dick Biere, President, Mannington Commercial in the second and final segment in a two part series discusses the company’s sustainability stance and its philosophy with regard to environmental issues. Bierie also discusses NeoCon, the recent StarNet convention and the company’s new product offerings.
June 26, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss: the results of the Floor Focus annual Retailer Survey and the surprising results that indicate the potential effects the economy has had on independent retailers. Survey results also point to current retailer attitudes about installation, margin levels, the Internet and what appears to be an increased propensity toward joining retail groups.
June 26, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee’s move yesterday to lower interest rates and analyses the statement issued by the Fed yesterday as it moved to lower rates. Barker also looks at the effects the move will have on individuals and businesses.
June 26, 2003—Dick Biere, President, Mannington in the first part of a two part series discusses the economy and how suppliers have reacted to a weakened economy, the company’s philosophy and approach to the marketplace, its stance with regard to products and its diverse product offerings and the company’s efforts in the area of sustainability. (The remaining two segments will be aired next week)
June 24, 2003—John Post, President, TSI Solutions discusses automation in the 2000s how it got to where it is and where its going, the tools of automation and what to expect from automation in the floor covering industry in the future.
June 23, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting this morning and the implications of a zero interest rate scenario and what it would mean for the financial and stock markets. Barker also looks at the market, its most recent pul back and what to expect in the future.
June 21, 2003—Chas Sydney, VP AmericasMart discusses the upcoming Summer Area Rug Market in Atlanta, its new Sunday opening and the fact that it will be held concurrently with the Home Furnishings and Gift markets.
June 19, 2003—Ron VanGeldren, former President of the Carpet & Rug Institute and recently named President of newly formed Synthetic Turf Council, discusses the new association, its membership, its mission, which is to develop comprehensive standards to assist owners, users and designers in the process of selecting and installing, and the future for the STC
June 19, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss: NeoCon 2004, the traffic, the award winners in hard and soft surface, the product roll-outs, the trends, the mood and the outlook for the future.