Building products

ITC initiates investigation into vinyl flooring imports

17.05.2019 − The US International Trade Commission (ITC) at the US Department of Commerce ordered on 9th May the initiation of an investigation into the import of unlicensed vinyl floor coverings into the USA. » more

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Masonite: negative restructuring effect on results

16.05.2019 − In the first quarter US door group Masonite invested some US$22m in restructuring measures. » more

Sales of Jeld-Wen increased only through acquisitions

13.05.2019 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen increased its sales in the first quarter by 6.8% to US$1.011bn.» more

AFI: revenues and earnings decline in first quarter

10.05.2019 − The US flooring manufacturer Armstrong Flooring (AFI) suffered a 13.8 % decline in sales to US$ 141.7m in the first quarter.» more

Halstead, Home Depot and Välinge reach agreement

07.05.2019 − In the patent infringement proceedings initiated by Välinge Innovation against Halstead and the US DIY group The Home Depot, the three companies have reached an out-of-court settlement. » more

Swiss parquet market has declined

30.04.2019 − In 2018, significantly less parquet flooring was sold in Switzerland than in the previous year, which led to declines in both domestic production and import trade. » more

Assa Abloy acquires Australian door manufacturer

25.04.2019 − Assa Abloy, which focuses on lock, hardware and door systems, has acquired full ownership of Australian wooden door manufacturer Spence Doors. » more

Change in the Executive Board of Drutex

18.04.2019 − The Polish window manufacturer Drutex elected Kamila Newlin-Lukowicz and Jacek Sierzputowski as new members of the executive board at its general meeting on 26 March. » more

WDMA: Lewis is new Chairman of the Board of Directors

16.04.2019 − The Board of Directors of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has elected Robert Lewis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Masonite, as its new Chairman.» more

Eurobaustoff: Heinlein heads building products group

15.04.2019 − Heiko Heinlein is the new head of the construction elements division within Eurobaustoff.» more

Hörmann builds new plants in China and the USA

12.04.2019 − The door and gate manufacturer Hörmann is currently investing in two new production sites in China and the USA.» more

Losses for Lumber Liquidators again in fourth quarter

11.04.2019 − US-American Lumber Liquidators had to recorded regressive results again in the fourth quarter. » more

Unilin files case against 45 manufacturers and distributors

04.04.2019 − Flooring Industries filed a case against 45 Chinese flooring manufacturers and US distributors with the US International Trade Commission at the US Department of Commerce on 25 March.» more

Jeld-Wen reaches agreement on takeover of VPI

28.03.2019 − Jeld-Wen Holdings intends to take over PVC window manufacturer VPI Quality Windows (VPI). » more

AFI: high loss due to sale of wooden flooring division

20.03.2019 − As a consequence of the sale of the wooden flooring division, which was concluded at the end of 2018, Armstrong Flooring (AFI) was confronted with significant declines in revenue. » more

Mohawk planning to scale back its investments

15.03.2019 − Mohawk Industries is set to invest much less in 2019 than in previous years. » more

Amorim: further declines in flooring business

14.03.2019 − At the end of 2018 Corticeira Amorim SGPS was again faced with declines in its floor & wall coverings business unit, which is predominantly focused on floor coverings.» more

Forbo has significantly increased sales and earnings

11.03.2019 − The Swiss Forbo Holding generated net sales of sfr 1.327bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's result by 6.5%.» more

US flooring market increases to US$25.4bn in 2017

07.03.2019 − In 2017 the US flooring market generated a total volume of US$25.4bn, following a sum of US$23.4bn in 2015 and US$24.5bn in 2016. » more

Mohawk: Further increase in laminates/wood segment

04.03.2019 − The US flooring group Mohawk Industries has achieved slight sales growth in the laminates/wood product area in recent years. » more

Masonite ends Q4 with declines in revenue

28.02.2019 − In the fourth quarter Masonite International was confronted with declines in its key results figures. » more

Tarkett: Increase in Q4 only due to special effects

20.02.2019 − Turnover of Tarkett increased by 3.9% to €678.8m in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more

Jeld-Wen loses legal dispute in first instance

14.02.2019 − US window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has lost the legal dispute against door manufacturer Steves & Sons (Steves) in the court of first instance.» more

Mohawk adapts production to weaker markets

08.02.2019 − After five consecutive years of record results, the 2018 financial year was more difficult than expected for the US flooring group Mohawk Industries. » more

Arbonia expands interior door plant in Poland for €16m

08.02.2019 − In addition to its German companies Prüm Türenwerke and Garant Türen & Zargen, the Swiss Arbonia group is currently investing in plant expansion at its Polish interior door manufacturer Invado.» more

Andersen builds production plant in Goodyear, Arizona

04.02.2019 − With the ground-breaking ceremony on January 11, the US window and door manufacturer Andersen began the construction of a new production and sales location in Goodyear/Arizona, announced in September.» more

Laminate flooring production has declined significantly

01.02.2019 − Following slight losses in the second quarter (-3.1% to 42.8m m²), German laminate flooring production declined significantly in the third quarter. » more

I4F and Beauflor reach out-of-court settlement

28.01.2019 − I4F, Carpet Express and Beauflor US, which belongs to the Beaulieu International Group have reached an out-of-court settlement in the patent infringement proceedings that have been ongoing since mid-November.» more

FEP assumes a slight decline in parquet consumption

25.01.2019 − According to estimates by the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP), parquet consumption in Europe fell by almost 2 % last year. » more

MMFA now has 51 member companies in 11 countries

24.01.2019 − Two more companies joined the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) with effect from 1 January 2019. » more