Who to See

June 1, 2006
This easy-to-use alphabetical listing of all Green Guide sponsors, along with detailed company information, will help you effectively plan who you need to see during NeoCon.
Armstrong Ceiling Systems
2500 Columbia Ave.
P.O. Box 3001
Lancaster, PA 17604
(877) 276-7876
www.armstrong.com/environmentalArmstrong Ceilings offers an expanding portfolio of sustainable ceiling products that contain up to 79 percent recycled content. In addition, the Armstrong Ceiling Recycling Program, the only one of its kind, enables building owners to ship old acoustical ceilings from renovation projects to an Armstrong ceiling plant rather than dumping them in a landfill. In addition to being environmentally responsible, this closed-loop program can frequently be less expensive than costs associated with local handling, transport and landfill fees. To date, Armstrong Ceilings has recycled more than 25 million sq. ft. of ceiling tile. ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Armstrong recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and using resources intelligently. It is committed to exercising environmental stewardship in its dealings with customers, employees, government, and community neighbors and in meeting an obligation to future generations.NEOCON CONTACT: Linda NealCORPORATE CONTACT: Anita Snader: [email protected]Beaulieu Commercial— BOLYU Contract, Cambridge Commercial Carpets
201 Princeton Blvd.  P.O. Box 1110  Adairsville, GA  30103
(770) 877-6000
fax: (770) 877-6010
www.beaulieucommercial.comBeaulieu Commercial, one of the carpet industry's most varied and versatile commercial carpet manufacturers, is represented and marketed under three distinct brands: Cambridge Commercial Carpets, BOLYU Contract and Aqua Hospitality. These lines of specified commercial carpets are targeted to architects, designers, end-users and commercial flooring dealers in multiple market segments.ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Ecological responsibility is an important part of its vision. As the company seeks ways to enhance the human environment, it considers it a priority to protect and improve the global environment. As a family-owned business, Beaulieu is committed to increasing the quality of life for everyone through creating better environments, inside and outside the workplace.NEOCON CONTACTs: Cathy Mansour, director of marketing or James Lesslie, presidentCORPORATE CONTACT: Cathy Mansour: (770) 877-6000 CERES Natural Flooring55 Mall Dr.
Commack, NY 11725
(888) 377-8801
fax: (631) 864-8151
[email protected]www.ceresnaturalfloors.comENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: CERES shares a strong sense of responsibility to the environment in which we live and work, and supports the responsible stewardship of resources including air, water, the earth and its inhabitants. CERES supports environmental responsibility and consciousness throughout the global CERES family. The company proudly strives to reduce waste, limit the consumption of natural resources and preserve the earth's environment for future generations. CERES will: Support the principle that sound environmental practices are socially responsible and important for sustainable business development and growth; conduct its business in a responsible manner designed to protect the environment and the health and safety of employees, customers and the public, by complying with all applicable laws and regulations; train its employees in environmental, and health and safety responsibilities; promote environmental awareness among its employees, customers and the public; look for new, creative and effective ways to reduce, re-use and recycle to protect and preserve the environment; and minimize the production of waste and promote programs that support our customers' pollution prevention activities. CERES' complete Environmental Policy is available at www.ceresnaturalfloors.com. CERES is ISO 9001:2000, ISO14001:2004 certified and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). NEOCON CONTACT: Harry BrownettCORPORATE CONTACT: Harry Brownett Designweave
15305 Valley View Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670
(866) 367-7429
www.designweave.comENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: A leading manufacturer in sustainable products and processes, Designweave is committed to constantly re-evaluating, improving and remaining innovative with its production. A tangible example of that commitment: EcoWorx®—the industry's first 100 percent non-PVC, sustainable backing system. Made with an environmentally friendlier thermoplastic compound, it's completely recyclable into more EcoWorx® backing. Designweave's yarn system, Eco Solution Q® from Shaw Fibers, contains a minimum of 25 percent recycled content and it is fully recyclable back into carpet fiber through depolymerization. Eco Solution Q® recycled fiber and EcoWorx® incorporate cradle-to-cradle design principles and meet MBDC protocol for safe and healthy materials designed for infinite life-cycles. Additionally, Designweave's broadloom backing options include environmentally friendly BioCelTM backing. BioCelTM utilizes a renewable resource—soybean oil—with Celceram®, a highly-refined form of mineral lignite. With the addition of a 100 percent post-consumer recycled secondary backing, BioCelTM is 55 percent to 65 percent green by weight.  The state of California has recognized Designweave as an environmentally friendly manufacturer. It is the first carpet dyer in California to use recycled water. By using innovative water recycling processes, its facility saves nearly 122 million gallons of drinking water annually. And, Designweave's California plants recently received the distinction of the being a Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP) winner. Awarded by California's Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), Designweave's plants have been recognized for outstanding efforts to reduce non-hazardous waste and send less material to landfills. Through the establishment of an Environmental Management System (EMS), Designweave strives to continually improve operations and set progressive environmental goals that aim to minimize the impact on the environment.NEOCON CONTACT: Steve DeCarlo, divisional vice presidentCORPORATE CONTACT: Melissa Hill, director of brand management Forbo Linoleum Inc.
P.O. Box 667
Humboldt Industrial Park
Hazleton, PA 18201
(800) 842-7839
 (570) 459-0771
fax: (570) 450-0229
e-mail: [email protected]www.forbolinoleumna.comCreating better environments ... this statement reflects the mission and values of Forbo Flooring. From the indoor environment to the natural environment, Forbo's products and services combine design and functionality in world-class flooring solutions. ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Forbo Flooring is also committed to protecting the natural environment and investing in a sustainable future by constantly seeking to create more environmentally friendly products and processes. When it comes to an environmentally friendly product, Marmoleum and Artoleum are outstanding choices. Not only are they made from readily renewable natural ingredients, but also, every element of the process, from how the company obtains the natural raw materials, to how it produces the product (in ISO-14000 certified facilities), to how it recommends installation and maintenance procedures and products, is conducted with the environment as a key priority. The International Design Center for the Environment P. O. Box 4436
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
(919) 968-6516
[email protected]www.idce.orgENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: The International Design Center for the Environment (IDCE) was founded to advance a sustainable future through education, technology and training on sustainable product design and use. This is an area of great importance to address as building activities cause 55 percent of all environmental impacts with products used in fit-out and operations resulting in most of this degradation. Life- cycle assessment (LCA) is clearly the future of product design, evaluation and specification. Manufacturers need a tool that enables them to efficiently develop product LCAs in-house. And purchasers need a different tool that empowers them to easily access comparable product LCAs online. To meet these needs, the International Design Center for the Environment created the eLCie System™: a fast, flexible and relatively inexpensive way for manufacturers to create "product biographies" and for purchasers to select sustainable products. The eLCie System ™ includes the eLCie Industry Wizard™ for efficient data collection; and the eLCie Web-Tool for product evaluation and selection. The Web-Tool offers product LCA results and a life-cycle costing calculator in easy-to-use formats, downloaded into traditional specification and purchasing documents. The IDCE Corporate Sustainability Rating tool completes this suite of tools, providing purchasers with a footprint of the manufacturers' use of sustainable practices company-wide. If the company achieves the IDCE benchmark, it is awarded IDCE's Certificate of Recognition for being on "the path to sustainability."

