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February 13-14, 2018

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SCHÖNOX ASKS – WHAT LIES BENEATH?

Annual Worst Subfloor Contest Kicks Off

What flooring professional has not started a new project without some fear of what lies beneath? Subfloors, especially those with renovation projects, can be challenging, sometimes even a little scary. That shared industry trepidation led Schönox to adopt the theme of What lies beneath? for this year’s Annual Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ which formally opened June 1.

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2017 Annual Worst Subfloor Contest

Press Releases

January 16, 2018

Regional Vice Presidents Named at Schönox

Moving into 2018, HPS Schönox continues its expansion of sales support throughout the U.S. naming three new Regional Vice Presidents. Andy Buonsante is responsible for the Western region, Greg Jodarski covers the Southeast and Brandon Hagen represents the Midwest.

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December 6, 2017 

New Application for Schönox Product

Schönox APF is recognized as a synthetic gypsum self-leveling underlayment for applications over clean, dry, well-adhered carpet, tile, or commercial broadloom carpet (that is well bonded to plywood, concrete, or existing flooring such as VAT). This removes the need for demo, thus drastically reducing the time and expense of the project. It also eliminates demolition debris and hazardous waste from entering the landfill.

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November 15, 2017

Southwest Gains a Schönox Expert

Steve Hobbs recently joined the HPS Schönox team to serve the Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas areas as a Regional Business Manager, Technical Sales. Hobbs has over forty years of experience in the flooring industry from installations of all flooring materials to selling commercial products to distributors and contractors. “I learned early on it was all about showing up and following up.” He has experience in setting up distribution, advising customers, conducting site inspections, and communicating across all industry partners.

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July 18, 2017

New Schönox Staff Putting Product Technology to Work in Texas

Having joined HPS Schönox earlier this year as Regional Business Managers, DJ Gardner and David Zelaya are already making a positive impact in their respective territories within Texas and Oklahoma tackling challenging subfloor issues. “DJ and David brought a strong blend of both business and technical experience to Schönox that allowed them to quickly see the real-world applications for Schönox product technology with quite varied clients and projects,” explained Dave Lepird, Vice President – Business Development, HPS Schönox. “I was not surprised when I saw them solving challenging subfloor issues in the field very early in their tenure with the company.”

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July 11, 2017

Schönox to Offer Full Subfloor Product Line to AHSG and Commercial One Members

Keenly aware of its members’ needs for high performing subfloor products, American Home Surfaces Group (AHSG) and its Commercial One division have partnered with HPS Schönox to provide the full array of subfloor solutions offered by Schönox. “We listen closely to our members and react to meet their product needs so they can take advantage of business opportunities throughout the residential and commercial sectors,” explained Bruce Weber, President – CEO, AHSG. “Schönox was recommended by our national advisory board who had been monitoring the growth of Schönox and its high level of customer service; they were a natural fit for us.”

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May 23, 2017

Schönox Strengthens Ties with Specifiers

Laurie Baatz, the Director of Market Development with HPS Schönox, is spearheading the company’s efforts to enhance support for the architecture and design community. The company is taking proactive steps to cover the continuum of product and technical support needed for the A&D sector through the project planning process all the way to professional floor installers and contractors. “Our technical support for flooring professionals is extensive as is our presence in the field where subfloor challenges are directly addressed,” explained Doug Young, Executive Vice President, HPS Schönox. “Laurie’s leadership and strong background in the A&D community are helping us to get involved earlier on projects and support the work of specifiers.”

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March 2, 2017

Schönox Expands Focus on Technical Excellence

David Stowell, the new Technical Director with HPS Schönox, has established a series of priorities with the ultimate objective being quite extensive – universal Schönox product knowledge by anyone working with subfloors. “We have the full range of products to address any subfloor challenge in a manner that is efficient, environmentally sound, and effective for the long term,” explained Stowell. “We need to equip installers, contractors, project owners, and specifiers with the technical knowledge to make informed decisions with their subfloors allowing them to move forward with total confidence.”

