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NAFCD acknowledges 2017 education donors

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognizes the donors of the NAFCD 2017 Education Supporter Program: Mannington Mills, Salem, N.J.; Quick Step, Dallas; Sika Corp., Lyndhurst, N.J.; Primatech, Quebec, Canada; Shawmark Floors, Dalton, Ga.; and USG, Chicago. The NAFCD Education Supporter Program provides funding to support the distribution channel’s evolving need for additional training and resources at competitive prices. With the support of these donors, NAFCD continued

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NAFCD presents industry awards at annual convention

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership in Action Award and Growth Award recipients at its 2017 annual convention. The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, Md., was the 2017 recipient of

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NAFCD presents 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognized Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, Md., as the recipient of the 2017 NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award, Nov. 15. The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Wagner currently serves as president and CEO of Fishman

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    NAFCD: Signs point to prosperity for distributors

NAFCD: Signs point to prosperity for distributors

November 20/27, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 12 By Reginald Tucker   Colorado Springs, Colo.—If current business trends persist, the next few years should be prosperous for floor covering distributors. That’s according to ITR president and economist Brian Beaulieu, who delivered an enlightening economic keynote presentation at the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) conference, which was held in conjunction with the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA)

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NAFCD releases 2017 Financial Benchmarking report

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released its 2017 Financial Benchmarking report, a profitability analysis of NAFCD members designed to analyze and understand “best practices” of floor covering distributor companies. This financial benchmarking tool addresses critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed and accuracy. This past year, NAFCD’s board of directors made the enhancement of this program a top strategic initiative. A new partner was selected,

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    NAFCD, NBMDA to host annual convention in Colorado

NAFCD, NBMDA to host annual convention in Colorado

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) Annual Convention is expected to bring together more than 800 distribution professionals representing the leading flooring and building product distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. The highly anticipated convention will take place this week Nov. 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. With 196 exhibitor booths and 47 first-time exhibitors

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NAFCD partners with Industrial Fleet Management, International Truck

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has partnered with Industrial Fleet Management (IFM), a leader in fleet financial consulting, and International Truck, a major manufacturer of trucks. IFM offers distributors and suppliers a complimentary and comprehensive analysis of their truck leases returning specific cost savings recommendations. This new partnership leverages IFM’s expertise and experience to implement cost savings for members with their fleet under full service leasing.

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NAFCD partners with JAST Media

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has partnered with JAST Media, a Portland-based digital marketing agency that offers distributors and manufacturers comprehensive web marketing and branding solutions. The new partnership leverages JAST Media’s expertise and experience to assist in educating and informing NAFCD members on opportunities to leverage digital marketing to achieve sales goals and execute corporate strategy. JAST will deliver content and training to members via

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NAFCD releases 2017 Q2 Quarterly Sales Trends results

Chicago—The 2017 NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trends Report, a benchmarking and forecasting tool based on member data submission, provides NAFCD members with invaluable data and insights on near term and regional demand trends, sales forecasts and business management. Highlights from the report showed Q1 2017 sales growth was up for both distributors and manufacturers, 2% and 3%, respectively. Distributors performance versus forecast varied considerably, with only 34% of distributors surpassing the

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NAFCD strengthens industry alliances

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the growing North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) have extended their partnership for groups’ co-located annual NAFCD + NBMDA convention, which is slated to take place Nov. 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The tabletop networking forum brings together more than 900 distribution professionals representing the leading distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada, allowing distributors and manufacturers

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    NAFCD releases spring flooring industry updates

NAFCD releases spring flooring industry updates

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has released two spring 2017 flooring industry reports, compiled by the Cleveland Research Co. These reports are available to all NAFCD members. The Q1 Flooring Industry Update and the May 2017 Flooring Industry Update are designed to give industry professionals a comprehensive overview of current growth rates, developing trends, economic forecasts and more. “These reports are especially relevant to NAFCD members

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    NAFCD, Caliper enter partnership

NAFCD, Caliper enter partnership

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has entered a partnership with Caliper, a New Jersey-based talent management firm that guides businesses in developing their workforce and aligning talent with strategy. Caliper is designed to make personnel decisions, from hiring to succession planning, more seamless and precision-based for association members. NAFCD members will receive discounts on Caliper’s pre-employment assessment tools and other services that have been proven to

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    NAFCD, NBMDA extend partnership

NAFCD, NBMDA extend partnership

Chicago – The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) have extended their partnership in 2017. The NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention will take place November 14-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The tabletop networking forum brings together more than 900 distribution professionals representing the leading distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada, allowing distributors and manufacturers to

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    NAFCD announces 2017 officers, board members

NAFCD announces 2017 officers, board members

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced the organization’s board of directors for 2017. They are as follows: Heidi Cronin, The Cronin Co., Portland, Ore., president; David Powell, Erickson’s Flooring & Supply, Ferndale, Mich., president-elect; Steve McKenna, McKenna Distribution, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, vice president; Geoff Work, The R.A. Siegel Co., Mableton, Ga., treasurer; and Torrey Jaeckle, Jaeckle Distributors, Madison, Wis., immediate past-president. Distributor directors are: Steve

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    NAFCD names 2016 award recipients

NAFCD names 2016 award recipients

Chicago—Celebrating leaders in the flooring industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) awarded its NAFCD Lifetime Achievement award, NAFCD Leadership in Action Award and NAFCD Growth Award recipients last month at the 2016 NAFCD Annual Convention. The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Lucky Burke

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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