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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 focus on sustainability. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the importance of hygiene in any tile and stone installation. Marco Galliozzi of Fila Chemicals USA Corp. explains more about why cleaning and sealing tile and stone surfaces is important to ensuring the longevity of these materials, while Art Mintie, Sr. of Laticrete details the increasing demand of antimicrobials. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections that are available on the market in our detailed product showcase.