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January 19, 2017

Schönox Announces Winners of its Worst Subfloor Contest™

In a ceremony today at the TISE – Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas, the winners of the Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ were announced. “The response to the Contest in this our third year for the event has been outstanding with many more entries than last year and such strong support from the flooring industry,” commented Doug Young, HPS Schönox Executive Vice President. “I am really impressed by the expertise and dedication demonstrated by all of the installation teams represented in the Contest entries.”

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January 17, 2017

Schönox Demonstrates Substantial Subfloor Opportunities at Vegas Trade Shows

Schönox is debuting all new trade show booths this week in Las Vegas at the Surfaces show (booth 4271) and the World of Concrete show (booth S12639). Both booths feature interactive exhibits, demonstration stages, touch-screen displays, and super-large-format screens. The focus of the new Schönox booths is to present the substantial opportunities present in the subfloor sector paired with the wide array of subfloor products that Schönox has developed.

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January 16, 2017

Schönox to Announce Contest Winners at TISE (Surfaces)

The third annual Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ opened nine months ago with the startinggun phrase, Worst Case Scenario, You Win! The winners will be announced at the Schönox booth (#4271) during the TISE (Surfaces) trade show on Thursday, January 19th at 11:00am.

The Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ asks participants to submit entries featuring their most challenging subfloor projects and how they renovated those tough subfloor conditions using Schönox products. The worst subfloor challenges paired with the best renovation performance win. Entries are reviewed and scored by three independent judges and the winners receive a variety of prizes and much deserved recognition for their hard work and professional approach to subfloor preparation.

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January 10, 2017

Schönox makes moves to further support Residential Contractors

The subfloor needs in the multifamily and single family residential markets are vast in scope and growing. HPS Schönox is showing this week at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida presenting a full range of subfloor products that will help builders and renovation contractors address the toughest residential subfloor issues.

With more than 26 million apartments in the United States and the consistent need for their renovation and turnover, Schönox has developed subfloor products targeted at this important market.

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September 12, 2016

Concrete Exchange to Offer the Full Schönox Product Array

Concrete Exchange has partnered with HPS Schönox to provide the full line of Schönox subfloor products. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Concrete Exchange will distribute Schönox moisture mitigation systems and primers, patching and smoothing products, floor leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing materials. “Our design and innovation focus in the use of concrete for high-style décor elements has led us to consider other areas where that focus is of value for our customers,” explained Mike Heidebrink, CEO, Concrete Exchange. “The ability to support our customers’ flooring and subflooring projects via a partnership with Schönox was a natural and important extension of our business.”

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August 25, 2016

Business Development Moves Forward at Schönox

William “Dave” Lepird, Sr. has joined HPS Schönox as Vice President of Business Development where he will focus on expanding distribution opportunities, growing the company’s presence with key national accounts, and supporting the work of Schönox Regional Business Managers. “Dave’s extensive background in the flooring industry, and the subfloor sector more specifically, will facilitate our strategic steps forward with greater distribution in previously under-represented regions and with national accounts that may not be familiar with Schönox yet,” commented Thomas Trissl, Principal, HPS Schönox. “With all the progress that we have made in a relatively short period of time with Schönox, we still need the greater awareness in certain regions that Dave can provide, especially on the west coast.”

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July 26, 2016

New Regional Business Managers Added in Key Geographic Areas

HPS Schönox announced important additions to its sales and technical support team. Bernie Cooper and David Lepird have joined the company as Regional Business Managers in high growth geographic areas. Cooper is based in Pennsylvania where he will support Schönox in New York, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania. Lepird lives in Winter Park, FL, an ideal location for his work with Schönox customers throughout most of Florida. “Bernie and David bring both the business and the technical knowledge that supports all aspects of our customers’ planning, specification, and project execution needs,” explained Doug Young, Executive Vice President, HPS Schönox. “This is exactly the 360-degree understanding that we look for with the new flooring professionals joining Schönox.”

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July 11, 2016

Worst Case Scenario, You Win!