At NeoCon® manufacturers that have used the Rating tool and met the benchmark are being featured in the GREENLife exhibit. 

Johnsonite16910 Munn Rd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
(800) 899-8916, ext. 315
fax: (440) 543-5774

Johnsonite is viewed as a leader within the commercial marketplace in providing unique solutions in specialty flooring and flooring accessories. These products solutions encompass categories such as rubber flooring, wall base, stair treads and finishing accessories. Johnsonite's unique strengths include a single-minded focus on end-user satisfaction, an extensive color palette with simple, yet endless custom color and pattern capabilities, and a constant flow of new product innovations.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Johnsonite is committed to its responsibility of preserving the environment for future generations and delivers integrated solutions that balance its customers' objectives of environmentally compatible products, increased life safety and productivity, and an effective return on investment.


Lees Carpets
500 Town Park Ln., Ste. 400
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(800) 545-9765
fax: (678) 355-5845
www.leescarpets.comENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:  "Engineered to Inspire," Lees' award-winning carpets provide superior performance, style, innovation and sustainability for commercial environments. From its revolutionary, eco-friendly Unibond® (introduced in 1971) and Unibond RE™ backing systems and adhesives incorporating post-consumer recycled content, to a broad range of Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) and its revolutionary Accelerated Design System™ virtual carpet simulation, Lees is a pioneer in sustainable design and is committed to maintaining the balance between humanity and nature. Since its inception, Lees has been committed to sustainable product design and business operating procedures. Encompassing the supply chain through end-of-useful-life carpet reclamation, Lees is vigilant in evaluating the environmental footprint of itself, its raw materials and suppliers, and its partners. Knowing that the health of the environment is of vital concern to the well-being and prosperity of current and future generations, Lees continually implements environmentally sound manufacturing practices, both inside and outside of its facilities. Major investments in state-of-the-art technologies have enabled Lees to create products that are both higher performing and environmentally sound, and that dramatically reduce energy use, water consumption and emissions. For additional information and to learn how installing Lees carpets contributes to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Rating System credits, visit www.leescarpets.com. ManningtonP.O. Box 12281
Calhoun, GA 30703
(800) 241-2262
fax: (706) 625-6275
[email protected]www.mannington.com

