Dalton, GA, October 13, 2017-Shaw has completed the purchase of Tricycle, Inc., a technology innovator supporting the commercial interiors business. The acquisition will enable Shaw’s commercial business to lead the industry in carpet sampling simulation and digital tools. Tricycle produces digital carpet samples for major floorcovering manufacturers. Founded in 2002 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tricycle was a pioneer in developing paper … Read More


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