The third annual Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ opened with the starting-gun phrase, Worst Case Scenario, You Win! The Contest asks participants to submit entries featuring their most challenging subfloor projects and how they renovated those tough subfloor conditions using Schönox products. The worst subfloor challenges paired with the best renovation performance win. Entries are reviewed and scored by three independent judges and the winners receive a variety of prizes and much deserved recognition for their hard work and professional approach to subfloor preparation.

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January 22, 2016

Schönox Announces Winners of its Worst Subfloor Contest™

In a ceremony today at the TISE – Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas, the winners of the Schönox Worst Subfloor Contest™ were announced. “The response to the Contest in this our second year for the event has been outstanding with many more entries than last year and such strong support from the flooring industry,” commented Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “I am really impressed by the expertise and dedication demonstrated by all of the installation teams represented in the Contest entries.”

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January 19, 2016

Schönox Product Innovation on Display at Las Vegas Trade Shows

Schönox is introducing a new self-leveling compound that can be used as a top level wear layer as well as a new acrylic adhesive for use with resilient flooring that is moisture resistant. “These new subfloor products from Schönox are part of the company’s comprehensive commitment to research and development examining the needs of the industry and then creating products to solve important and emerging subfloor challenges,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal.

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January 15, 2016

HPS Schönox to Announce Contest Winners at TISE (Surfaces)

Schönox is preparing to announce the winners of its second annual Worst Subfloor Contest at the 2016 TISE (Surfaces) trade show. Back in June of 2015, Schönox announced the beginning of the Contest once again challenging potential entrants with the simple question, Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor of the year? A flood of entries began soon thereafter with a significant increase in the number and variety of entries over the prior year. “It has been really exciting to see the growth in the Contest entries and the challenging projects that we have seen addressed by flooring professionals,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal.

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January 8, 2016

Herregan Distributors, Inc. and Schönox Announce Partnership

Herregan Distributors, Inc. and Schönox announced a strategic partnership today to roll out the full line of Schönox subfloor products. Herregan serves twelve Midwestern states supporting over 3,500 dealers throughout the region. “The agreement with Schönox in this our 50th year of operation is a clear example of Herregan’s continuing commitment to product innovation and customer support,” remarked Craig Folven, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Herregan Distributors – Paramount Division. “Schönox has never stopped improving its subfloor products through impressive R&D efforts and similarly, Herregan is consistently making moves to further support our customers; the partnership makes sense on all levels.”

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November 10, 2015

Schönox Makes Strategic Hire for Growing Region

Bryan Day has joined Schönox as the Regional Business Manager for Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; an area with outstanding growth potential. “At Schönox we really concentrate on developing a team that can provide great value on both the business and technical sides of every project and relationship,” explained Doug Young, Executive Vice President, HPS Schönox. “Bryan possesses these core strengths which are essential to helping our customers to succeed and growth their businesses.”

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October 27, 2015

Schönox Holds 1st Annual Strategic Planning Conference

Schönox held its first annual conference for all of its distribution partners to discuss strategy and long term planning. Just as important to Schönox was the chance for distributors from all across the US to meet one another, discuss opportunities, share ideas, and build relationships that will help them as well as their customers.

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September 9, 2015

Wj Grosvenor & Co. to carry Schönox Subfloor Products

WJ Grosvenor & Co. has partnered with HPS Schönox to carry the full line of Schönox subfloor products. With locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, WJ Grosvenor will distribute Schönox moisture mitigation systems and primers, patching and smoothing products, floor leveling compounds, adhesives, and waterproofing materials.

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July 28, 2015

HPS Schönox Presents Award to CDC Distributors, Inc.

HPS Schönox presented the first ever Schönox Smooth Performer Award this week to CDC Distributors, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Al Futscher, CEO & President, and Tony Robert, COO, both of CDC Distributors, accepted the award from Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “We were happy to make the trip from Florence, AL to Ohio to personally present this award to Tony, Al, and the entire CDC team,” said Trissl. “CDC was one of the first distributors to join the journey with Schönox in the US; their dedication from management to the sales team is unbeatable, with incredible results – this is such a solid relationship.”

