May 12, 2003—David Hartman, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Florim USA discusses his transaction from laminate to ceramic, Hartman assesses the state of the ceramic tile distribution network, discussing the “typical ceramic ” distributor and the demands that are being places on ceramic and floor covering distributors in today’s market, Florim as a domestic producer and its products and position with U.S. floor covering dealers.
May 8, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the recent Wall Street rally and what difficulty may be in store. Barker talks about the Federal Reserve action earlier this week and the real threat of deflation and what that could mean for the market.
May 7, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus and FloorRadio Host Dave Foster discuss: The decline in Armstrong bankruptcy reorganization payouts; The strike at an Armstrong Hardwood plant; The closing of the Honeywell/BASF nylon transaction; Tarkett Sommer’s bid for the shares of Domco Tarkett it does not own and; The Focus 100 retailer list, which will be published in the May issue of Floor Focus magazine.
May 7, 2003—Keith Hughes, VP, Equity Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey discusses the carpet industry after price increases, recovery in the residential and commercial markets, the threat of Asian carpet imports in the long and short term and the likelihood of U.S. producers establishing facilities abroad.
May 6, 2003—John Dowdell, General Manager Carpet Backing, Amoco Fabrics and Fibers unit of BP discusses the anticipated growth rate in the carpet industry in both the long and short. Anticipated reaction to price increases in the industry. Changes that have occurred with the carpet backing sector and the company’s new products.
May 5, 2003—Rick Myers, President, Myers Carpet, a unique high-end floor covering retailer with locations in Dalton, GA, Atlanta and Nashville, discusses the recently remodeled and revamped Dalton location, which is located on that city’s “carpet row”.
May 1, 2003—Excerpts from The Dixie Group’s 1st Quarter conference call featuring opening remarks by Chairman & CEO Dan Frierson, and the question and answer session featuring answers from Frierson and CFO Gary Harmon.
May 1, 2003—Chief Financial Officer Gary Harmon presents The Dixie Group’s financial report from the company 1st quarter conference call.
May 1, 2003—From the opening day of FloorTek 2003, guests Werner Braun, President Carpet & Rug Institute discusses new research into the cleanability and the ability to sanitize carpet and Tim Dixon, Chadwick & Associates discusses the newest technology in manufacturing and product handling.