Hardwood Federation Fly-In Registration Open
Hardwood Floors Magazine
by Admin
22h ago
The Hardwood Federation Fly-In will take place May 21-23, 2024, in Washington, D.C. To make the most of your time on Capitol Hill, it is recommended to register as soon as possible. Events will kick off with a welcome reception on the evening of Tuesday, May 21 followed by a full day of meetings on the Hill with your members of Congress. The Hardwood Federation team will fully brief you on key talking points and meeting logistics. We will host a PAC reception Wednesday night for our friends on the republican side of the aisle and celebrate the day’s achievements over dinner. The Fly-in wraps u ..read more
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NAFCD’s Kevin Gammonley to Retire
Hardwood Floors Magazine
by Admin
22h ago
The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced that after more than 10 years of service, Kevin Gammonley will be retiring from the association effective June 30, 2024. Gammonley began his role as executive director of NAFCD in 2014. He is most proud of the event partnership model that he structured between NAFCD and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA), resulting in successful, co-hosted Annual Conventions for the past 13 years. NAFCD says it hosted one of its most successful Annual Conventions in its history in November of ..read more
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Houzz: Home Professionals Anticipate Revenue Increases
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by Admin
2d ago
Houzz Inc. recently released the 2024 Houzz U.S. State of the Industry, providing an outlook for 2024 and review of 2023 performance for residential renovation and design businesses based on data reported by more than 2,150 professionals in the Houzz community. Companies across industry sectors have higher expectations for business performance in 2024 than expectations at the same time last year, with more than 3 in 5 anticipating that 2024 will be a good or very good year (61% to 71% versus 50% to 56% in the same report a year ago). Pros forecast revenue growth along with improved demand for ..read more
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NWH Launches Spanish-Language Website
Hardwood Floors Magazine
by Admin
2d ago
NWH recently launched a new Spanish-language website. The company says this is a milestone that underlines NWH’s dedication to serving a global customer base. NWH shared that the development is “a part of our strategy to make the hardwood purchasing process as simple and straightforward as possible, catering to the needs of all our customers, including those in Spanish-speaking regions.” The company added, “Our Spanish website is a reflection of NWH’s adaptability and responsiveness to the evolving needs of our customers. As we serve more parts of the world, our priority remains to facilitate ..read more
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Allegheny Wood Products Closes Doors
Hardwood Floors Magazine
by Admin
2d ago
According to news reports, Allegheny Wood Products Inc. (AWP) closed on Friday, February 23. The hardwood producer operated several locations around the state of West Virginia. WOWK-TV cites state economic development officials as saying 850 workers are impacted by AWP’s closure, and that the owner of AWP referenced market conditions as one of the reasons behind the closure. The state is mobilizing a team to help the employees find jobs and apply for unemployment benefits. Read more in this story from WOWK-TV. John and Patricia Crites founded Allegheny Wood Products in 1973 with a single sawmi ..read more
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Architecture Billings Index Reports Sluggish Start to 2024
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by Admin
2d ago
Architecture firm billings remained soft entering into 2024, with an AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 46.2 in January. Any score below 50.0 indicates decreasing business conditions. “This now marks the lengthiest period of declining billings since 2010, although it is reassuring that the pace of this decline is less rapid and the broader economy showed improvement in January,” said Kermit Baker, PhD, chief economist for AIA. “Firms are seeing growth with inquiries into new projects and value of newly signed design contracts is holding steady, showing potential signs of int ..read more
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A Tailor Made Masterpiece
Hardwood Floors Magazine
by Burt Bollinger
1w ago
Photos courtesy of Lorraine Vojack | Custom Floors Unlimited Lorraine Vojack of Custom Floors Unlimited is celebrated for her passion for creating one-of-a-kind designs. This year’s Wood Floor of the Year winner for Best in Parquetry is a fantastic example of her creativity. For Vojack, the challenge was creating a floor that represented her client. “You have to try to get out of the box. Every client inspires me,” she explains. On this project, she found inspiration in the weave pattern on her client’s watch, which she thought would be perfect for the wine room floor. Vojack likens the comple ..read more
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A Sales Lesson from the Show-Me State
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by Paul Reilly
1w ago
Adobestock © I’m from Missouri, the Show- Me state. Missouri’s U.S. Congressman, Willard Duncan Vandiver (1897 to 1903), is often credited for giving Missouri this unofficial slogan. At a Naval banquet, he said: “I come from a state that raises corn, cotton, and cockleburs, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” Vandiver’s sentiment also could describe the buyer’s mindset. Sellers often use frothy language to convince buyers. For example, “We have extraordinarily exceptional customer service and quality beyond measure.” This state ..read more
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Company Profile: Footprints Floors
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by Admin
1w ago
Footprints Floors is a national flooring installation franchise with more than 160 territories across 40 states. | Photo courtesy of Footprints Floors Footprints Floors is a national flooring installation franchise with more than 160 territories across 40 states. Bryan Park, CEO and founder of Footprints Floors, launched the Colorado-based company in 2008. He offered Footprints Floors franchises in Colorado for the first time in 2013, and the business has experienced significant growth since then. Footprints Floors is an active partner of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). The comp ..read more
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DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 Expects Increase in International Attendees
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by Admin
1w ago
DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR 2024 will take place May 28-30 in Shanghai. More than 1,600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will participate at the show and meet with an estimated number of more than 85,000 attendees, coming from China and more than 110 different countries. According to the online registration system, it is expected there will be a considerable increase of international visitor participation compared to the 2023 event. Building on the success of the 2023 show, DOMOTEX Asia/CHINAFLOOR says the goal is to encourage and facilitate the participation of the international flooring pr ..read more
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