Kalogridis Watching Demand Grow

Aviation International News » September 2012
Making high-end carpet at Kalogridis is a hands-on, labor-intensive effort by skilled artisans.
Making high-end carpet at Kalogridis is a hands-on, labor-intensive effort by skilled artisans. (Photo: Kirby J. Harrison)
September 4, 2012, 2:15 AM

Kalogridis International had a better year in 2011 than in 2010, and this year, said founder George Kalogridis, promises to be even better.

Demand for high-end carpeting in the single-aisle and twin-aisle bizliner market, he said, wasn’t affected so much by the recession as the smaller business and private jet segment. Now, he added, activity is starting to pick up in that smaller jet market.

“I thought we were a bit flat [earlier in the year], so when we got the quarterly report and the audit was up more than 20 percent, I was really surprised,” said Kalogridis. “It might be a little early to say we’re in a recovery, but when we start to see orders from small jet owners, then we’ll know some sort of recovery is under way.”

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