NTCA Five Star Contractors showcase creativity at Coverings’ Installation Design Showcase

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association, will have its Five Star Contractors participating in the Installation Design Showcase – featuring “tiny houses,” during Coverings 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Showcase will be located at booth 8804, Hall C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Installation Design Showcase is a must-see at Coverings. The Showcase will feature three tiny houses each highlighting a different design aesthetic. Three NTCA Five Star Contractors will collaborate with top designers, exhibiting synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation.

This year’s Three Tiny Houses will have tile installed by the following NTCA Five Star Contractors:

CG Villa – Installation by J&R Tile of San Antonio, TX.

“We are proud to feature our staff of professional certified and advanced certified installers for the second year in a row,” stated Erin Albrecht, chief operations officer of J&R. “Being a part of this Showcase allows us to demonstrate industry-standard techniques via qualified labor installations. We look forward to show how crucial experience, attention to detail, and being centered and balanced is imperative on such a complex project.  Substrate prep and movement joints are so essential for a moving small space, such as a Tiny Home. We at J&R pride ourselves on our field personnel having the ability to communicate and educate owners and architects. Problems solve themselves when you pride yourself on execution of design intent with a highly skilled, educated staff that shares the same vision and core values.”

J&R’s Erin Albrecht (l.) with Coverings Industry Ambassador Alena Capra during the reveal of the 2017 IDS Tiny House project.

Luxe Cottage – Installation by Visalia Ceramic Tile of Visalia, CA

Sam Bruce, president of Visalia (also participating for a second year) commented, “There are many aspects to the tile industry, starting from manufacturing, distribution, sales, design, products and tools.  Each leads to the final installation process. The Installation Design Showcase covers each step of this procedure. In particular, it allows us to exhibit the importance of creating a relationship with the designer. As an installer, our job is to bring a designer’s vision to reality through a quality tile installation using the right methods and standards. Clearly, we need to listen in order to best understand what the designer is trying to achieve. At times, we must educate designers so they understand these methods and standards, as well.  When this sort of teamwork happens, solutions are created which lead to successful projects.”

During the 2017 IDS Tiny House reveal, Alena Capra (c) interviews designer Kim Lewis (l) and Visalia Ceramic Tile’s Sam Bruce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Modern Living – Installation by DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting Inc. of Marietta, GA

Woody Sanders, founder of D.W. Sanders commented, “The Installation Design Showcase offers the construction industry as a whole and the tile industry, in particular, to witness newly developed methods of installation and techniques now entering the market. This sparks discussion to interface with peers of how the products would be used in their markets. Furthermore, it places a spotlight on qualified tile contractors to showcase their talented employees.”

Each of these installation companies has successfully completed the NTCA Five Star Contractor recognition program and employs installers certified by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation. “Without question, we love the opportunity to showcase the technical as well as artistic capabilities of our Five Star Contractors,” said NTCA Five Star Program Director Amber Fox.

“The tile industry believes strongly in the quality of workmanship offered by NTCA Five Star Contractors,” continued Bart Bettiga, executive director of the NTCA. “Many manufacturers recommend Five Star contractors to their customers on extremely challenging projects. This Showcase brings these type of complex projects to real world scenarios; giving attendees the opportunity to interact with the contractors and observe the installations from beginning to end.”

To obtain Five Star status, contractors must be a member of NTCA, and complete an application process that includes submitting examples of work, reviews and recommendations from peers and customers and proven commitment to service, quality, safety and superior job performance. Five Star Contractors are also required to certify a minimum of 10 percent of their installers through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) Certified Tile Installer program or have completed a three-year apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Labor.

Crossville Announces 2017 Recycling Program Milestones

All-time Recycling Total Tops 114 Million Pounds of Fired Waste Diverted from Landfills

CROSSVILLE, Tennessee – Officials with domestic tile manufacturer Crossville Inc. have announced the company recycled 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain in 2017, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to more than 114 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back® program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership.