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June 15, 2015

Experts to Judge in the Second Annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™

Just two weeks ago, HPS Schönox asked flooring professionals to show us your worst and how you made it your best with the opening of its Second Annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™. Today the three judge panel of independent industry experts was announced. Tom Jennings (Vice President of Member Services, WFCA,) Dean Thompson (President & CEO, RFCI,) and Robert Varden (Executive Director, CFI) will judge contest entries in an impartial manner that includes having all identifying information removed from the entry with only the photos and project notes provided for their review. Judging will begin after December 14th, the deadline for contest submissions.

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June 1, 2015

HPS Schönox Kicks off Second Annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™

Show us your worst and how you made it your best. That’s how HPS Schönox formally launched its second annual Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™ today with its announcement going out to the flooring industry opening participation in the Contest. “We want to see the brittle, crumbling, cracked, unstable, rough, uneven, damaged subfloors faced by flooring professionals in the field and how they met those challenges to produce smooth, sound subfloors ready for the highest quality flooring installations,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. The Contest is open to flooring companies to show the tough subfloors they encounter, how they renovated them using Schönox products, and to provide them with much deserved recognition.

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February 24, 2015

Schönox GMBH and HPS North America Strengthen Ties

While still operating as separate companies, Schönox GmbH and HPS North America, Inc. announced a strengthening of their strategic relationship today encompassing a multi-year operating agreement that has the companies working closely to market, distribute, and fully support their subfloor products in the North American marketplace. “We’ve reached our objective of a seamless relationship between the two companies that clearly supports our customers and distribution partners,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Principal. “HPS North America is the exclusive importer of Schönox products to the North American marketplace.”

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January 22, 2015

Winners of the Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™ Announced

In a ceremony this week at the Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas, the winners of the Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™ were announced. The Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America Contest™ is an opportunity for any company charged with making a damaged subfloor smooth and sound to show the tough subfloor conditions that they encountered and how they renovated them using Schönox products. The Contest entries were independently judged with first, second, and third place winners awarded Schönox products based on the severity of the original subfloor’s condition, the skill and attention to detail taken in executing the project, and the quality of the finished subfloor. John McGrath (Director, INSTALL,) Lew Migliore (President, LGM and Associates Technical Flooring Services,) and Jim Walker (CEO, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association / CFI) served as the judges for the Contest.

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January 19, 2015

New Customer Support and Product Introductions from HPS Schönox this week at Surfaces and NAHB Builders’ shows

A new App, subfloor products for some of the toughest subfloor challenges, and a website to support customers will all be introduced this week at the HPS Schönox booth at the Surfaces and NAHB International Builders’ trade shows in Las Vegas. The new Schönox App, available in both the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store, provides information for each of the company’s products, a product usage calculator, video-based installer tips, and a GPS-enabled tool to find your sales representative. “Installers and flooring professionals are on the move and need information quickly where they are,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “The new Schönox App puts the tools in our customers’ hands to understand all of our products, how to use them, and how much of the product is required for their particular project needs.”

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January 16, 2015

HPS Schönox Set to Announce Contest Winners at TISE (SURFACES)

Preparations are underway in Las Vegas to reward installers for their finding and then repairing the worst subfloors in North America. In May of 2014, HPS Schönox kicked off its Contest with a simple question, is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor in North America? Since that Contest kickoff, flooring professionals have responded with subfloor challenges they have faced of all kinds. “It has been really interesting to see the Contest entries and the nightmare subfloor issues that are faced in the field,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “It’s exciting to see how Schönox products and the dedicated professionals who use them have corrected every subfloor situation.”

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December 19, 2014

HPS Schönox Contest Entries Received, Judging Underway

This week marked the end date for entries into the Schönox Worst Subfloor in North America Contest. Launched in May 2014, the Contest was put together to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them, and provide some recognition and publicity for the companies who handle these challenging projects. “We’ve been really excited to see the strong participation by installers and contractors and the overall interest by the flooring industry in the Contest,” commented Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “We are eager to demonstrate the importance of subfloor preparation and to recognize flooring companies who excel in this area.”

