Distributors’ Perspective

  • Distributors’ Perspective: The importance of keeping it simple

    Volume 27/Number 24; March 31/April 7, 2014 By David Powell Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” Colin Powell’s formula for decision-making is as follows: “Part I: Use the formula P = 40 to 70, in which P stands for the probability of success and the numbers indicate the percentage of information acquired. Part II: Once the information is

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    Distributors’ Perspective: Upbeat. Re-energized. Ready for growth.

    By George Roth Oct. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13 As my term as president of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) comes to an end, I am thankful for the opportunity to work with so many people both front-and-center and behind the scenes who continue to make NAFCD such a great organization. We’ve had a successful year of providing essential values to grow our businesses, and we’ve

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    Distributors’ Perspective: Reaping the benefits of networking

    August 19/26 2013; Volume 27/number9 By Michelle Miller Networking is defined as “a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.” There are many platforms today that help facilitate networking.  Social media—including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter—and even texting have emerged as networking tools and can support the sharing of information. Yet, while these methods are becoming increasingly popular, some individuals still prefer a

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    Distributors’ perspective: More associations

    by Craig Folven As a board member of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), I’m clearly a big proponent of association membership. When people realize my company, Herregan Distributors, belongs to multiple associations, some don’t understand the point. “Aren’t all associations the same?” they ask. “Don’t they offer the same education and networking events? Won’t one association cover all the bases?” In my opinion, these couldn’t be

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    Associations today: More partnerships, perspectives

    Volume 26/Number 25; April 29/May 6, 2013 By Michelle Miller You’ve heard the saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” but have you ever applied that to association memberships? When your company is part of an association, it’s an outward sign of your commitment to the industry. By being part of multiple associations, you’re not only giving back, you’re getting the multifaceted benefits from organizations that focus

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    Distributors’ perspective: Simple advice leads to lifetime success

    By Robert Hagood Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 On my first day on the job, my father woke me up and drove me to work. In the car he said, “Son, I woke you up this morning, but from now on, I expect you to get yourself up.” At 15, this was a transitional conversation. It was June in 1982, but his words still have an impact when my

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    Floor Covering News

    Press Release

    Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

    Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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    Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

    City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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    Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

    Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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