Mannington to ‘Bring Greenbuild Local’

Nov. 9, 2009

CALHOUN, GA – Mannington Commercial recently announced the launch of “Bring Greenbuild Local,” a forum for sharing great ideas, live Webcasts and CEU credits from Greenbuild 2009 with designers who cannot travel to Phoenix this year.

“Many designers and architects are telling us that they will not be able to attend, so we have looked for other ways to let them share in the experience,” says Natalie Jones, vice president of Commercial Brand Development and Creative Product. “We always find Greenbuild to be inspiring, so we are delighted to be bringing designers to the Expo, and bringing the Expo to designers.”

So this year, Mannington is hosting Bring Greenbuild Local events in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. These events will include live Webcasts led by Jones and Dave Kitts, Mannington’s VP – Environment, along with the three winners of a Mannington contest where designers were invited to share their best reasons for wanting to go to Greenbuild. The contest was held through Mannington’s tx:style Design Community, an online product collaboration and inspiration-sharing network thousands of designers strong.

The Bring Greenbuild Local Webcasts will include video coverage of information and impressions from the Expo, sustainable trends and what is new in products and services. The city-specific events will also include a CEU course, led by Kitts, that is certified by AIA, ASID and IIDA, on LEED 2009.

After the show, Mannington will post a video compilation of highlights on the tx:style design community site, at, for the benefit of the broader design community.

Visit Mannington’s tx:style community at for product and project inspiration shared from designers around the world, monthly contests and, beginning November 30, the second annual tx:style design challenge, in which designers will submit carpet designs for a chance to have their idea become a full line of commercial carpet.

Mannington Commercial has distinguished itself as one of North America’s premier manufacturers of high quality floor covering designs for hard and soft surfaces. Its range of choices in both categories is unparalleled, and its sustainability platform is built upon innovative measures to improve closed loop recycling, reduce waste streams and reuse waste materials. Mannington stands upon a better business ethic, better products and a better world for the good of the people who create and use their commercial and residential products.

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