Mannington is a fourth generation, family-owned floor covering company, providing a variety of both residential and commercial products. One of the oldest floor covering manufacturers, Mannington's diverse collection of both soft and hard surface products are attractive, durable and provide value. Mannington's product development process, known as Stage Gate, helps it explore improvements in product technologies, manufacturing efficiencies and new and emerging methodologies.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: At Mannington, it is the company's job to provide customers with beautiful commercial and residential flooring. It is Mannington's choice to try to do so in a way that exceeds the environmental expectations of its customers, neighbors and associates. Mannington is proud of what it does. The company works to improve its legacy by improving its products, manufacturing processes and the places we live. It seeks to do so by its commitment to being a net user of waste, involvement with the green building movement, and collaborations with environmental agencies. These commitments have resulted in innovative products like Relay and ArtWorks. Mannington has looked at its surroundings and experimented with bird-based pest control and phytotechnology, and it has achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for its major locations. Mannington hopes these actions demonstrate its commitment to environmental responsibility because beyond talk lies actions—and Mannington, a USGBC member since 1998, believes actions speak.


MDC Wallcoverings1200 Arthur Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(800) 621-4006
fax: (847) 437-4017
[email protected]www.mdcwall.com

MDC Wallcoverings is a leading global source for contract wall coverings, coatings and specialty wall products. For more than 40 years, its mission has been to provide exceptional value, selection and service to the healthcare, hospitality, corporate, educational and store planning markets. MDC Wallcoverings is a team of professionals committed to consulting with you and your clients in providing superior solutions that work. The company's relationships are built on trust and confidence that it is the finishing touch for every design scheme. With a sales force of more than 80 highly- trained individuals strategically placed throughout the United States, MDC Wallcoverings has the ability to meet your every need.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: MDC Wallcoverings operates under a strict environmental policy to develop products that are environmentally conscious. Conserving natural resources and safeguarding the environment is fundamental to its corporate philosophy.

NEOCON CONTACT: Any MDC Wallcoverings representative
CORPORATE CONTACT: MDC customer service: (800) 621-4006

The Mohawk Group500 TownPark Ln., Ste. 400
Kennesaw, GA  30144
(800) 554-6637
fax: (678) 355-5809
www.mohawkgroup.comFrom corporate boardrooms to retail break rooms, The Mohawk Group offers a comprehensive range of carpets for commercial facilities—for any floor, any budget, any taste—among its four product portfolios: Karastan Contract's woven classics that enrich professional facilities with graceful sophistication; Durkan Commercial, the designer's choice for distinction and individuality; Mohawk Commercial, the standard for performance in demanding applications; and Bigelow Commercial, consistent quality with outstanding value.ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: The Mohawk Group supports environmental awareness in its business practices and operating procedures by encouraging recycling, waste management and energy conservation. This support includes a commitment to the purchase of products that contain recycled and easily recyclable materials, and to reuse, recycle or remove these products in a manner that will best utilize natural resources and minimize any negative impact on the earth's environment. In only one decade, The Mohawk Group has tripled its number of carpet mills—yet it has dramatically reduced the amount of energy and water used in manufacturing, cut toxic emissions by 95 percent and last year alone it recycled 2.8 million pounds of materials.NEOCON CONTACT: Diann BarbacciCORPORATE CONTACT: Diann Barbacci: (800) 554-6637, ext. 36138; [email protected]nora® Rubber Flooring94 Glenn St.
Lawrence, MA 01843
(800) 336-5096 ext. 146

