Dalton, Ga. – February 15, 2017 - The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc. (CRI) recently launched instructional videos and a Spanish translation component to support its 104/105 installation standards for commercial and residential carpet. These updates will enable CRI to more effectively reach carpet installers and ultimately enhance customer satisfaction. “CRI and its members are very proud of the wide use of the 104/105 carpet installation standards,” said CRI President Joe Yarbrough. “The new vid [...]
Dalton, GA - November 12, 2014 - The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Membership Meeting on Wed, November 12, 2014, in Dalton, GA. CRI Treasurer Jim Kirkpatrick reported a clean audit for the carpet manufacturing trade association and presented the 2015 budget. CRI Board Chairman David Jolly welcomed Jim McCallum, president of the Floor Covering Division at Milliken & Company, to the Board of Directors and recognized appointments to the Policy Committee.
Dalton, GA - October 1, 2014 - Carpet and Rug Institute President Joe W. Yarbrough traveled to Washington, DC on September 17-18 for two days of back-to-back meetings with congressional representatives and the presidents of two allied trade associations. Though active in government relations for many years on behalf of his former employer, Mohawk Industries, Yarbrough said the recent trip was notable as his first opportunity to meet with congressional representatives on behalf of the entire CRI [...]
Dalton, GA - March 13, 2014 - The chairman and board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announce that Joe W. Yarbrough has been selected to lead the non-profit carpet industry trade group as president. He will begin his duties March 31, replacing current president Werner Braun, who is retiring. Yarbrough comes to CRI from Mohawk Industries, where he most recently served as senior vice president for advanced manufacturing engineering. Earlier in his career, he spent six years with [...]