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Old 08-03-2009, 07:22 PM   #16
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...and didn't Carpet One several years ago buy out several big name carpet mills only to close them and keep and use the various labels they bought on all the same carpet that they did retain mills to manufacture?

Meaning Carpet One owns four or five of the old trusted names in carpet and in fact uses those different names on the same carpet manufactured at the same carpet mill.

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and didn't Carpet One several years ago buy out several big name carpet mills
Nope. Carpet One doesn't own any mills. Shaw and Mohawk own them all (almost) and not even Carpet One is big enough to purchase those guys.
Carpet One is a buying group....local stores are a part of that group. Carpet One negotiates pricing and warranties with manufacturers due to the volume they purchase together as that group.

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Meaning Carpet One owns four or five of the old trusted names in carpet and in fact uses those different names on the same carpet manufactured at the same carpet mill.
Your talking about private labels, and just about every retail store does it.
Some other things change too, including lower prices, higher warranties and larger selection found only at that certain store.
Some private label just to keep you from shopping. Like the big box stores. However sometimes the big boxes negotiate exclusiveness as well.
But most of the time, no matter what Carpet you may be looking at, Mohawk and Shaw produced it.

Your also talking about name ownership, Like the Carpet Lee's and Bigelow. Yes, Carpet One owns the names, yes the normal mills make the carpet, but no they are not the same as other Carpets you find elswhere.
Lee's is a great example...a superior backing with stain treatment that is applied like no other manufacturer. Again...this was requested by Carpet One.
Exclusive to us and cannot be found anywhere else...but the Mills are still owned by Mohawk.

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