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June 20, 2012

QEP Co, a worldwide manufacturer, marketer and distributor of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools, adhesives and flooring-related products, signed a letter of intent to acquire Imperial Industries.

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Imperial Industries, maker and distributor of exterior building products, said it received a line of credit up to $500,000 from QEP.

June 18, 2012

An off-duty police officer in central New Jersey was convicted of shoplifting in a jury trial on June 14, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office. 

Darnell Esdaile, 46, a Freehold Borough police office, was arrested at Home Depot in Freehold Township on Nov. 11, 2010. He was detained by loss prevention officers after exiting the store with laminate flooring he had not paid for. The merchandise was valued at approximately $500.

June 4, 2012

Trus Joist TJI Joists received a top rating of a recent survey of 10,800 builder-developers and general contractors.

The Builder Magazine survey recognized Trus Joist TJI Joists as a top-rated product for the 13th straight year.

May 11, 2012

Edison, N.J.-based Starborn Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of fastening products, introduced Deckfast Metal for the fast-growing market of steel joist deck framing systems.

The company said more architects and deck builders are using metal joist substructures when creating decks. Deckfast Metal is a fastener that can be used to attach every type of decking -- PVC, composite, capstock and hardwood -- to steel and aluminum substructures.

April 25, 2012

Harris Wood, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Q.E.P. Co., has gained accreditation as a "Made in USA" brand through the Made in USA Brand Certification Mark. 

Founded in 1898 in Johnson City, TN, Harris Wood is one of the oldest hardwood flooring companies in the United States of America.

April 24, 2012

MarJam Supply Co. has acquired a Lainhart & Potter, a 119-year-old Florida hardware and LBM dealer, with locations in West Palm and Juniper. These two locations will expand MarJam’s current Florida yards, which include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Wildwood.

March 30, 2012

A group of plaintiffs seeking class action status have filed a lawsuit against decking manufacturer Fiberon over its Portico wood composite line. The lawsuit, filed March 14 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by Hagens Berman, a Seattle-based firm, claims that the decking has a defect that results in the growth of mold, mildew and other fungal growth. Furthermore, the complaint claims that Fiberon refused to repair the decks under its 20-year warranty.

March 23, 2012

A group of plaintiffs seeking class action status have filed a lawsuit against decking manufacturer Fiberon over its Portico wood composite line. The lawsuit, filed March 14 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by Hagens Berman, a Seattle-based firm, claims that the decking has a defect that results in the growth of mold, mildew and other fungal growth. Furthermore, the complaint claims that Fiberon refused to repair the decks under its 20-year warranty.

March 1, 2012

Fiberon, manufacturer of composite and PVD decking, railing and fencing, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 Katz Roadshow, providing educational clinics for leading progressive lumberyards.

February 21, 2012

The Empire Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand-based Tenon LTD, has been selected as the exclusive distribution partner for Eastman Chemical Company’s new Perennial Wood decking product into Lowe’s stores.

Eastman is a Fortune 500 company with more than 80 years of history in acetylating wood pulp, according to the announcement. In 2010, 13% of Eastman’s total revenues were derived from sales of raw materials to the building and construction industry. 

January 13, 2012

Absolute Distribution Inc. (ADI) has announced an agreement with Fairway Building Products to serve as a key distributor of Solutions Aluminum Railing and Balusters.

Solutions serves both residential and commercial markets with a unique sculpted top rail and softened radial corners. The company offers a line of bracketry and hardware to support virtually any installation application. Its baluster offering features both traditional and contemporary railing components. 

December 2, 2011

Choosing material for a new deck used to be a simple proposition: There were pressure-treated lumber, which most people used, or fancier woods such as cedar, redwood and mahogany. Then came Trex, and a bunch of other composites, and the alternative decking market exploded. Cellular PVC, capped versus non-capped, decking made from recycled nylon carpet, special fasteners, not to mention all those railing systems.

November 14, 2011

The German parent company of laminate flooring maker Pergo has put its North American operations on the block, according to an article in the Triangle Business Journal of Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. 

November 7, 2011

Floor and Decor Outlets of America has opened another unit, this time in the Chicago market, according to an article in the Chicago Daily Herald.

The 90,000-sq.-ft. warehouse store in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, opened Nov. 3 and carries hard-surface flooring such as ceramic tile, hardwood, bamboo, stone and laminate.

August 2, 2011

For years, Flor has worked to change people’s concept of floor coverings, by selling boxes of modular carpet tiles by mail order.


The concept made another mark on the distribution channel last month. The Chicago-based company opened a brick-and-mortar store in Dallas — its fifth, joining high-profile, high fashion locations in Chicago, New York and Santa Monica, Calif.


July 5, 2011

A new state law that requires carpet manufacturers to add five cents to every square yard of carpeting sold or shipped into California went into effect on July 1. The purpose of the new fee is to incentivize carpet recycling and encourage the production of products made from recycled carpets. 

June 12, 2011

New Jersey floor coverings retailer Worldwide Wholesale Floor Coverings will celebrate its anniversary June 23 with 20 prizes for lucky winners.

Top prize is a $20,000 home flooring makeover. Second prize is a kitchen granite counter top remodel valued at $2,200. The 20th prize is a free carpet cleaning.

The company with locations in Edison and Lawrenceville, N.J., took a creative approach to delivering the prizes. Bar-coded cards were mailed to consumers, who need to bring the card into the store to find out if they have won any of the prizes.

June 10, 2011

Mannington Mills, a 96-year-old flooring company headquartered in Salem, N.J., has found a way to incorporate vinyl tile scraps and recycled drywall into its manufacturing process in an effort to generate less waste, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 6, 2011

Clifton, N.J.-based DriTac Flooring Products has launched a full line of adhesives and concrete sealers that have been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). 

April 21, 2011

Westfield, Mass.-based Kleer Lumber, manufacturer of extruded free foam cellular PVC building products, has introduced Kleer Decking, a seven-color array of PVC decking that has the natural look of wood and features cap stock technology on every deck board within the line.

Kleer Decking is packaged in smaller 48 piece units in lengths of 12 ft., 16 ft. and 20 ft. Fascia boards are available in 24-piece bundles of 12-ft. lengths in the five solid colors. 

March 23, 2011

An unfair-competition complaint by U.S manufacturers has led to preliminary duties on multilayered wood flooring from China. 

The Commerce Department Tuesday announced a 27.01% duty rate on multilayered flooring imports -- a move described as a preliminary decision, based on evidence of Chinese subsidies.

March 7, 2011

The Unified Hardwood Promotion (UHP), a newly formed coalition of hardwood industry executives, has launched a campaign to create awareness and promote the use of American hardwoods for home and building products. 

“This unique effort combines the best practices of more than 20 hardwood trade associations and leading product manufacturers who have come together with the common goal of inspiring increased usage of American hardwoods in products from cabinetry to furniture to flooring,” said Terry Brennan of Baillie Lumber, chairman of the UHP.  

February 24, 2011

Cikel America introduced the Statesman Collection of 100% FSC-certified exotic Brazilian solid hardwood flooring to the United States market.

Cikel describes the product as harder than maple and more versatile than oak flooring. Cikel America’s Statesman Collection of solid, exotic hardwood is offered in two species of Brazilian Hard Birch and Brazilian Cherry Light in five different colors designed for American architects, designers, builders and private homeowners. 

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