NALFA welcomed two of its newest members recently, both in attendance at the annual Fall Meeting in Clearwater, Fla. The new members are Framerica Corporation and Schattdecor.
“We are proud our newest additions to the NALFA family of leading companies, dedicated to fulfilling our mission of industry growth and well-being in the North American laminate flooring market,” said Barbara June, president, NALFA. “We are also pleased with the laminate category’s continued growth and are looking forward to welcoming new members in the future.”
Framerica was founded in 1969 as a modest picture frame shop on Long Island, N.Y. It has since become one of the largest profile wrappers in North America, specializing in floor transitions, picture frame and architectural moldings. Framerica Corp., is now considered an Associate Member of NALFA.
Schattdecor is the first décor printer to join the association. Schattdecor, founded in Germany in 1985, is a global surfaces specialist providing the panel and flooring industries worldwide with sophisticated solutions in decor development, application technology and trend consulting. In 2011, Schattdecor made a commitment to the North American market by opening its first printing facility in North America.
“The laminate flooring industry is an integral part of our business,” said Claire Froschauer, senior sales manager, Schattdecor. “We are pleased that NALFA has expanded its membership categories to include vendor/supplier memberships. We look forward to making positive contributions to the organization.”