Crossville Tile Take-Back Crate-detail

These recycling initiatives are based on the company’s proprietary process for recycling fired porcelain products, including post-consumer materials. Through Tile Take-Back®, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its distribution network, as well as scraps that result from tile cutting during installation, sizing or sample creation. Through its TOTO partnership, Crossville receives pre-consumer fired porcelain toilets that do not meet quality standards; prior to the partnership, these cast-offs were being sent to landfills for disposal, but now they are recycled for use in manufacturing new tile.

TOTO toilets targeted for tile

All 114 million-plus cumulative pounds of the recycled material Crossville has diverted from landfills have been or will be introduced into the tile production process. This use of recycled material during manufacturing results in Crossville maintaining its status as a net consumer of waste for a seventh consecutive year. Net waste consumption is achieved by using more waste than is created during production.

Here’s the break-out of Crossville’s total of 23,447,883 pounds of fired porcelain recycled in 2017.
— 12,225,850 pounds fired scrap product at the company’s plant
— 7,825,860 pounds of TOTO’s scrap porcelain
— 105,684 pounds of post-consumer waste from the Tile Take-Back® program

Additionally in 2017, Crossville removed 3,290,489 pounds of filtrate solids from dirty water and recycled back into tile production.

Tile Take-Back® and the TOTO USA partnership are just two of many sustainable practices Crossville maintains companywide. For more information about all of Crossville’s sustainability practices, visit https://crossvilleinc.com/sustainability/.

BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP: BEHIND THE RENEWED DAL-TILE AGREEMENT WITH ONE OF NATION’S LARGEST HOME BUILDERS

 

Dallas, TX – April 18, 2018 Dal-Tile Corporation and Beazer Homes recently renewed their exclusive partnership, now in its seventh year. Dal-Tile is the largest manufacturer and marketer of ceramic tile, natural stone, and countertop products used in residential and commercial spaces across North America, owning top tile brands including Daltile, Marazzi, and American Olean. Beazer Homes is one of America’s largest home builders by volume.

(L to R) Joe Starr (Beazer Homes), Dan Butterfield (Dal-Tile Corporation)

“Through this relationship, Beazer and Dal-Tile work together to bring the highest levels of design, quality, and value to homes across the nation,” said Dan Butterfield, vice president, builder channel, Dal-Tile Corporation.  “Beazer’s reputation as a home builder is characterized by their dedication to quality, durability, and energy efficiency. They build great homes across the country, and we’re proud to partner with such a builder.”

The benefits of the partnership extend well beyond each company’s emphasis on quality. “Our specialized builder team serves as a resource for all corporate, regional, and local needs, including customized program development,” said Butterfield.  “Dal-Tile puts three of the world’s top tile brands (Daltile, Marazzi, and American Olean) at their disposal to create a program that meets individual buyers’ unique needs. Additionally, we provide training tailored to the way Beazer builds, which emphasizes customer choice and energy efficiency.”

“By partnering with such a reliable supplier like Dal-Tile, we’re able to offer our customers a wide range of great products that marry style and design with lasting quality, and that’s where the value lays,” said Joe Starr, director of national accounts, Beazer Homes.

“Beazer Homes is led by people dedicated to developing and fostering relationships with their trusted vendors,” said Kelly Meyers, director of national accounts – Eastern U.S., Dal-Tile.  “There’s a commitment to collaborate between our respective teams, and Beazer Homes continues to engage in a true partnership for the long-haul.”

“Dal-Tile’s national footprint and superior logistics are unmatched in the industry,” added Butterfield.  “Our partnership with Beazer demonstrates our stellar reputation with the builder segment, as we deliver the brands, service, and support they rely on.  Our fashion-forward designs, dependable quality, cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and strong price/value propositions equip builders for success in all of their projects.”

For additional product information, visit daltile.com, marazziusa.com, and americanolean.com.

