July 24, 2003—Jon Dougal of Sustainable Design Associates discusses the expanding market for green products in the retail arena and the sustainable options available for floor covering retailers to fulfill this green demand.
July 23, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss: The proposal of Mohawk, in conjunction with W.L. Ross & Co., to acquire the Lees Carpet unit of Burlington Industries; the closing of floor covering distributor L.D.Brinkman and; the Dupont ad campaign.
July 23, 2003—Larry Winter, Winter & Harris CPAs discusses the planning process in slow economic cycles and how best mid and small-sized business can best conduct the process.
July 23, 2003—Chris Davis, CEO, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) discusses the association’s 2003 National Floor Covering Month promotion, its retailer and installer educational activities, scheduled for Surfaces 2004, and the WFCA’s membership initiative.
July 23, 2003—Lew Migliore, The Industry’s Trouble-Shooter, LGM Technical Services discusses problems that arose in the field when a homeowner installed wool carpet adjacent to a swimming pool.
July 22, 2003—Chas Sydney, Sr. VP AmericasMart looks back at the Atlanta Summer Area Rug Market discussing the market’s timing this summer, during the Atlanta Home Furnishings and Gift markets. Sydney talks about the success of the plan, the additional buyers that were attracted and plans for next year.
July 20, 2003—Keith Hughes, VP, Equity Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey discusses Mohawk’s 2nd quarter results, comparing activity in the hard and the soft surface sectors. Hughes looks at price increases in quarter, the raw material price story, competition, DalTile’s new Oklahoma plant, acquisition expectations and his earnings forecast for the 3rd and 4th quarters.
July 18, 2003—Excerpts from Mohawk Industries 2nd Quarter conference call featuring opening remarks by Jeff Lorberbaum and the question and answer session featuring answers from Lorberbaum and CFO John Swift.
July 18, 2003—John Swift, Mohawk CFO, presenting the company’s financial report from the company’s 2nd quarter conference call.
July 17, 2003—From the Atlanta Summer Rug Market, Mike Riley, Exec. VP, Sales and Market, Sphinx by Oriental Weavers discusses the changes in this year’s summer market, business levels, changes in the manufacturing sector, the product expansion taking place within the Sphinx product line, the company’s new product rollouts and his outlook for the future.