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Jason Wright Joins Wagner Meters as Business Development Specialist

Jan 20, 2020

Rogue River, OR – Wagner Meters proudly announces the addition of Jason Wright to the sales team as a Business Development Specialist for New Products. Mr. Wright brings more than 32 years of flooring experience specializing in Hardwood Flooring. Starting in 1986 with a small sundry distributor in Medford, Oregon...

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Egger in Brilon is backing Calander Coating Inert technology by Hymmen for lacquer finishes

Jan 16, 2020

Bielefeld, 01/16/2020 – With the aim of introducing a completely new product to the market for the kitchen and furniture industry, Egger was planning to commission a completely new line at their location in Brilon/Germany. In the process, the goal was not just to make sure that the finishing of full-format MDF boards met the cost requirements of industrial production. At the same time, the aim was also for the lacquer finishes to meet the market's highest quality requirements

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New product thanks to digital printing: Digital staining

Jan 16, 2020

Bielefeld, 10/28/2019 – Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE) is a patented, in-house development of Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau and is the first method which uses digital printing technology for something other than "painting pretty pictures". A new product has been created; a digitally applied UV protective lacquer. Much like with this technology, Hymmen has developed another method which can create completely new products. It will lead to completely new product opportunities, in particular in the parquet industry.

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Hymmen founds a new subsidiary in North America

Jan 16, 2020

Mr. Mark Joel knows the business in the North American woodworking market very well and will be at your disposal for any questions and demands regarding our state-of-the-art Hymmen machinery and full production lines.
 

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Formica Corporation Names Melissa Herman VP of Sales

Jan 14, 2020

CINCINNATI (January 13, 2020) — Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, announces that Melissa Herman has been promoted to vice president of sales. In this role, Herman will oversee North American sales operations, including strategic selling initiatives and customer relationships.

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Scott Windelspecht Hired for VP of Operations Role at Safco

Jan 13, 2020

(MINNEAPOLIS – January 13, 2020) – Safco® Products has named Scott Windelspecht Vice President of Operations, Workspace Products. Safco is part of the Liberty Diversified International (LDI) family of companies.

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Arclin Names David P. Smith Vice President of Growth & Innovation

Jan 13, 2020

ATLANTA, GA, January 13, 2020 – Arclin, a chemistry-based manufacturer of engineered products for the building, design, transportation and other industries, announced today that it has appointed David P. Smith as vice president of growth and innovation (G&I). Based at the company’s headquarters in Roswell, GA, Smith will head efforts to leverage Arclin’s robust technology platform to explore new applications and market opportunities around the world. Smith comes to Arclin from Egger Wood Products in North America, where he was head of product development.

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ATI's New Lightweight Ceiling Tiles Ready to Compete with Industry Heavyweights

Jan 09, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C., JANUARY 9, 2020 – The year may have just begun, but ATI Decorative Laminates is wasting no time releasing their latest innovative ceiling tiles. MirroFlex Lite is ATI’s newest value-conscious ceiling solution. The original MirroFlex Structures line has long been coveted as a durable, beautiful, and affordable option for designers and architects. 

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See Berenson at KBIS, Booth #N3057

Jan 08, 2020

Berenson hardware has refreshed and expanded their value line, Advantage Plus by Berenson. New designs will be offered including edge pulls and square knobs. Trending finishes like Matte Black have been added and they will be introducing Champagne, a soft, subtle gold finish. With these new additions joining existing parts, this line will now have 12 collections of affordable hardware.
 

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Schattdecor's Color and Decor Trends

Jan 02, 2020

Recently we attended the Color Marketing Group International Summit in Phoenix, Arizona and left feeling very energized about the future of color. It could have been the influence of the desert tones of our surroundings or the inspirational color trend talks and presentations during the conference. But we felt like several of the CMG's forecast colors were a great match to a number of Schattdecor's Uni Colors.

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EGGER presents stable annual financial statement for the first half of the financial year

Dec 23, 2019

The EGGER Group, with headquarters in St. Johann in Tirol (AT), has completed the first half of its financial year 2019/2020 (reference date the 31st October 2019) with a consolidated turnover of EUR 1.48 billion and a turnover increase of 3.4 % as compared to the previous year. The result before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA) is EUR 220.1 million (-4.9 % as compared to the previous year). These results should be taken into account alongside the massive investments and the associated set-up and start-up costs that are in line with the company’s strategic growth plans. During the reporting period, EGGER started operating its 19th plant in Poland. The outlook for the second half of the year is also positive.

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CABINET VISION to be Exhibited Jan. 21-23 at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2020

Dec 19, 2019

New developments and upgrades available with the latest version of CABINET VISION design-to-manufacturing software will be presented Jan. 21-23 at Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2020, hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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How Acoustic Panels Increase Your Standard of Living

Dec 19, 2019

When you think of soundproof ceilings, you probably think of recording studios where entertainers and musicians produce masterpieces.

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Riding High Harley-Davidson Breaks All the Rules of Store Design

Dec 17, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C., DECEMBER 17, 2019 – Harley-Davidson is an enduring, all-American brand with monumental history. Their iconic motorcycles are synonymous with quality, freedom, and rebellion. Mark Wheelihan, owner of Riding High Harley-Davidson in High Point, NC, knew when he built his store that he wanted to honor the legacy of the Harley-Davidson brand. That didn’t mean that he wanted to stick solely to tradition, though.

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Steelcase Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies

Dec 16, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) received national recognition as one of the “Most Responsible Companies” in the U.S. by Newsweek Magazine for positive efforts in environmental stewardship, social impact and corporate governance. Steelcase placed 85th overall and 13th in the category of “Consumer Goods.”

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Panolam® Surface Systems Introduces Yesteryears™ Collection

Dec 10, 2019

Panolam Surface Systems, a leading supplier of integrated surface solutions today introduced the Yesteryears™ Collection, a mix of 20 new and retro designs which include rich woodgrains, abstracts and solids that are inspired by some of Nevamar’s most popular patterns throughout the past 80 years.

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AIS Launches Divi Linear

Dec 06, 2019

Leominster, MA – Dec. 5, 2019 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, has launched Divi Linear – a contemporary, streamlined trim option offering cohesive design detail on AIS’s popular Divi panel system.
 

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Rugby Expands Distribution Operations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Dec 03, 2019

Dallas, TX – December 3, 2019 – As a result of ongoing growth and its commitment to continuously improving the customer experience, Rugby Architectural Building Products is pleased to announce the opening of a new distribution facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. On January 2, 2020 the newly consolidated Dallas and Fort Worth distribution will begin operations at its new facilities strategically located at 920 Avenue R.
 

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Advantage Plus by Berenson undergoes total refresh

Dec 03, 2019

Berenson’s value line, Advantage Plus by Berenson, is undergoing a total refresh. This will include the introduction of new designs as well as the addition of trending finishes to current parts. Existing parts in the program have been moved around to create 12 new collections. Berenson is rolling out this refresh in two phases with the release of seven collections initially and a full launch of the program at KBIS 2020. 
 

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Berenson is adding QR Codes!

Nov 21, 2019

Berenson and Advantage Plus by Berenson display boards have been updated to now include a QR code on the front. These can be scanned using an online QR code scanner or app on a smartphone or tablet. When scanned, these QR codes will bring up a page on their website, with parts from the collection(s) featured on the board grouped by CC length.
 

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