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NWFA completes 25th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 25th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. The home dedication for US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Bottrell took place in San Diego, Dec. 12. Flooring for the project was

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NWFA Education & Research Foundation creates Virgil Hendricks scholarship

St. Louis—The NWFA Education & Research Foundation has established a scholarship fund in honor of Virgil Hendricks. Hendricks is considered the founding father of the NWFA and served as its first president. He was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1990. Hendricks was also the owner of Lockwood Flooring and president and owner of Mid-West Floor Co. in St. Louis. Earlier this year, a fundraising campaign was launched by

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NWFA wins Learnies award for NWFA University

St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has won a 2017 Association Trends “Learnies” award for the Biggest Success Story for establishing NWFA University, an online learning platform. The Learnies recognize organizations that have pioneered a new way of learning to benefit their members. The award for Biggest Success Story recognizes an association that grew revenue, membership or brand awareness by implementing a new learning program. The NWFA developed its

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NWFA Wood Floor of the Year contest accepting applications

  St. Louis—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recently opened the application process for the 28th annual Wood Floor of the Year contest. Recognized as the “Academy Awards” of the wood flooring industry, this competition celebrates innovation and quality craftsmanship in wood floor installations. “Over the years, we have had the honor of presenting more than 200 awards to the artists and craftsmen behind these incredible floors,” said Michael Martin,

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    NWFA completes 18th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

NWFA completes 18th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 18th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. The home dedication for US Army Sergeant First Class Wade Mitcheltree took place on Aug. 11, in Tigard, Ore. Flooring for the project was donated by

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    Retail education: Training remains priority No. 1

Retail education: Training remains priority No. 1

This special FCNews Retail Education series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help specialty retailers build their business through proven merchandising and marketing strategies as well as general best practices.     August 14/21, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 5 A flooring retailer stood up at a trade conference and bemoaned the amount of training he was providing his staff. “What if I spend the next year training them and then

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    NWFAU reaches 15,000 courses completed

NWFAU reaches 15,000 courses completed

St. Louis, Mo.—Since the National Wood Flooring Association launched its NWFA University a year ago, more than 15,000 online courses have been completed. NWFA University offers a combination of online and hands-on training for wood flooring professionals. “The engagement with our online learning platform has been overwhelming,” said Stephanie Owen, NWFA education and member engagement director. “Having 15,000 courses completed in just one year certainly has exceeded our expectations, but

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WFCA, NWFA offer joint membership

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) have joined forces to offer a membership program that combines the resources of both organizations as part of an overall effort to enhance benefits for independent flooring dealers across the country. NWFA members electing to participate in the joint membership program will have access to a host of benefits including: discounted booth space at TISE, access to scholarship

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    Wood: NWFA awards honor craftsmanship, creativity

Wood: NWFA awards honor craftsmanship, creativity

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Reginald Tucker Phoenix—Expert wood flooring craftsmen and contractors from North America were recognized for their creativity and installation skills during the 2017 National Wood Flooring Association’s annual Floor of the Year competition. The program, now in its 27th year, yielded 71 entries featuring flooring installations completed between January 2016 and January 2017. Following are the winners: Members’ Choice (Best circular/curved application)Contractor: Scheller

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    NWFA’s Anita Howard receives Above & Beyond award

NWFA’s Anita Howard receives Above & Beyond award

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA) chief operating officer, Anita Howard, was chosen as the recipient of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s 2017 Above & Beyond award. “Every year the Gary Sinise Foundation recognizes the individuals who go above and beyond their duty to get the job done,” said Judith Otter, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “Anita Howard has done just that. We are grateful for Anita’s

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    NWFA: Education, training take center stage at annual expo

NWFA: Education, training take center stage at annual expo

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Reginald Tucker   Phoenix—There was certainly no shortage of dazzling wood floors, accessories and installation tools on display here earlier this month at the annual National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) convention. But make no mistake: The focus of this event—which is geared specifically to hardwood flooring contractors, distributors and specialty retailers—is on education, training and certification. To that end, during the opening

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NWFA awards Wood Studies Scholarship

St. Louis, Mo.—The NWFA has awarded Rachel Nation, a high school senior in Florida who is planning to study Forestry with a concentration in Environmental Conservation at Mississippi State University, the organization’s 2017 NERF Wood Studies Scholarship. This $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship is awarded to a current high school senior who will study forestry in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come. The NWFA Education &

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    NWFA 2017 preview: Training, networking, products galore

NWFA 2017 preview: Training, networking, products galore

March 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 20 By Reginald Tucker   Excitement is building for the 2017 National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) conference and exhibition, set to kick off April 11–14 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Named one of the 50 fastest-growing trade shows for five consecutive years, NWFA will feature scores of vendors showcasing the latest in hardwood flooring products, installation tools and accessories; dynamic keynote speakers and expert

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    FCLC holds first meeting of the year, identifies installation as top priority

FCLC holds first meeting of the year, identifies installation as top priority

Las Vegas—The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) conducted its first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas during The International Surfaces Event. The organization begins its third year as an industry-wide working group established to identify issues and develop solutions that lead to the success of the floor covering industry and its professionals. Fourteen volunteer representatives from flooring industry associations representing all sectors of the industry attended the

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    Registration open for NWFA Expo

Registration open for NWFA Expo

St. Louis–Registration is now open for the National Wood Flooring Association 2017 Wood Flooring Expo, set to take place in Phoenix, Ariz. April 11-14. Registration for Expo includes the following events and specials: Opening act | Keynote speaker, entertainment, food, and drink voucher Main event + finale | Keynote speaker, entertainment, food, and drink voucher Jam sessions with continental breakfast | 25+ hours of engaging education Trade show | Two

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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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