January 5, 2004—Jack Raidy, Jr. President & CEO W.F. Taylor discusses the industry’s changing adhesives needs and the company's newest introductions. Also discussed, changes among the people who make adhesives buying decisions, and the most frequent mistakes made in the adhesives arena.
January 4, 2004—David Wilkerson on Shaw's Hard Surface Unit - Part 1 David Wilkerson, VP, Marketing, the Hard Surfaces Division, Shaw Industries, in the first of a two-part series discusses the company’s laminate plant in No. Georgia, its philosophy toward hard surface, its hard surface plans for the future. Wilkerson also discusses the laminate market, pricing and the company’s latest introductions.
January 1, 2004—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus magazine and Dave Foster Host, Floor Radio Frank O’Neill’s list of the 10 most significant events that occurred in the floor covering during 2003.
December 30, 2003—John Baugh, Managing Director, Wachovia Securities discusses the year 2003 in the residential and commercial segments of the floor covering business, looking at Mohawk, it’s Dal-Tile unit and its acquisition of Lees
December 28, 2003—Jon Dougal, CEO, Sustainable Design Associates in the second part of a two-part series discusses sustainability, accessing the sustainability quotient of a company, the concept of corporate immunity in the sustainability arena and the marketing elements of sustainability.
December 28, 2003—Lew Migliore, The Industry’s Trouble Shooter, President, LGM Technical Carpet Services discusses a problem encountered in the field that saw permanent marks left in carpet after vacuuming.
December 23, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus magazine and Dave Foster Host, Floor Radio discuss, Solutia’s Chapter 11 and price increase; Invista’s potential relocation; Home Depot’s venture into mid-range stores; Bayer’s spinoff; Kronotex’s new plant in South Carolina and; The expansion of Ronile’s N.C.yarn dyeing operation.
December 22, 2003—Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) President Werner Braun in the final segment of a two part conversation discusses the results of a recent CRI survey targeting prime carpet buying influences, also discussed are the affects of the Bush administration’s recent move to the lift tariffs on foreign made steel delaying possible retaliatory countermeasures in textiles and carpets.
December 22, 2003—Lew Migliore, The Industry’s Trouble Shooter and President of LGM Technical Carpet Services discusses a carpet side-match claim that appears to be a manufacturing defect but was none the less disallowed by the manufacturer.
December 21, 2003—Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) President Werner Braun, in the first part of a two-part series, discusses the results of a recent CRI survey of prime carpet buying influences. The survey, taken to access the progress of the association marketing efforts, evaluates the changing attitudes toward carpet.