Flooring and Carpeting/Carpet MEA number

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Carpet label
Carpet label  
Can a lay person locate a carpet manufacturer through the MEA number found on the carpet run/placement label?

Answer
There is no open data base for this; the certifying agency, MEA Certifications can provide info.

I could look it up for you, but there is a number missing from the label.  The 5 digit number shown after the letters "MEA" is the registration number for the specific carpet, but it should prefaced by a another 3 digit number that designates the manufacturer.  Without that I have no way to determine the manufacturer.  The number at the top is meaningless except to the manufacturer.

You might call MEA Certifications at 770-642-9000.  They may be able to pull up the carpet by the product number and back into the manufacturer.  Try to locate a label that shows the second digit better, as I cannot make it out, and MEA will need it.  They may be able to identify the manufacturer by some of the other info on the label, as it appears to be unique.


Hope this helps, CM  

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Any question regarding carpet, including specifications, maintenance, installation, regulation.

Experience

Retired after 44 years in carpet manufacture, technical and research. Served 33 years as Director of Technical Services for the world's largest carpet manufacturer.

Organizations
The Carpet and Rug Institute, Technical Chair - 12 years; American Society for Testing and Materials (40 years); American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (39 years); Society of Cleaning and Restoration (Board of Directors); US National Textile Research Consortium; Cleaning Industry Research Institute (Board of Directors and founder); Canadian General Standards Board Technical Advisory Committee; The Fiber Society; Alzheimer's Association of NW GA (Board of Directors); Trout Unlimited; Federation of Fly Fishermen

Publications
AATCC Review (Textile Chemist and Colorist Journal); Journal of the American Industrial Hygiene Association; International Journal of Flooring Sciences Cleaning Digest; Cleanfax Magazine; Floor Covering Weekly; Floor Covering News; Proceedings of the Technical Conference of the Polyurethane Association; Proceedings of the Symposium on the Science of Cleaning;

Education/Credentials
BS in Chemistry and Business Administration, University of North Georgia

Awards and Honors
Carpet and Rug Institute, Smrekar Award, 1998; Carpet Industry Leadership Award, 1994; Cleanfax Magazine Person of the Year, 1996; Cleaning Digest, person of the year, 1997; Institute of Inspections,Cleaning and Restoration Certifications award,1997; ISCT Lipscomb Award, 2004

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