September 30, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management looks at the market over the past week discussing factors that could be the basis for a major pullback, yesterday’s economic reports and their affect on the market, historical perspectives on the current situation, the market and the months of September and October and the rebirth of day trading
September 29, 2003—Walt Hubbard, Pres. & CEO, Honeywell Nylon discusses the Honeywell acquisition of the nylon fiber assets of BASF, the physical aspects of combining the divisions, the manufacturing assets and the people of the two companies. Also discussed are the company’s branded and unbranded philosophy and its approach to recycling.
September 28, 2003—Bob Noe Jr. President, Pacific Solutions, discusses technology and the flooring industry, the systems and software that are available to retailers in the industry, including automating estimating software, which can increase accuracy and efficiency for both large and small retailers.
September 25, 2003—Evan Hackel, President, Flooring America discusses the organization's recently held Fall Convention, the big-box retailer and the competitive environment, Flooring America’s 5-year plan, the trust factor, the chain's communication culture, developing core competencies and the company’s advertising and merchandising plans.
September 24, 2003—Tom Davis Pres. Mannington Mills and Ulf Mattsson, Pres. & CEO of Domco Tarkett discuss the recently formed Mannington/Domco Tarkett joint venture which will vinyl composition tile (VCT) in Vails Gate, NY.
September 23, 2003—Floor Focus Publisher Frank O’Neill Magazine and Dave Foster: Host, FloorRadio discuss: Home Depot opening of its second Floor Store; Shaw's rollout of the Shaw Living line; Armstrong's six-month extension on its reorganization plan and the ceasing of production its Lancaster stencil line; Columbia announcement of price increases and; INSTALL picks up seven new endorsements.
September 22, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the G7 meeting, the call for more-flexible exchange rates and its effect on the market. Mike also looks at the possibility of another round of irrational exuberance.
September 22, 2003—Lew Migliore, The Industry’s Trouble-Shooter, LGM Technical Services discusses a problem involving linoleum and a dealer snafu.
September 21, 2003—Bob Weiss, Pres. of All Tile and Pres. Of the National Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) discusses the association’s recent annual meeting, the focus of the organization and the state of the distribution sector. Weiss offers his reaction to the potential sale of Armstrong to either Mohawk or Shaw, and discusses current trends in the distribution sector and the positive factors to retailer increasing their business with distributors.
September 18, 2003—Larry Winter, Winter & Harris CPAs reviews the steps retailers and other small business people can take to better manage their businesses through understanding their financial statements. Winters discusses specialized software and the B2B initiatives and the advantages they afford small business people in managing their businesses.