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ABC Supply finds new role for Money

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. appointed Brad Money VP divisional operations. 

Money joined ABC Supply in 2004 and most recently had been VP of manufacturing. In his new role, he will be responsible for the ABC Catalog Division, Amcraft Building Products Co., and Town & Country Industries. In addition, he will continue to oversee the ABC Supply manufacturing group, including American Construction Metals (ACM) and Mule-Hide Manufacturing. 

“There are many areas where our manufacturing operations and strategic business units overlap,” said Keith Rozolis, president and chief operating officer of ABC Supply. “Under Brad’s leadership, we expect to attain new synergies in multiple operations, including sourcing, logistics and marketing, and optimize the opportunities for growth of these strategic divisional operations.”

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Lumber Liquidators responds to federal investigation

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Lumber Liquidators spokesman Clint Roberts responded to HCN’s requests for comment regarding the ongoing federal investigation into its sourcing practices. Multiple reports have suggested that the investigation is linked to the Environmental Investigation Agency, which claims the retailer is purchasing wood illegally in protected forests in Far East Russia.

“We are reviewing the report and, while we cannot yet comment specifically on its contents, we believe there are numerous inaccuracies and unsubstantiated claims," said Roberts. "Lumber Liquidators is committed to uncompromising integrity in how the Company operates, across all areas of the business. The Company has policies and procedures in place for the sourcing, harvesting and manufacturing of all of its products, monitored by professionals located around the world. Quality and sustainability are key components of Lumber Liquidators’ value proposition, and the Company invests significant time and resources to safeguard quality control and compliance. Lumber Liquidators seeks to ensure that the Company conducts business ethically and acts in all arenas as a superior corporate citizen. We support the protection of the environment and responsible forest management, and if we find that any of the Company’s suppliers are not adhering to our standards, we will discontinue sourcing from those suppliers.”

Evidence gathered by the EIA alleges that Lumber Liquidators was aware of the wood’s origins.

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Tarkett adds Luxury Floors Collection to iSelect program

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Tarkett has added its Luxury Floors Collection to its iSelect program, making the entirety of its luxury offerings available in one comprehensive location.

The iSelect program is a digital shopping tool that helps homeowners match flooring options to their preferences.

"Most homeowners have a vision for their room décor or color scheme – but are not sure of how that translates to flooring," said the company in a statement. "iSelect helps consumers choose the perfect color and design using the iSelect Coordination System."

The luxury collection features four construction levels based on overall thickness and warranty, all of which are built to withstand damage with Tritonite surface protection. They include Transcend, Premiere, PermaStone and Origins.

Transcend is a floating plank collection with FreeSpan Locking Technology and 16 available visual varieties. Premiere is a new collection offering 14 tiles and 13 planks. PermaStone now includes planks, though it was once a tile assortment. Today, it has the largest assortment of design options in the Luxury Floors Collection. Origins features both tiles and planks.

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