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MOHAWK TAKES TOP HONORS AT FLOOR COVERING NEWS’ AWARDS

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

Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Georgia

Driving by the new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County,  you can easily see that things are taking shape…concrete foundations poured for the rail platforms, steel beams for the three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes, and new roadways are all being constructed.   For the few of you that don’t know about the new port, here are some interesting facts: ♦  The … 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