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Robert Blochinger Discusses the Research on Installer Labor Shortages

Robert Blochinger Discusses the Research on Installer Labor Shortages

December 18, 2018—Robert Blochinger, chairman of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), and Kemp Harr discuss the Blackstone research project which attempts to quantify the impact of the labor shortage of trained flooring installers. Listen to the interview to hear more details as well as the plans to recruit new installers.

Rachael Palopoli Discusses Her Planet Recycling Business in Phoenix

Rachael Palopoli Discusses Her Planet Recycling Business in Phoenix

December 17, 2018—Rachael Palopoli, a principle with Planet Recycling based in Phoenix, and Kemp Harr discuss how her family's business serves as both a major collector/sorter of post-consumer carpet and an independent flooring retailer as well as a supply house for installation supplies. Listen to the interview to learn more about Planet Recycling's diverse operation.

Allison Weiner Discusses the Domotex World Tour Trip that She Won to Germany

Allison Weiner Discusses the Domotex World Tour Trip that She Won to Germany

December 12, 2018—Allison Weiner, interior designer with HJ Martin, and Kemp Harr discuss Allison's sweepstakes selection in the Domotex World Tour. Listen to the interview for more details and hear more about HJ Martin's business in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Two more winners will be drawn in this contest which is still open for entry.

Ian Newton Discusses Flooring 101 and the Mohawk Edge Summit Meeting

Ian Newton Discusses Flooring 101 and the Mohawk Edge Summit Meeting

December 10, 2018—Ian Newton, General Manager with Flooring 101, and Kemp Harr discuss Flooring 101's business as well as Ian's review of the Mohawk Edge Summit held this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Listen to the interview for more details. Ian is also the newly elected VP of the National Floorcovering Alliance.

Harlan Stone Discusses DC's Overwhelming Support for Exempting LVT from Chinese Tariffs

Harlan Stone Discusses DC's Overwhelming Support for Exempting LVT from Chinese Tariffs

December 3, 2018—Harlan Stone, CEO with Metroflor and Halstead and founder of the American Consumers & Workers Justice Coalition, and Kemp Harr, discuss this weekend's news that the Chinese tariffs on flooring will not increase above the current 10% level until at least April 1st of 2019. Listen to the interview to learn about recent meetings in Washington pushing for an exemption for LVT flooring on the Section 301 tariffs.

Bob Murray Discusses the Dodge Construction Outlook for 2019

Bob Murray Discusses the Dodge Construction Outlook for 2019

November 29, 2018—Bob Murray, Chief Economist with Dodge Data and Analytics, and Kemp Harr discuss the construction start outlook for 2019 in both housing and non-residential construction. Yes, this interview is a little longer than normal, but well worth the listen as you plan for next year. Bob's analysis is very thorough.