• Werner Braun: CRI hosts annual meeting in Dalton

    Look up the word volunteer in your standard dictionary and you’ll see that volunteers are often described as those who “offer themselves for a service or undertaking,” and, more often than not, who “work for nothing.”

    November 22, 2013

  • State education program spurs corporate investment

    A Georgia Department of Education program meant to prepare students to enter the workforce has led businesses throughout the state to invest in job training programs and other initiatives.

    November 18, 2013

  • burnett picture.jpg Burnett remembered for ‘supah’ life

    Shortly before retired carpet industry consultant Reg Burnett passed away last week, he told doctors in his distinguished British accent that he was ready if it was his time to go, that he had lived a wonderful life, daughter Nancy Burnett said.

    November 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Werner Braun: New duties for carpet lobbyist

    There are times when it’s really vital to have someone you know and trust overseeing all that’s going on within your own industry. So we at the Carpet and Rug Institute are truly delighted to have one of “our own,” so to speak, monitoring what’s going on in our industry on both state and federal levels.

    November 15, 2013

  • Hunt for safety drives Wall Street to record high

    Not all record days on the stock market are created equal.

    November 15, 2013

  • Braun sets sights on retirement

    For 13 years, Werner Braun has in many ways been the face and voice of the carpet industry.

    November 14, 2013

  • Local officials hope to woo new IVC plant

    Local officials say they still hope to attract a factory planned by floorcovering company IVC US.

    November 9, 2013

  • Werner Braun: Teen Maze a sobering endeavor

    Travel back with me to the early 1960s if you will.
    Back then I was an inner-city Indianapolis high school student, a young first-time driver who impatiently navigated his way through a narrow one-lane school entrance every afternoon in a mad rush to get home from school.

    November 8, 2013

  • No October jinx this time for the stock market

    October often makes investors nervous, since that’s when some of the biggest crashes in stock market history happened. But this October, the market seemed unstoppable.

    November 1, 2013

  • Werner Braun: The European Union and large appliances

    The European Union has recently taken a stand on large appliances that seems a bit counterintuitive to me. This stand has to do with the amount of energy that appliances, like stoves, dryers and even vacuum cleaners, actually use.

    November 1, 2013