Founder of FCNews dies at 90 yrs

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Plainview, N.Y.—Albert Wahnon, founder and co-owner of Floor Covering News, passed away this morning here from a massive heart attack. He was 90 years old.

Born on February 7, 1920, Wahnon led a distinguished career in the military and floor covering industry. Following service as a paratrooper in WWII, he was editor and then publisher of Floor Covering Weekly from 1955 to 1986. That year he founded Floor Covering News and remained active in the business till his death. He was also a founding father and member of the Floor Covering Industry Foundation.

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