January 25, 2023 / CRI News Releases

CRI President Joe Yarbrough Announces Retirement

Dalton, GA - January 25, 2023 - After 55 years serving the carpet industry, Joe Yarbrough, president of The Carpet...
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November 9, 2022 / CRI News Releases

2022 CRI Annual Meeting Presents New Board Members, Update on Trade Association Activities

Dalton, GA - November 9, 2022 - The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. (CRI) hosted its annual membership meeting on...
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November 10, 2021

New Board Members Announced, Industry Members Recognized at 2021 CRI Annual Meeting

Dalton, GA – November 10, 2021 – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its annual meeting on November 10,...
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April 9, 2021 / CRI News Releases

Carpet Industry Helps Bring Vaccinations to the Dalton Community

Dalton, GA – April 9, 2021 – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and its member companies are working together...
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March 2, 2021 / CRI News Releases

New Federal Guidance is Neutral on Carpet Removal and No Longer Contains Recommendations Regarding Removing Carpet to Treat Asthma and Allergies

Federal Guidelines Recognize State of Scientific Research Concerning Carpet and Indoor Air Quality The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) National...
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November 11, 2020 / CRI News Releases

CRI Announces New Board Members, Honors Industry Members at 2020 Annual Meeting

Dalton, GA – November 11, 2020 – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November...
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September 16, 2020 / CRI News Releases

Industry Icon, Former CRI Chairman Passes Away

Spirer represented the best of the entrepreneurial spirit of the carpet industry for decades.
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April 23, 2020 / CRI News Releases

Statement from CRI President Joe Yarbrough on Termination of VPS Program

April 23, 2020 - Funded by CRI members, the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) Voluntary Product Stewardship (VPS) program was...
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November 13, 2019

CRI Presents Award, Updates, New Board Members at Annual Meeting

Dalton, GA - November 13, 2019 – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) presented the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award...
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September 4, 2019 / CRI News Releases

New Edition of NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet Highlights the Carpet Industry’s Commitment to Sustainability

Dalton, GA - September 4, 2019 - The newest edition of NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainability Assessment for Carpet, released August 2019,...
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