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October 1, 2014

HPS Schönox Makes Strategic Hires

Doug Young has joined HPS Schönox as Executive Vice President to work extensively with the overall strategy of the company and in further development of the national sales and support teams. Heather Yario-Rice is now Regional Vice President of Sales for the Great Lakes Region working to expand distribution and brand awareness throughout this important area of the country.

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May 27, 2014

Judge’s Panel Seated for the Worst Subfloor in North America Contest

Earlier this month HPS Schönox kicked off a Contest asking the question, Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor in North America? Today, the company announced who will judge the responses to that question. Schönox put together the Worst Subfloor in North America Contest to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them, and provide some recognition and publicity for the companies who handle these challenging projects. John McGrath (Director, INSTALL,) Lew Migliore (President, LGM and Associates Technical Flooring Services,) and Jim Walker (CEO, International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association / CFI) will judge the Contest after the entry end date of December 15th.

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May 15, 2014

HPS Schönox is looking for the Worst Subfloors in North America

Is your company working on a project that has what might be the worst subfloor in North America? That’s the starting point for a Contest that Schönox has put together to shine a light on tough subfloor conditions, detail the best ways to renovate them, and provide some recognition and publicity for the companies who handle these challenging projects. “Too often the stability and condition of subfloors is overlooked in the flooring installation industry resulting in failed installations,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “With that thought in mind, Schönox has kicked off a subfloor competition for flooring companies where they can enter projects that began with damaged, unsound subfloors and were renovated using Schönox products.”

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April 11, 2014

HPS Schönox and Spartan Surfaces Sign Distribution Agreement

HPS Schönox and Spartan Surfaces announced that they have reached an agreement that will result in a new division for Spartan Surfaces that will distribute Schönox products from Virginia to southern New Jersey. Spartan Distribution will carry the full line of Schönox subfloor products including primers and moisture mitigation systems, patching and smoothing products, floor leveling compounds, and adhesives. Headquartered in Forest Hill, Maryland, Spartan Surfaces has flooring experts in place throughout the region. HPS Schönox has expanded its team of subfloor technical associates to support this area and the extensive growth of Spartan Surfaces.

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March 18, 2014

HPS Schönox Bringing Speed to Globalshop

HPS Schönox has assembled a product system focused on the quick turnarounds required for flooring installations in the retail sector. From priming to subfloor leveling and on to flooring installation, Schönox now has a product group designed for speed. Schönox KH Fix primer, ZM Rapid self-leveling compound, and Roll and Go™ LVT adhesive make up the retail-focused product lineup. “Our retail customers often need to do flooring installations overnight,” commented Brandon Hagen, HPS Schönox Territory Business Manager. “Our comprehensive product system will allow them to do so with speed that they have not seen before.”

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February 4, 2014

HPS Schönox Opening New Doors at Home for Builders

HPS Schönox is presenting subfloor products at the NAHB International Builders’ Show that will allow contractors to install more diverse flooring in rooms that would normally receive broadloom carpet only. The company’s self leveling compounds can be poured over uneven wood subfloors resulting in smooth, sound substrates with incredible strength and durability.

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January 28, 2014

With HPS Schönox Seeing is Believing at Surfaces

HPS Schönox will demonstrate a wide range of innovative subfloor products on the Main Stage at Surfaces on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:00 during the Surfaces show. Primers, self leveling compounds, and adhesives will be presented that facilitate smoother, faster, and safer flooring projects. “We consistently see that first-time users of Schönox subfloor products don’t return to the old ways of preparing subfloors, leveling them, and installing floor coverings,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “Our objective for the demonstrations is to show how projects can be completed faster addressing tough subfloor issues with a smarter use of installation labor.”

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November 19, 2013

HPS Schönox Encouraging In-Depth Questions at Greenbuild

In a comprehensive initiative to encourage a serious dialog regarding environmental responsibility, product technology, and sustainability, HPS Schönox has compiled ten of the most important questions asked in those areas and presented its answers in a new program entitled Informed Decisions. In a series of conversations, HPS Schönox sought out what was most on the minds of stakeholders. “Our objective is to provide our customers with a thorough understanding of the environmental credentials of our products in a straightforward question – answer format,” explained Thomas Trissl, HPS Schönox Principal. “Professional specifiers, architects, designers, and facility managers need information that will support their decision making processes.”

