Van de Wiele to Purchase Superba and American Superba

Kortrijk, BE, May 27, 2015—Belgian consortium Van de Wiele has signed an agreement to purchase the French company Superba and the U.S. company American Superba. Superba manufactures heat setting machines for carpet yarns using saturated steam technology. With 40 years of experience in the field of yarns for tufted and woven carpet, Superba provides a complete range of machines, including … Read More

AFA Announces New Website

The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) is pleased announce the newly redesigned website at The site is now live and has been revamped with a fresh new look, user friendly navigation and updated industry content. “The site allows for online visitors to quickly and easily access association information, membership benefits, trade show information, a current member listing, and the latest … Read More

NWFA 2015 Wood Floor of the Year Winners Announced

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (May 7, 2015) – The National Wood Flooring Association announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Floor of the Year contest during its Wood Flooring Expo held in St. Louis. The winning entries were announced during an Industry Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, April 29. The Wood Floor of the Year awards were developed to encourage and recognize … Read More

FCLC Announces New Website

Floor Covering Leadership Council Announces New Website Industry News May 13, 2015 – The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) is pleased to announce it has published its new website.  The website is located at and contains: home page about the organization, information on the council members with links to their association websites, subpage listing member representatives and emails, key … Read More

NWFA Announces 2015 Roster of Regional Instructors

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (February 4, 2015) – The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its lineup of lead regional instructors for its 2015 training and education schedule. NWFA’s regional training model provides one-day educational workshops on a variety of related industry topics, as well as multi-day progressive skill-level training schools. Besides the training events that are held at NWFA … Read More

Robert Kokoszka “Koke”

Robert Edward Kokoszka “Koke”, 76, of East Ridge passed away early Friday, January 2, 2015. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. He had been President and COO of Burtco and was currently working as a consultant with the Dixie Group. He was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William … Read More

FloorTek Expo Adds Business Focus, Education to Mix

FloorTek Expo 2013 will broaden its offering when it is held September 10–12 at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia. Known for being the premier showcase of machinery and technology in the floor covering industry, the event will also add select seminar topics that are of interest to today’s floor covering manufacturers, according to Wanda Ellis, … Read More

Mannington Press Release

Viken, Sweden, Feb. 7, 2013 — The European Patent Office has published the mention of the grant of the European Patent, part of the patent cooperation between Mannington Mills and Välinge, announced in January 2012. Välinge has the exclusive right to sub-license Mannington’s IP rights relating to LVT locking technology. One of Mannington’s European patent applications, claiming priority from December … Read More