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30 DIFFERENCE MAKERS: BRUCE ZWICKER
Originally published in Floor Covering News, July 18/25, 2016 - 30th Anniversary Edition 30 DIFFERENCE MAKERS: BRUCE ZWICKER by Scott Roy Over the past decade as president and CEO of Haines, Bruce Zwicker has achieved more than most CEOs accomplish in a lifetime.
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Haines kicks off annual Southern Summit: Special event supports top-performing ‘Loyalty Club’ dealers
Originally published in Floor Covering News,  July 4/11, 2016 By Ken Ryan Haines, the industry’s leading floor covering distributor, recently welcomed 130 flooring dealers to its seventh annual Southern Summit here.
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Haines welcomes record attendance at 2016 Summit
Originally published in Floor Covering News, April 25/May 2, 2016 By Ken Ryan For the second year in a row the Haines Loyalty Club Summit, held in National Harbor, Md., had a “newness” to the event. A year ago marked the first meeting following the integration of CMH Space, a $200 million distributor, into the Haines fold.
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Haines restructures management team
Originally published in Floor Covering News March 28/April 4, 2016 By Ken Ryan Following the full integration of CMH Space, Haines has promoted 16 of its leaders as part of a restructuring of its midlevel management team. While the move coincided with the absorption of CMH into the Haines fold, plans were in play long before the acquisition, according to Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO of Haines, the industry’s largest distributor. “The development of the [mid-level team] has been under way for several years,” Zwicker told FCNews.
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Haines restructures management
Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, 3/28/2016 [Glen Burnie, Md.] Haines has restructured its management team to better prepare the company for future growth.
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Haines Restructures Management Team, Promotes Sixteen
Originally published at floordaily.net Glen Burnie, MD, March 17, 2016—With the acquisition and integration of CMH complete, Haines is restructuring its management team to prepare for the future of the company. Sixteen Haines leaders were promoted and given expanded duties to strengthen the company’s capability to improve and grow.
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Haines Celebrates Grand Opening of New Florida Warehouse/Showroom Location
Glen Burnie, MD, March 11, 2016 – Haines is excited to announce the grand opening of their new, larger flooring warehouse in Orlando, Florida.  At 137,000 square feet, the new space is nearly double the size of the previous Haines facility and less than one mile away.
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Learning from the leaders
Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, 2/22/2016 While there is much to see each year at Surfaces — new products and programs — much of the show’s value to me comes from the conversations had, whether in a showroom or the hallways.
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Growing complexity calls for industry change
Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, 2/22/2016 By Mallory Cruise [Glen Burnie, Md.] More SKUs of flooring products than ever and tight production schedules have created what Bruce Zwicker, president and CEO of Haines, said is a complex environment not just for retailersbut the whole supply chain.
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Bruce Zwicker Discusses the Supplier Reliability Award that Haines Presented Mirage
Originally published by FloorDaily.net February 5, 2016—Bruce Zwicker, CEO at JJ Haines, and Kemp Harr discuss JJ Haines' first annual supplier reliability award which, this year, was awarded to Mirage.
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Haines to Honor Mirage with First Annual Haines Supplier Reliability Award
Glen Burnie, MD, January 7, 2016 – Haines will present the first annual Haines Supplier Reliability Award to Mirage Hardwood Floors on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  The award presentation ceremony will take place at the Veranda Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada during The International Surface Event (TISE). Bruce Zwicker, Haines’ President and CEO said, “Haines launched the Supplier Reliability Program in 2015 to help our customers by improving the reliability of our suppliers’ delivery and back order promises.  We are pleased to present our first Haines Supplier Reliability Award to Mirage.  Mirage is our best supplier in terms of quality; reliability; and sales and marketing support.” “It’s an honor for me and for the entire Mirage team to receive this award.
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Haines hosts Loyalty Club Southern Summit 2015
Originally published in Floor Covering News, August 3/10, 2015 CHAMPIONS GATE, FLA.—More than 200 attendees gathered for the Haines Loyalty Club (HLC) Summit, held June 25-26 at the Omni ChampionsGate resort here.
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At $500M, full integration is key to growth at Haines
Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, July 6, 2015 Author: Mallory Cruise [Glen Burnie, Md.] Strategic planning and acquisitions coupled with a broadening product portfolio have kept Haines, based here, at the head of FCW’s Top 25 Distributor listing.
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02/21/014
Haines Opening Supplies Center in Orlando
8/21/2014 Originally posted on floordaily.net 8/21/14 Glen Burnie, MD, Aug.