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November 15, 2013

HPS Schönox Introducing a Product-System Approach at the Healthcare Design Conference

HPS Schönox is introducing a product-system approach to address challenging subfloor issues common in healthcare facility renovation projects. Combinations of Schönox products can address diverse and challenging subfloor problems such as rough and uneven substrates, unsound wood subfloors, asbestos cutback, and significant moisture issues. Most importantly, Schönox can solve these subfloor issues with products that do not contain VOCs, have dust reducing properties, contribute to LEED credits, and allow installers to renovate rather than demolish existing subfloors.

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September 25, 2013

HPS Schönox Reaching Out to Specifiers and Architects at Construct Show

Exhibiting for the first time at CONSTRUCT, HPS Schönox is bringing new technologies and products to the commercial building sector that will expand the ability to install more diverse floor coverings over critical subfloors. The company’s full line of primers, floor leveling compounds, repair mortars, and adhesives will be presented at the show. Product solutions that address moisture issues, damaged substrates, wood subfloors, and renovating rather than demolishing subfloors will be debuted.

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September 16, 2013

TMT America Acquires HPS North America

TMT America, Inc. (TMT) has acquired a majority interest in HPS North America, Inc. (HPS). The transaction is effective September 16th, with HPS becoming an operating subsidiary of TMT. The corporate offices for both TMT America and HPS will remain in Florence, AL. TMT will provide operational, marketing, and consulting services as well as investments to accelerate HPS’s distribution and brand development growth throughout North America.

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July 16, 2013

FUSE Alliance welcomes HPS Schönox as a preferred Supplier

HPS Schönox is partnering with Fuse Alliance to supply their member-owned network of professional flooring contractors with a full line of subfloor products. The Schönox product series includes primers, repair mortars, floor leveling compounds, and adhesives. “We are very excited to add HPS Schönox as a preferred supplier to the Fuse Alliance,” commented Ron Lee, executive director of Fuse Alliance. “Their leadership understands the value of the professional flooring contractor, and how together we can mutually provide solutions to substrates we currently don’t have available.”

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June 19, 2013

HPS Schönox added as preferred supplier to CCA Global Partners Membership

HPS Schönox is proud to be partnering with CCA Global Partners to supply their independently-owned members with a full line of subfloor products. The Schönox product series includes primers, repair mortars, floor leveling compounds, and adhesives. “The thorough vetting and due diligence process that CCA Global Partners uses to review its vendors was welcomed by our team,” explained Enos Farnsworth, president of HPS North America, Inc. “We are proud of our partnership with CCA and eager to get to work with its strong member network.”

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April 29, 2013

HPS Schönox introduces faster and better products at Coverings

Exhibiting for the first time at the Coverings show in Atlanta, HPS Schönox is focused on introducing new products here that will decrease overall installation times and enhance subfloors for the tile and stone industries. New to the company’s product line up is Schönox ZM Rapid, a rapid setting self-leveling compound that allows the installation of many types of floor coverings after only 1.5 hours. Also new at Coverings, is Schönox iFix™, an adhesive for installing water insulation layers that is rollable reducing project installation times by at least 40% over conventional products. “We know the dual importance of installation speed and high quality subfloor projects,” explained Enos Farnsworth, president of HPS North America, Inc. “Schönox is bringing a high level of innovation designed with a fresh look at every aspect of the subfloor process.”

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April 16, 2013

HPS Schönox brings cost savings and speed to retail renovations

HPS Schönox is introducing a series of products to the Retail industry this week at GlobalShop designed to reduce the cost and time it takes to renovate floors in retail spaces. Schönox AP and APF are self leveling subfloor products that can go directly over many critical substrates resulting in a smooth, sound subfloor without the costly demolition work so common with flooring projects. “With retail, we fully understand that store downtime for renovation represents lost sales on a daily basis,” explained Enos Farnsworth, president of HPS North America, Inc. “Our subfloor products are designed to trim the cost and time it takes for store remodels.” Also new at GlobalShop is Schönox Roll and Go™ adhesive which allows floor tiles to be walked on and loaded with store fixtures immediately after installation without delay.