With U.S. headquarters in Lawrence, MA, and a market share of more than 50 percent worldwide, nora® rubber flooring is a market leader in commercial rubber flooring.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Manufactured by Freudenberg Building Systems, Inc., nora rubber flooring offers stylish, durable and environmentally friendly products. nora rubber flooring is made from renewable natural rubber that is extracted from the sap of tropical rubber plants and industrial rubber. It also contains natural fillers, which supplement high-quality natural and industrial rubber qualities, and environmentally compatible color pigments, free of lead and other heavy metals. The durability of rubber gives nora rubber flooring an extremely long life-cycle, reducing the need for frequent removal and disposal of the product and conserving natural resources, both of flooring products and the adhesives required for installation. When it's time to remove a rubber flooring product, it can be recycled or disposed of in a landfill, according to local, state and federal regulations. The absence of polyvinyl chloride ensures no harmful plasticizers, halogens or dioxins seep into ground water. Standard tests for VOC emissions on nora rubber flooring are very good. As a result, the products meet indoor air quality standards (i.e. GREENGUARD Certification, California 01350, State of Washington, LEED Green Label Carpet Requirements) that contribute to the achievement of LEED points. The green advantages of nora rubber flooring enable architects and designers to choose from an extensive product offering of more than 200 colors and designs.

NEOCON CONTACT: Carol Fudge, marketing manager
CORPORATE CONTACT: Carol Fudge: (919) 949-6354

Oceanside Glasstile2293 Cosmos Ct.
Carlsbad, CA 92111
(760) 929-4082

Oceanside Glasstile® is a world leader in the design and production of handcrafted glass tile. Respect for the environment and respect for its employees are principles essential to the company's philosophy. It strives to help people create beautiful and comforting living and working spaces that are conducive to health and productivity. Consciously crafted and beautifully green, all Oceanside glass tile is made from silica sand, an abundant natural resource, and up to 86 percent recycled material. The company uses more than 2 million pounds of glass each year from curbside recycling programs—turning waste that would otherwise go into landfills into design materials that are beautiful, expressive and sustainable. Oceanside Glasstile invites you to discover the design power of glass tile and the experience of living with beauty that makes you feel good on so many levels.

NEOCON CONTACTs: Shanee Woodbridge, Kim Berns, Bernadette Rendon
CORPORATE CONTACT: Donna Greenbush: (877) 648-8222

PacifiCrest17111 Red Hill Ave.
Irvine, CA  92614
(800) 522-8838
fax: (949) 833-2161 
[email protected]www.pacificrest.com

Specializing in high-style, high-performance, recyclable carpet for the commercial market, PacifiCrest offers more than 25 distinct styles designed for corporate,  hospitality, retail, healthcare, assisted living and higher education applications. Custom orders account for 40 percent of the firm's business. Textured cup loop and loop pile broadloom carpets are manufactured using state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly processes.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: PacifiCrest's "One Earth, One Chance" program is a top-to-bottom corporate philosophy that extends from manufacturing to shipping and administration. Nylon sheared from the surface pile of carpet is reclaimed, sold and converted for use in auto parts. Hard waste finds a new life through an innovative process that heats and pulverizes it for asphalt paving projects, automotive applications or as a substitute for gypsum drywall. New E-LOK BioBak™ performance backings offered by PacifiCrest feature a revolutionary biobased polyurethane chemistry, created in part from soybean oil, a 100 percent renewable resource. Non-woven secondary backings on these products are made of 100 percent post-consumer materials. All of PacifiCrest's products exceed the "Green Label" specifications for low-emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) established by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). PacifiCrest's carpet is recyclable and sustainable, contributing to LEED Green Building Rating System credits. PacifiCrest is a member of USGBC.


Steelcase Inc.901 W. 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
(800) 333-9939

Steelcase, a global leader in the office furniture industry, helps people have a better work experience by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. The company designs and manufactures architecture, furniture and technology products. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Steelcase serves customers through a network of more than 800 independent dealers and approximately 14,000 employees worldwide.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: At Steelcase, we're committed to environmental stewardship. Our vision is to sustain a business infrastructure that not only protects, but helps replenish and restore the environments we impact—at work and within the community. We believe our actions will benefit the environment and successfully serve our customers, the design community, and our business partners.


Universal Textile Technologies204 W. Industrial Blvd.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 277-3778
fax: (706) 277-1837
[email protected]

Drawing on more than 30 years of leadership in the flooring industry, Universal Textile Technologies supplies the carpet and synthetic turf industries with multiple backing systems, including polyurethane high-performance backings manufactured for use in high-traffic commercial applications. Universal is committed to using the finest, most energy-efficient processes and equipment, the latest technology, the most highly-trained people and the highest performing products in the flooring industry.

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT: Universal Textile's award-winning BioCel™ backing system embodies the ideals of sustainable building by substantially increasing carpet life, thereby reducing the necessity of replacement. BioCel contains rapidly renewable, recycled, and recovered materials, and is certified by Scientific Certifications Systems to be 60 percent to 70 percent green by weight. BioCel is among the first group of carpet backing products considered for inclusion in the Federal Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program

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