After introducing multiple innovative collections at January’s industry trade show, Mohawk claimed Floor Covering News’ 21st annual Awards of Excellence, winning the coveted best overall manufacturer prize for the fifth time and taking six other major honors: Best Hardwood Manufacturer (Group A) Best Carpet Manufacturer (Group A) Mohawk Home: Best Rug Manufacturer Mohawk Group: Best Commercial Manufacturer Dal-Tile: Best Ceramic … Read More

Card-Monroe Partners with Second-Grade Students in STEM Project

Card-Monroe Corp. recently partnered with second-grade students from Battlefield Primary School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia to assist the students in completing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project. For their STEM project, the students were given an assignment of designing a door mat for the school’s front office. The students began this project by touring the Card-Monroe facility where … Read More

New AFA Member Erhardt+Leimer Launches New Website

More than a face-lift: products, applications, and technologies presented in a new way. The new Erhardt+Leimer website is online! This event was celebrated earlier this month by members of the Management Board and the company’s Marketing department. Hannelore Leimer, Chairwoman of the Board, was the one to push the symbolic start button. From now on, comprehensive information about the E+L … Read More

Views are spectacular at the Dalton! Convention Center

Our newest AFA member, Dalton! Convention Center was recently featured in the April 2017 issue of Meetings Today magazine. Meetings Today stated, “the patio at the Convention Center was a hidden secret in Dalton for outdoor receptions which boasts views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and where participants can clearly see the different mountain ranges on the horizon.” Doug Phipps, … Read More

Textile Rubber & Chemical Company Awards Two Full College Scholarships

Dalton, Georgia… Each year Textile Rubber & Chemical Company awards two (2) full college scholarships to children of TRCC employees who are graduating high school seniors. The Joseph E. Willard Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Joe Willard, Harvey Howalt’s longtime assistant who supported education within the company and the community. The Ray N. Taylor Memorial Scholarship … Read More

Card-Monroe Corp. announces that Tufting University has reached the 1,000 student mark.

Tufting-U, established in 2008, fulfills the tufting industry’s need for education and training in all areas related to tufting – from proper maintenance, to efficient machinery operation, to design optimization. Tufting University is the industry’s only training institution with a full-time dedicated instructor and a learning lab with two-cut away tufting machines for hands-on learning. In making the announcement, CMC … Read More

Mannington Mills Selling VCT Business to Armstrong Flooring

Mannington Mills has signed an agreement to sell its vinyl composition tile (VCT) business to Armstrong Flooring. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. According to Russell Grizzle, President and CEO of Mannington Mills, this transaction is an adjustment to Mannington’s product portfolio. “Mannington’s successful history is based on growing our business through a combination … Read More

NEW Floor Covering Capabilities Video by Freeman Schwabe

Watch NEW Floor Covering Capabilities Video by Freeman Schwabe Our new Video shows SCHWABE USA die cutting presses and systems, cutting carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles and planks. SCHWABE USA machines are proudly built in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The new Flooring Video is one of over 100 videos on the Freeman Schwabe YouTube Channel. The video titled Flooring Tiles & … Read More

Zimmer USA

  Zimmer USA Zimmer USA announces their newest CHROMOJET 800 SERIES.  This technology is based on ZIMMER AUSTRIA high speed valves and its application goes from velvet products to high-end contract carpets. ADVANTAGES OF CHROMOJET800 · Maximum efficiency in short runs · No screens necessary – no limitation in repeats · Just in time delivery – lower cost for stock goods · … Read More

Truetzschler & Zhejiang Wang Jin Nonwoven Co. Ltd. Sign Agreement for 2 State-Of-The-Art Spunlace Lines –

Truetzschler and Zhejiang Wang Jin Nonwoven Co. Ltd, Sign Agreement for the Supply of 2 State-Of-The-Art Spunlace Lines TRUETZSCHLER – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN,2017   Egelsbach, Germany – Truetzschler and Zhejiang Wang Jin signed an agreement to supply 2 spunlace lines. One line is a high speed carding line including the well-known random roller technology. This line will fulfill highest … Read More