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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 - April 8, 2014 - The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has welcomed a new international adopter of its rigorous Seal of Approval (SOA) testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment. Dansk Fashion and Textile of Denmark will be the first international trade organization to adopt SOA standards for that country's carpet cleaning equipment, solutions and service providers.

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 [...]