 

 

ITALIAN TRADITION AND LEGACY AT COVERINGS 2018

 

 Ceramics of Italy Showcases Innovative Design, Sustainable Initiatives

and 25 Years of Inspiring Projects in Atlanta, GA

 

(Atlanta, GA – April 2018) From May 8-11, 2018, Ceramics of Italy will bring an impressive contingent to Atlanta for the 29th edition of Coverings – the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America. Organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) with support from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Ceramics of Italy pavilion will feature 76 booths with over 120 member brands introducing new collections that demonstrate impressive advancements in technology with a thoughtful focus on design trends.

Returning for another year, the beloved Ceramics of Italy central stand, Strada Dinamica, will continue to serve as the focal point for the pavilion with an information hub and authentic Italian cafe. Ceramics of Italy will also participate in several educational sessions and commemorate the history of Italian tile in North America with a special event and film honoring the 25th anniversary of the Tile Competition. With a focus on tradition while celebrating the past and simultaneously looking towards the future, the Italian Pavilion promises to lead in exciting new products and innovations during the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strada Dinamica

Strada Dinamica, the Ceramics of Italy booth located in Hall B3, 1630, is modeled after a busy urban sidewalk and includes benches, standing communal tables and two large kiosks, which house a cafe, coffee bar and information desk. Designed by New York firm e+i studio, the swooping, wave-like motions and organic curvature throughout the space create an inviting, modernist aesthetic reminiscent of Italian futurism. Several members companies contributed products to bring the Italian streetscape to life including Florim, whose Magnum Oversize collection demonstrates the versatility of thin porcelain slabs, and Lea Ceramiche whose large format floor tiles are set on a raised flooring system by Newfloor Srl Raised Floors. Fila Surface Care Solutions also provided cleaning products for the booth. Conveying a sense of motion and natural flow, the booth welcomes visitors to step up and explore the space while learning more about the Italian tile industry. Ceramics of Italy’s beloved culinary partner, Spuntino Catering will continue serving a taste of la dolce vita in Strada Dinamica throughout the show.

 

Trends and Innovations

The Italian pavilion will be full of inspiration and innovation this year, as dozens of Italian brands exhibit their latest collections, highlighting their extensive understanding of architects’ and designers’ needs. Modern developments such as large format tiles continue to be popular with more options in 6mm ultra thin and large collections that range from metal to stone and marble designs. Outdoor pavers and exterior cladding tiles will also demonstrate the holistic approach to product design that many Italian companies share. Companies also continue to expand upon popular trends like terrazzo and nostalgia-inspired tiles while others experiment with new techniques to create painted effects and combine categories of materials such as marble and wood looks in one design. Digital printing advancements will be seen as patterns become more intricate and colors become richer, with wallpaper-like effects achieved in a tile format. Examples of these advancements include botanical inspired motifs and weathered looks perfected to capture the natural passage of time. The variety of trends shown within the pavilion are sure to impress and inspire visitors at the show. Visitors are encouraged to follow the distinguishable “Made in Italy” trademark throughout the show to find products of superior quality and environmental responsibility.

 

Installation Design Showcase “Tiny Home Edition”

For the ninth consecutive year, Ceramics of Italy is a proud sponsor of the Installation Design Showcase (IDS) – an interactive exhibit and initiative that aims to pair Italian ceramics in tandem with creative design and expert installation. This year, Coverings partnered with Bear Tiny Homes; a Georgia-based company that builds tiny homes focused on accessibility. Ceramics of Italy is working with designers from Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry and installers from Visalia Ceramic Tile to bring a luxe cottage concept to life. A wide range of Italian products will be used throughout the space, from wood-look planks to tiles rich in texture, culminating in an intimate, rustic-modern escape. Member companies generously provided tiles for the installation while MAPEI supplied the grout. The Tiny Home will be open throughout the show for visitors to see the space come together in real-time. To celebrate the finished product, attendees are invited to attend IDS: Deconstructed (Thursday, May 10 at 3pm) in Hall C, Booth 8804 to explore the completed home and ask questions from the design and installation team.

