November 5, 2003—Michelle Troup, Senior Director, Surfaces, Hanley-Wood, discusses the changes in the upcoming Surfaces 2004, her expectations for the show, the exhibitor count and the show's new events including the Town Hall Meeting, the Surfaces Celebration with Cool & the Gang, the Installation Showcase and the new “Win A Designer” contest.
November 5, 2003—Gary Johnston, Brand Manager Stainmaster, Invista, discusses the company’s recently announced plans to launch a Stainmaster resilient line. Johnston looks at Invista’s long term branding strategy for the Stainmaster, the company's selection of Mannington as its resilient partner as well as its the marketing and pricing strategy for the new product.
November 4, 2003—Frank O'Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, FloorRadio Host discuss: Armstrong’s 3rd quarter loss; Unilin’s plans to acquire a Homanit plant in North Carolina; ROI’s plans to acquire BlueBolt; Brintons U.S. Axminster move to reduce its Mississippi work force and; Home Depot’s new ad program that targets sports events.
November 3, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management looks back at October and discusses the recent positive economic new and its affect on the market. Barker looks at contrarians in the market, Mohawk’s refinancing deal, the bond market and the mutual fund scandal.
November 2, 2003—Keith Hughes, VP, Equity Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey discusses the 3rd quarter performance of Mohawk looking at the residential and commercial divisions and the Dal-Tile unit. Hughes also assesses the 3rd quarter on an industry-wide basis and discusses his views for the 4th quarter and 2004.
October 30, 2003—Werner Braun, President, Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), looks back at the association’s new enhanced annual conference, the new members on the CRI's board of directors, its mission and marketing thrust.
October 29, 2003—Rita Dommermuth, Project Director, Domotex 2004, Hannover Fairs USA and Ed Korczak, Executive Director, National Wood flooring Association (NWFA), discuss the upcoming Hannover, Germany-based floor covering show Domotex 2004, its special events and features including the new NWFA Pavilion.
October 28, 2003—Dev O’Reilly, CEO, Roll Master, in the second part of a two-part series, discusses the industry-wide B2B initiative, his take on the speed with which the new technology will gain traction and the steps retailers can take to conduct business with their suppliers electronically.
October 28, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, FloorRadio Host discuss: The new product roll out and sustainable stance of Azrock by Tarkett; The CRI annual conference; The minor fire at Interface and the company’s 3rd quarter results and; The Floor Focus annual design survey.
October 26, 2003—Dev O’Reilly, CEO, Roll Master, provider of management software for floor covering retailers, in the first of a two part series, discusses the industry-wide B2B initiative, his take on the speed with which the new technology will gain traction and the steps retailers can take to conduct business with their suppliers electronically.