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Brian Carson Discusses His New CEO Role and Strategy with AHF Products

Brian Carson Discusses His New CEO Role and Strategy with AHF Products

February 15, 2019—Brian Carson, CEO with AHF Products, and Kemp Harr discuss Brian's initial plans to build a growing business out of Armstrong's former hardwood flooring assets. Listen to the interview to hear more details about his goal to position this business as the leader in the hardwood flooring category.

Mark Clayton and Jason Surratt Discuss Phenix's Bold New Styling for 2019

Mark Clayton and Jason Surratt Discuss Phenix's Bold New Styling for 2019

February 13, 2019—Mark Clayton and Jason Surratt, President and VP of Design, respectively, and Kemp Harr discuss Phenix's success in 2018 and their bold new styling developed under the direction of Jason who joined the company eight months ago. Watch the video, taped at Surfaces, to see and hear about the Mondern Contours collection, Pet Protect and how they work closely with Pharr Yarns to develop looks that are unique to Phenix.

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Solid Growth with Wool Broadloom from India

Blake Dennard Discusses Kaleen's Solid Growth with Wool Broadloom from India

February 12, 2019—Blake Dennard, SVP with Kaleen, and Kemp Harr discuss Kaleen's fourth solid year of growth selling affordable wool broadloom carpet from India. This year the company is launching 16 new styles, some of which are made with hand spun yarns. Watch the video to hear and see why Kaleen continues to grow with natural wool carpet.

Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Design Survey Results and New Product Focus for 2019

Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Design Survey Results and New Product Focus for 2019

February 11, 2019—Lindsey Waldrep, VP of Marketing for Crossville, and Kemp Harr discuss Crossville's leadership in the commercial sector based on a recent designer survey as well as the company's continued mix and match styling theme. Watch the video, taped at Surfaces 2019, to see an increasing emphasis on large format panels and unique shapes. Crossville built the first porcelain tile plant in the U.S. (in Crossville, Tennesse), over 30 years ago.

Jeff Meadows discusses Mohawk's Brand Focus and New Products for 2019

Jeff Meadows discusses Mohawk's Brand Focus and New Products for 2019

February 8, 2019—Jeff Meadows, EVP for North America with Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss Mohawk's consolidated brand focus and new product focus for 2019. Watch the video, recorded at Surfaces 2019, to learn more about Mohawk's emphasis on hard surface growth by doubling the firm's SKU count in the LVT category and launching Pergo LVT in the specialty retail sector.

Allie Finkell Discusses American OEM's Growth, Focus and Launch of Raintree

Allie Finkell Discusses American OEM's Growth, Focus and Launch of Raintree

February 7, 2019—Allie Finkell, Executive VP with American OEM, and Kemp Harr discuss the product focus of this Tennessee-based engineered hardwood flooring producer. Watch the video to hear more about American OEM's unique approach to the market, the talented staff they've added and their new multi-layered product that features a real hardwood top surface that is waterproof. This video was taped at Surfaces 2019 before the show opened.

John Wu Discusses Novalis' Rapid LVT Growth and Service Focus for 2019

John Wu Discusses Novalis' Rapid LVT Growth and Service Focus for 2019

February 6, 2019—John Wu, CEO with Novalis, and Kemp Harr discuss Novalis' rapid growth in LVT as one of the leading suppliers in the business. Watch the video to see the Nova brand's new retail display and the product and service focus for 2019. According to John, Novalis has reached capacity at its plant in Shanghai and is working hard to expand its production capacity.

Nuckols, Stepp and Coffin Discuss the Dixie Group's 2019 New Products and Business Focus

Nuckols, Stepp and Coffin Discuss the Dixie Group's 2019 New Products and Business Focus

February 5, 2019—T.M. Nuckols, Residential President; Jamann Stepp, VP of Hard Surface; and Jared Coffin, VP of Product Management, all with The Dixie Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the new residential products for The Dixie Group for 2019. Watch the video, recorded at Surfaces, to hear more about product trends and new styling for this upper-end group of flooring brands—Dixie Home, Masland and Fabrica.