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02/23/014
Southern Summit: Haines creates new supplies business
7/23/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News, July 7/14 , 2014 By Ken Ryan ORLANDO, FLA.—Haines is establishing a dedicated Orlando based supplies business.
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02/07/2014
Kent Goodman, Owner & CEO of Space Flooring, Retires
7/2/2014 Glen Burnie, MD, July 2, 2014 - Haines announces the retirement of Kent B.
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17/06/2014
EY Entrepreneur of the Year award winners unveiled for Maryland
6/17/2014 Originally posted on bizjournals.com/baltimore EY unveiled on Thursday evening its 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Maryland winners in eight categories.
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02/27/014
Ten people who are making a difference
5/27/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News May 12-19, 2014 The growth and success of any industry is strongly incumbent upon the leadership of the people within it.
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02/27/014
5/27/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News May 12-19, 2014 The growth and success of any industry is strongly incumbent upon the leadership of the people within it.
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02/30/014
Haines prepares, procures for growth
4/30/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly 4/21/14 By Mallory Cruise [Glen Burnie, Md.] Rosana Chaidez, vice president of sales, marketing and product procurement for Haines, is laser sharp when it comes to creating a strong and profitable portfolio for the growing distributor.
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09/04/2014
Haines Loyalty Club dealers thrive
4/9/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News March 31/April 7, 2014 By Ken Ryan BALTIMORE—When Haines’ 2013 Loyalty Club Retailer of the Year Bill Zeigler thinks about the value of membership, he thinks about the family atmosphere and friendship that exists within the group as much as he does the products and programs Haines offers.
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02/31/014
Haines Mourns the Loss of VP of Operations, Mark Blakley
3/31/2014 Glen Burnie, MD, [April 1, 2014] It is with great sadness that Haines announces the passing of their Vice President of Operations, Mark Blakley, who died Thursday, March 27th due to health complications. Mark joined the Haines Executive team as Vice President of Operations in August 2013. Bruce Zwicker, Haines President & CEO said, “Mark was only with us a short while, but everyone that worked with him recognized him as a very competent leader and a genuinely good person.
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02/25/014
Haines offers members tools, programs for success
3/25/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, March 24, 2014 By Mallory Cruise [Baltimore] There was great energy and excitement surrounding the annual Haines Loyalty Club Summit Meeting held this week at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
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07/03/2014
Distributor Q&A: Haines’ Zwicker discusses CMH acquisition
3/7/2014 Originally posted on fcimag.com, March 5, 2014 By Michael Chmielecki Glen Burnie, Md.-based JJ Haines recently announced it has acquired fellow distributor CMH Space, based out of Wadesboro, N.C.
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02/27/014
Women in flooring: Rosana Chaidez: Passion helps achieve goals
1/27/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News, January 20/27, 2014 By Jenna Lippin (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting some of the women in the floor covering industry who are not only making a difference, but raising its level of professionalism.) Rosana Chaidez has developed a strong reputation as vice president of sales & marketing and procurement for Haines, the largest floor covering distributor serving the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
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12/02/2014
Glen Burnie-based Haines, top U.S. flooring distributor, acquires rival
2/12/2014 Originally published in The Baltimore Sun, February 10, 2014 By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun Glen Burnie-based J.J.
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12/02/2014
Haines Acquires CMH. Takes commanding share of eastern US, says no to national distribution despite size
2/12/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering Weekly, February 10, 2014 [Glen Burnie, Md.] Haines, the nation’s largest floor covering distributor, has just bought out one of its strongest competitors CMH Space Flooring, the No.
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18/01/2014
Haines acquires CMH Space
1/18/2014 Glen Burnie, MD, [January 18, 2014] - Haines announces the acquisition of CMH Space.
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02/27/014
Surfaces: The unofficial beginning of 2014
1/27/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News, January 20/27, 2014 While the “official” beginning of the new year is Jan.
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02/22/014
JJ Haines Acquires CMH Space
1/22/2014 Originally posted on fcimag.com, 1/22/14 JJ Haines has acquired CMH Space. Bruce Zwicker, Haines president and CEO said, “The two companies will be better together, better for customers, suppliers, and employees.” Haines operates in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
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02/27/014
Distributors weigh challenges in 2014
1/27/2014 Originally printed in Floor Covering News, January 6/13, 2014 By Ken Ryan By most accounts, 2013 was a good year for flooring distributors—actually, one of the best in a long time.
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02/22/014
Bruce Zwicker Discusses the Strategy Behind Haines’ Acquisition of CMH Space
1/22/2014 Originally posted on floordaily.net January 22, 2014—Bruce Zwicker, President and CEO of Haines, and Kemp Harr, discuss the news this week about Haines' acquisition of CMH Space.