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April 2, 2013

HPS Schönox launches new wood flooring adhesive with Silane technology

HPS Schönox is bringing a new technology to the flooring industry launching its new MSP Classic, universal wood flooring adhesive at this week’s NWFA Wood Flooring Expo. The new product uses silane modified polymers, the most advanced technology in adhesives. “We are continuing to introduce strong solutions for flooring projects taking a fresh look at ways to improve installations,” remarked Enos Farnsworth, president of HPS Schönox. “MSP Classic improves on every facet of the wood flooring adhesive process.”

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January 29, 2013

HPS Schönox is providing solutions at the Surfaces Show

Exhibiting for just the second time at Surfaces, HPS Schönox is bringing new products to the industry that will expand the ability to install more diverse floor coverings over challenging subfloors. The products address issues ranging from concrete moisture problems to the most critical substrate challenges including cracked, uneven, and unsound subfloors. “We have a unique opportunity for the flooring industry to use a series of products that will save them time and money while at the same time resulting in better flooring installations,” remarked Enos Farnsworth, President of HPS North America, Inc. “These are proven technologies that are already used with great success in 20 countries.”

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January 22, 2013

New is the word for HPS Schönox at NAHB Builders’ Show

Exhibiting for the first time at the NAHB Builders’ Show, HPS Schönox is bringing new products to the home building sector that will expand the ability to install more diverse floor coverings over wood subfloors. Other new product entries to the home building industry by HPS Schönox will allow installers to apply adhesive with a roller from a standing position. “We have a unique opportunity for the building industry to use a series of products that will save them time and money while at the same time resulting in better flooring installations,” remarked Enos Farnsworth, President of HPS North America, Inc. “These are proven technologies that are already used with great success in 20 countries.”

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November 5, 2012

HPS Schönox unveils targeted product line for Healthcare Industry

HPS North America, Inc. (HPS) has introduced a series of subfloor products specifically geared toward the challenges and unique needs of the healthcare sector. Characterized by exceptional air quality standards, the ability to contribute to LEED credits, and a system that allows for faster, more efficient flooring installations makes this product offering the strongest of its kind for healthcare renovations.

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June 18, 2012

Schönox is expanding product distribution and the technical resources to support it

HPS North America, Inc. (HPS) announced that they have added two new strategic distribution partners. Commercial Flooring Distributors in Debary, FL and Hiline Unique Flooring in Minneapolis, MN are the latest distributors to join the Schönox product network that is growing steadily across North America. HPS is also making moves to support its growth with additions to its team of Subfloor Preparation Specialists. Russell Wright has joined this important team to help customers better understand the benefits of the full range of Schönox products. HPS has a rapid growth plan in place for distribution partners and technical assistance teams.

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March 8, 2012

HPS North America, Inc. launches revolutionary new product and expands sales team

HPS North America, Inc. (HPS) announced that they are formally launching their new Roll and Go™ flooring adhesive product. Roll and Go™ allows the installer to apply the product from a standing position and begin flooring installation within fifteen minutes of application. The company is expanding its sales team to market this and a full series of subfloor materials. Enos Farnsworth has joined the company as National Sales Director. Farnsworth will be expanding the company’s distribution networks across North America and further developing strategies to inform customers of the company’s products. HPS has partnered with Schönox providing North America with an extensive line of next generation subflooring products.

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January 23, 2012

HPS North America, Inc. partners with Schönox to bring innovative line of subfloor products to North America

HPS North America, Inc. (HPS) has partnered with Schönox GmbH. Schönox is maintaining a leading position in many markets with a complete assortment of leveling compounds and building adhesives for installing all kinds of floor coverings. The trademark Schönox®, with its unique problem solvers and product systems is created for professional craftsmen.

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