 

Special Events & Seminars

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Tile Competition, Ceramics of Italy will organize a special event on May 9 at 12:30pm in Room B401 titled “Ceramics of Italy Celebrates 25 Years of Design”. Architects, designers and tile industry professionals are invited to attend a private Italian lunch and exclusive first look of the film Timeless Tiles: The Italian Legacy, directed by Francesca Molteni and architectural historian Fulvio Irace, featuring projects and interviews from notable architects throughout North America. Afterwards, Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor at Interior Design, will moderate a discussion on Italian tile and its role in thoughtfully conceived architecture and design with guest speakers from Studio Libeskind, Ziger/Snead Architects, ZAS Architects and others. The afternoon will conclude with a guided walking tour of the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion where over 120 Italian brands will demonstrate the latest trends and innovations in tile. Interested participants can register at bit.ly/CeramicsOfItaly25 and on-site in the Ceramics of Italy booth.

As thought leaders in the industry, representatives from Ceramics of Italy will participate in several educational sessions that are part of the show’s extensive conference program.

  • On Wednesday, May 9 at 8am in Room B312, experts including Andrea Contri, Sustainability Manager at Confindustria Ceramica, will present “Health, Safety, Environment, Design: Specifying Tile in Today’s Sustainability Landscape.” The session will provide an in-depth look at how the industry can combine sustainability messaging and various specification tools into a package.
  • Afterwards, at 9:30am in Room B309, Cristina Faedi, Manager of Promotional Activities for Ceramics of Italy, will discuss “Global Tile Trends” which covers material innovations, creative applications and how they can transform the installation of tile.
  • Donato Grosser, MBA, President of D. Grosser and Associates, Ltd., together with Santo Torcivia, President, Marketing Insights, LLC, will break down the ceramic tile marketplace, providing attendees with valuable insight and guidance to be a competitive company in a lecture called “How Ceramic Tile Has and Is Forecast to Compete with Other Products”. Taking place at 3pm on Wednesday, May 9 in Room B308, the industry experts will share the drivers of growth and how ceramic tile compares to other products such as LVT and wood by sales history, room application, price point, market segment and other essential factors.

This year, the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference will take place on Wednesday, May 9 (4-5pm) in Room B208. Members of the media are invited to attend and hear senior representatives from the Italian ceramics industry discuss trends and updates on the state of the industry and present the winners of the 2018 Tile Competition. Celebrating a historic milestone, Ceramics of Italy will honor a number of prestigious architecture and design firms from across Canada and the United States as well as the winners of the new student category. Following the press conference, Ceramics of Italy will screen the world premiere of Timeless Tiles: The Italian Legacy and honor the 2018 recipient of the coveted Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award, which celebrates the close connection between Italian tile manufacturers and their valued North American partners.

 

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Ceramics of Italy is the trademark for Italian manufacturers of ceramic tiles, sanitaryware and tableware, that are members of Confindustria Ceramica. For more information visit www.ceramica.info or follow Ceramics of Italy on Facebook (@CeramicsOfItalyNA) and YouTube (@LaCeramicaItaliana) as well as Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (@CeramicsOfItaly).

COVERINGS ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE INITIATIVES AT 2018 SHOW BENEFITTING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, CLEAN THE WORLD, AND THE HOMELESS PETS FOUNDATION

Coverings, the largest international tile & stone show in North America, has announced the activation of three charitable initiatives over the course of the 2018 show. The initiatives, benefitting Habitat for Humanity, Clean the World, and The Homeless Pets Foundation, will all give back in some way to various segments of the local Atlanta community when the show makes its return to the host city May 8 – 11, 2018.

“We’re delighted to support these charitable initiatives that serve important segments of the Atlanta community at Coverings 2018,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “A major theme for Coverings 2018 is making connections, and on behalf of the tile and stone industry, we are looking forward to establishing meaningful connections with the beneficiaries of Habitat for Humanity, Clean the World, and the Homeless Pets Foundation in the local community.”