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01/01/20
NAFCD announces 2013 awards
11/20/2013 Originally posted on floorcoveringweekly.com, 11/19/2013 [Chicago] The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced recipients of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award as well as NAFCD's Leadership in Action award.
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01/01/1925
NAFCD: Mood, attendance, on the rise as business rebounds
11/25/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering News, November 18/25, 2013 By Jenna Lippin CHICAGO—The mood throughout the 2013 annual convention of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) + North American Building Materials Distribution Association (NBMDA) held here Nov.
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/01/1930
Top 20 Distributors: Distributors emerging from economic downturn stronger, more relevant than ever
10/30/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering Weekly, October 21/28, 2013 By Ken Ryan The famous quote, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” describes today’s leading flooring distributors fairly well, many of whom have weathered the years-long downturn as smarter, more efficient and better positioned businesses.
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/01/1930
Technology keeps distributors in the game
10/30/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering News, October 21/28, 2013 With the rate of change in the flooring industry moving faster than ever, distributors risk losing their competitive edge if they can’t invest in new technology. “I think the gap between winners and losers is as big as it has ever been,” said Jeff Hamar, president of Galleher.
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/01/1930
Mirage: 30 years of success, value, quality, hard work and still going strong
10/30/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering News, October 21/28, 2013 By Ken Ryan Six months after founding Boa-Franc, Pierre Thabet watched helplessly as flames tore apart his establishment. “It was Saturday, March 3 [1984], and it was 25 degrees below zero outside,” he said.
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02/26/013
Haines welcomes new vice president of operations
8/26/2013 Originally posted on Floor Covering Weekly 8/22/13 [Glen Burnie, Md.] Haines announced Mark Blakley has joined the company as the leader of all Haines Flooring warehouse and delivery functions. “As Haines grows and evolves, we need to increase our management capacity as well as bring to the company new ideas from other industries,” said Bruce Zwicker, president and chief executive officer at Haines. According to the company, Mark joins Haines with 23 years of experience in various distributor operations supply chain positions.
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02/22/013
Press Release – Haines Welcomes New Vice President of Operations
8/22/2013 Glen Burnie, MD, August 22, 2013 – Mark Blakley of Galena, Ohio joins the company as the leader of all Haines Flooring warehouse and delivery functions.
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15/08/2013
Haines offers efficiency
8/15/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering Weekly, August 12, 2013 By Hayley Shapiro As part of a blind customer survey con­ducted by an independent research firm, Haines found that one of the biggest obsta­cles dealers face is running their business efficiently.
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02/27/014
Haines acquires CMH Space 2
1/27/2014 Originally published in Floor Covering News, January 20/27, 2014  By Ken Ryan  GLEN BURNIE, MD.—Seven years after it was first discussed, the Haines’ acquisition of CMH Space came to fruition last week, a combination of the industry’s No.
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02/07/2013
Wheeler builds members one block at a time
7/2/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering Weekly July 1, 2013 By Mallory Cruise   [Orlando] Celebrating its 4th annual Loyalty Club Summit meeting at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Wheeler, a division of Haines, cited increased sales, a growing membership and strong economic improvements.
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07/05/2013
Haines Loyalty Club Summit: ‘One block at a time’
5/7/2013 Originally posted in Floor Covering News April 15/22, 2013 By Jenna LippinVolume 26/Number 24; April 15/22, 2013 Alexandria, Va.—With a record crowd of approximately 400 people from across the Eastern seaboard, the 2013 Haines Loyalty Club (HLC) Summit was held here April 8 and 9 for the first time after outgrowing its previous venues in Baltimore.
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02/22/013
Acquisitions, new programs position J.J. Haines for future
4/22/2013 [ALEXANDRIA, VA.] Acquisitions that expand the company's regional reach and market depth, new lines added to its robust product assortment and an all new private label program and web service were some of the key initiatives that shaped J.J.
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02/28/013
Haines expands into sundries
1/28/2013 Acquires distributor Allied Products By Matthew Spieler Originally posted in Floor Covering News, Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013 HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—J.J.
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07/01/2013
Bruce Zwicker Discusses Haines’ Acquisition of Allied Products
1/7/2013 Originally posted at floordaily.net 1/27/2013. Bruce Zwicker, President and CEO of J.J.
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17/11/2011
NAFCD announces 2012 officers and board members
11/17/2011 [Chicago, Ill.] The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recently announced its executive officers and board of directors for 2012 at the 40th annual member business meeting. “I am honored to be involved with NAFCD at this point in its history,” said David Williams, incoming president.
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