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NAFCD enters strategic partnership with Market Insights

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has joined a strategic partnership with Market Insights of Reading, Pa. The partnership is designed to deliver NAFCD member firms with an ongoing assessment of market conditions and trends in the North American flooring market. “NAFCD is excited to offer our members insights on trends in the flooring marketplace at both the national and regional levels,” said Kevin Gammonley, NAFCD executive

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    NAFCD announces 2018 officers, board members

NAFCD announces 2018 officers, board members

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced the organization’s board of directors for 2018. The NAFCD board is comprises industry executives from both distributor and supplier member firms that handle all types of floor covering materials, related products and accessories. The 2018 NAFCD board of directors includes: David Powell (president), Erickson’s Flooring & Supply, Ferndale, Mich.; Steve McKenna (president-elect), McKenna Distribution, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Geoff Work

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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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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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