A pioneer in the industry’s digital media, Dave Foster launched the industry’s first news and information websites, culminating with TalkFloor.com, the industry’s first site offering both audio and video interviews and industry news as it happens. Now with BNP, Foster will continue to travel the industry interviewing its movers and shakers and offering his thoughts in this blog.
Every business large and small, from large multinationals to small mom and pop operations really need a succession plan, and from the figures that I have seen very few smaller businesses have taken the time to put one together.
We had an opportunity to sit down with Bob Peoples, the Executive Director of the Carpet America Recovery Effort or CARE, a man who in 2002 took lead of the organization during its formation and left a few years ago to take over the Directorship of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.
Like everybody else I’ve always looked at CARE, the Carpet America Recovery Effort, as forward thinking on the part of the carpet industry in its mission to divert post-consumer from the nation’s landfills.
If you want to get a reading on what the consumer is thinking in this post-recession and the painfully slow recovery era, you need to talk with Gary Johnston, Marketing Communications Brand Manager at Invista.
Ask anybody who went to Chicago to attend NeoCon this year if the show was a good one and the first thing they’ll talk about were the lines at the elevators, and how treacherous it was navigating the aisles and hallways of that massive building.
There’s no question that bamboo is a star in the sustainability arena. That’s because it grows very quickly -- some bamboo can grow up to two feet per day, and when you cut it down new shoots grow back again almost immediately from its root system. All you have to do is sit on the porch.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we spoke with various professionals in the industry about Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) and what the future holds for the innovative, trending products. One of the issue’s installation case studies, “An Attention-Grabbing Design,” features these larger-than-life products in a residential setting, highlighting their advantages. Also make sure to check out our Contractor Spotlight with Ken Ballin, owner of Skyro Floors in New Jersey, and much more!