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Freeman, Coverings will donate tile and building materials from exhibitors’ booths to be made available to the public for purchase at ReStore, with all proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable homes in Atlanta for those in need. During show breakdown, Coverings will collaborate with both parties to identify and collect appropriate, usable materials.

“The Atlanta Habitat ReStore is thrilled to be partnering with Coverings, its exhibitors and Freeman for this donation initiative,” said Drew Bonner, ReStore Sales and Donations Manager. “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with this incredible group to source and re-use as many items as possible in our mission of creating an Atlanta where all people have access to quality affordable housing in safe, vibrant neighborhoods with an opportunity to thrive.”

Coverings exhibitors Mapei and Florida Tile, as well as the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), have established a collaboration with Clean the World to assemble hygiene kits that will be distributed to in-need veterans in the Atlanta area. The group has set a goal of assembling 800 kits and will embark on a team competition on Monday, May 7 to see which group can assemble their allotment of kits in the shortest amount of time.

“Mapei is delighted to come together at Coverings 2018 with Florida Tile, NTCA, and Clean the World for this project benefitting Atlanta veterans,” said Dan Marvin, MAPEI Director of Technical Services. “We are collectively grateful to have found a way to give back to the local community on behalf of the tile industry, and our goal is to continue and grow this program at future Coverings shows.”

And, the Tile Council of North America, along with 18 of its member companies, will reprise its tiled dog house program, in which custom dog houses are designed and built to showcase the healthy, durable and stylish benefits of tile products. The beautiful and charming dog houses will be displayed in the Art Tile Courtyard (Booth #7249) during Coverings before they are donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation. The local organization, founded by local veterinarian Dr. Michael Good, is dedicated to finding forever homes for cats and dogs whose time is running out in Atlanta-area animal shelters. A donation ceremony will take place in the Art Tile Courtyard on Thursday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m., and all attendees are encouraged to attend to see the dog houses and meet the hardworking volunteers and their canine companions.

“We are excited to partner with the Homeless Pets Foundation to support such a worthy cause,” stated Kathy Meyer, TCNA Marketing Director. “By donating these beautiful, one-of-a-kind doghouses, TCNA and its members are helping Homeless Pets Foundation continue its mission to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs in Atlanta-area animal shelters and promote the benefits of pet ownership.”

Coverings returns to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from May 8-11, and will bring together 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. Interested attendees can register for the show for free at Coverings.com/register

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About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.

Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.

Coverings 2018 takes place May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit coverings.com.

FILA Solutions’​ Mobile App features ​Products, Technical ​Assistance, ​Education and ​More​!​

 FILA Solutions, a world ​leader in the manufacturing of surface treatment, protection and maintenance products for ceramic tile and natural stone, is pleased to offer its mobile application​, available for both Android and iOS platforms and in six different languages.

This new FILASOLUTIONS app, ​​developed for building site professionals, retailers and ​other ​customers, puts the best solution for every need right at their fingertips​. ​The app addresses care to washing after ​installation​, protection treatment​, ​stain removal​ and much more. ​

This free-to-download app features:

  • TREATMENT SYSTEMS ~ Identifies the ideal treatment for any material (natural stone, porcelain tiles, terracotta, wood and other materials)
  • TREATMENT STAGES ~ Identifies the suitable solutions for each stage during treatment (pretreatment, washing after laying, protection, finishing and maintenance)
  • PRODUCT CALCULATOR ~ Easily calculates the amount of product needed for each treatment
  • PRODUCT CATALOG ~ Detailed information about products, certification, treatment videos and technical information sheets
  • SALES POINT ~  Directs users to a selected store
  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ~ Provides direct contact to FILA’s technical assistance
  • FAQs about common problems (stains, mold, problems with infiltration, etc.)

