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    Rising transport costs take their toll on distributors

Rising transport costs take their toll on distributors

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Ken Ryan New government regulations have exacerbated the ongoing trucker shortage in the U.S., resulting in higher inbound freight costs for flooring distributors that could spread across the entire supply chain. The problem is twofold: More than 70% of the goods Americans consume are carried on the nation’s highways, but a new report says the industry needs to hire roughly 90,000 new

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    Jaeckle Distributors to offer Florida Tile in additional territories

Jaeckle Distributors to offer Florida Tile in additional territories

Madison, Wis. – Jaeckle Distributors, a family-owned wholesale distributor based in Madison, Wis., will be expanding the territory in which they offer products from Florida Tile. Jaeckle will now be distributing Florida Tile products in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Jaeckle Distributors has a decades-long relationship with Florida Tile. Having distributed Florida Tile in other states, Jaeckle looks forward to providing the same value to a new area. “As a distributor

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    Resilient: Can WPC/rigid core coexist with LVT?

Resilient: Can WPC/rigid core coexist with LVT?

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Ken Ryan   The overarching luxury vinyl flooring category featuring the incumbent LVT/P and newcomers WPC and rigid core continues to flourish and growth rates collectively are expected to exceed that of every other flooring category for at least the near term. Will there be an eventually category champion? Does there have to be one? Flooring executives differ slightly on which segment

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    Jaeckle Distributors wins Mannington’s 2016 President’s Award

Jaeckle Distributors wins Mannington’s 2016 President’s Award

Madison, Wis.– Jaeckle Distributors, a Madison based third-generation, family-owned company was recently awarded the prestigious 2016 President’s Award for its residential sales performance in 2016 from Mannington Mills at the recent Surfaces trade show serving the floor covering industry. This is the second year in a row that Jaeckle Distributors has won this award. “Mannington is our largest supplier and we are honored to be a top performer amongst our

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    NAFCD: Mood, attendance on the rise as business rebounds

NAFCD: Mood, attendance on the rise as business rebounds

Speakers, revamped structure lend to event success Nov. 18/25 2013, Volume 27/number 15 By Jenna Lippin Chicago—The mood through-out the 2013 annual convention of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) + North American Building Materials Distribution Association (NBMDA) held here Nov. 12-14 represented a new phase of the flooring industry, one that many members have been awaiting. Optimism is spreading, business is better and as one attendee

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    Distribution: Resilient

Distribution: Resilient

Why LVT is today’s flooring sensation By Ken Ryan Oct. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) isn’t merely the shining star in the resilient category—it may just be the best all-around product the flooring industry provides its customers, according to some distributors who continue to grow their businesses on the back of LVT offerings. “First off, it is a visually stunning product,” said Jeff Striegel, president of

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    Distribution: Laminate

Distribution: Laminate

Innovations sustain category By Ken Ryan Oct. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 Despite several down years, laminate flooring is far from a dormant, forgotten category. All it needs, according to distributors, is a few good products active on the market. The idea of popular laminate is not as far-fetched as it seemed not too long ago. “Laminate is not dead at all,” said Buddy Faircloth, president of Cain & Bultman,

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NAFCD elects 2013 board

ORLANDO, FLA.—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced its 2013 slate of executive officers and directors. Executive officers appointed for 2013 include incoming president, George Roth of Lockwood Flooring; vice president, Craig Folven of Herrigan Distributors; secretary, Rosana Chaidez of J.J. Haines, and treasurer, Chris O’Connor of CMH Space Flooring.

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    NAFCD announces 2012 award recipients

NAFCD announces 2012 award recipients

CHICAGO – The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is proud to announce 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Mort Creech of JJ Haines, Ben Hagood of W.M. Bird & Company, and Ken Herriges of Herregan Distributors, as well as 2012 Leadership in Action Award recipient Bill Simonson of Jaeckle Distributors. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipients were honored for their exceptional leadership and contributions that have helped expand the

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    NAFCD announces 2013 officers and board members

NAFCD announces 2013 officers and board members

Chicago– The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its 2013 slate of executive officers and directors at the 2013 NAFCD Annual Member Business Meeting during the 2013 NAFCD Annual Convention and Executive Networking Forum, in Orlando, Fla., November 13-15. Executive officers appointed for 2013 include:

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    First and foremost, it’s all about logistics

First and foremost, it’s all about logistics

By Matthew Spieler A distributor may carry the best possible products available; a distributor may have the very best employees; a distributor may offer the best tools and resources—from expert training to terms even the local bank cannot match—but none of it matters if the distributor cannot deliver those products and services in a timely, consistent manner.

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    Claims resolution: Distributors ramp up efforts to aid dealers

Claims resolution: Distributors ramp up efforts to aid dealers

By Ken Ryan Flooring distributors are uniquely positioned to facilitate claims for their retailer partners, and that success often hinges on “the three things that matter most.” So said Jeff Jaeckle, president of Madison, Wis.-based Jaeckle Distributors. That trio includes: 1. A mindset of claims-handling as a valuable service rather than a necessary evil. 2. Streamlining the process to involve as few steps as possible. 3. Getting manufacturers to operate

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    Wood: Despite builder woes, the segment is still strong

Wood: Despite builder woes, the segment is still strong

By Ken Ryan Amid the deepening housing downturn in 2008, Jaeckle Distributors’ president Jeff Jaeckle decided the best course of action was to spend money. Specifically, he chose to invest in new product lines, primarily hardwood. “We knew it would be a risk because no one knew what the economy would do, but we thought it would be a bigger risk to do nothing,” he said. “We added some new

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    Flooring distribution: Change is the one constant, but some things remain the same

Flooring distribution: Change is the one constant, but some things remain the same

Every business sector faces its own unique set of challenges, and distribution is no different. Yes, wholesalers have to deal with a changing economy and be on top of industry and consumer trends like everyone else, but as the proverbial middle man, they must react to being pushed and pulled by their suppliers and retail customers alike while also being proactive in advancing their place as a valuable and necessary

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    Jaeckle sells hardware division to Amerhart

Jaeckle sells hardware division to Amerhart

MADISON, WIS.—Jaeckle Distributors has sold its hardware products division to Amerhart, a wholesale building materials distribution company headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. Amerhart’s purchase of Jaeckle’s hardware division includes over 11,000 product SKUs from manufacturers such as Grass America, Accuride and Rev-a-Shelf.

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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