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The success of Roppe Corporation over 60 years is based on people: employees,
customers, and the local and regional communities in which we manufacture products.
We are committed to their sustainable livelihoods and futures. Roppe is family owned and
an integral part of the small Midwestern town
of Fostoria, Ohio, where family values are at the
core of all that we do. We emphasize teamwork,
quality products, service, and dependability—
all the time, every time.
Our customers come in several forms—
they are architect/design professionals,
general contractors, flooring installers, and
distributor partners. We entertain guests from
all of these professions six times annually in
the form of plant visits. The three-day trips are
designed to show our facilities, and to teach
product knowledge, installation tips, and
technical information so our guests leave us
with a better understanding of our company
and our products than when they came.
Roppe is proud to support the 2017 I Like
Design challenge as a new outreach to young,
bright design professionals. Best wishes to all
the recipient of the $5,000 scholarship. Her work will be on display in booth #7-1000
during NeoCon, and as guest editor of our August issue. The second grand-prize winner,
Hannah Viparina, a first-year graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design,
will have a paid internship with MGA&D this summer. To see more on both of these
designers, flip to “Designers to Watch” on pages 15 and 16 of this issue.
Looking forward to 2018, i+s is aiming to extend its reach to universities and students,
offering a layout of the competition that can be incorporated into fall syllabi. The
contest will again revolve around creating a simple, easy-to-assemble, yet dynamic
Materials Pavilion “pop-up shop” that offers ease of access to attendees while displaying
and storing hundreds of material samples. Students will gain experience in creating
a design with budget, space, and time constraints in mind. They will then be able to
share their concepts with their peers in the A+D community.
To receive more information regarding our 2018 competition, check out our I Like
Design website: interiorsandsources.com/resources/i-like-design
ABOVE RIGHT i+s
Kadie Yale also
students throughout the year. She
Cal State Long
Beach to host a
challenge with OM.
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considered the best
use of space in
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