“The FILASOLUTIONS Mobile App offers customers a quick and convenient way to access technical information and offers real-time solutions,” stated Jeff Moen, FILA Solutions’ General Manager. “It’s functional, easy to use and provides them with a ‘new tool’ that will help them do their jobs more easily and efficiently.”

For more information, call FILA Chemicals USA Corp at #305-513-0708 or visit http://www.filasolutions.com/usa.

About FILA Solutions:

FILA (Fabbrica Italiana Lucidi ed Affini) has achieved international recognition for excellence in providing highly technical, easy-to-use protection and care treatment systems for all surfaces. A family-owned yet strategically structured, managerial company, FILA has become a large international group always maintaining strong core values. With an eye on the future, FILA offers optimal answers to the needs of every client, consistently staying ahead of the market. That’s just one reason why FILA has been endorsed as “#1” by 250 of the world’s leading tile and stone producers.

DALTILE’S ONE QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS FEATURED ON “BARGAIN MANSIONS” SEASON 1

 

Dallas, TX – April 17, 2018 – “Bargain Mansions” host, Tamara Day, recently aired her love  for Daltile’s ONE Quartz Countertops on social media after featuring the product in several episodes of the show’s Season 1, currently airing on HGTV.

“As you may have noticed in our houses on Season 1 of ‘Bargain Mansions’, I’m a HUGE fan of Quartz countertops,” said Tamara Day, host of ‘Bargain Mansions’.  “I love the clean and classic feel they bring to a kitchen. To me, it just feels elegant … and that’s the vibe I usually go for in my kitchens. What I love most about Quartz is it looks almost exactly like all natural marble, but fortunately has all the benefits of granite … it’s indestructible!”

For additional product information, visit daltile.com.

About Daltile

Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass and metal tile as well as natural stone, large-format slab and countertop products. Daltile products are distributed through over 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slab yards and gallery design centers that service a robust network of trade customers. Dedicated to innovative product development and distinguished style, Daltile provides a rich palette of quality products created to inspire residential and commercial designs. For more information, visit daltile.com and follow Daltile on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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Keene Building Products Announces New Territory Manager

Dan Belisario, a resident of New Jersey, joins the Keene Building Products and Dependable, LLC sales team as Territory Manager of Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, NYC Metro, and New Jersey.

Belisario has more than 30 years in sales experience in the construction/building industry, including multiple Regional Sales Manager roles, and owning and operating his own company. Belisario has proven ability to grow sales, expand markets, and lead teams, which makes him an ideal candidate for the job.

Keene Building Products is a manufacturer of 3-dimensional filament products for the building envelope, roofing and noise control markets. Dependable, LLC is an American manufacturer of professional grade floor products for repair, restoration and new construction.

Anatolia Tile + Stone recognized for second time as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Maclean’s, one of Canada’s largest news outlets, along with Canadian Business Magazine, recently announced the 2018 Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and Anatolia Tile and Stone is honored to be on this prestigious list for the second time.

First recognized by Deloitte in 2008 as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Anatolia has been awarded again for its outstanding business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

“Best Managed companies deserve recognition for their entrepreneurial approach to excelling in an uncertain economic climate. They truly bring out the best in Canadian business leadership,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“Being amongst the best in class requires more than financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Achieving sustained growth and strong overall business performance is the result of the combined efforts and commitment of the entire organization.”

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

Introducing Motawi’s “From the Vault” Series

Does this tile look familiar? Our 6×6 Cyclamen tile is the first installment of Motawi’s “From the Vault” series, where we bring back classic discontinued Motawi designs. Each tile is signed by Nawal Motawi and stamped with “2018” denoting its limited reissue year. We’ve only made a small amount of these tiles so get them while you can!

Our 6×6 Cyclamen is an explosion of floral beauty with a nod to the classic Arts & Crafts style. A true Motawi collectors piece, the Cyclamen is representative of Motawi’s aesthetic roots and promises to beautify any space it encounters. The 6×6 Cyclamen comes in two lovely color schemes, the original Green Oak and the new Mint Peach.

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