Distributors' perspective: A brighter future

January 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Distributors' perspective: A brighter future

by Bob Wagner We all learned something from the NAFCD conference this year. What did you take away from it? Was it the roundtable discussions that got you thinking? Maybe it was an educational session that gave you that “ah-ha” moment. Perhaps you visited an exhibitor that gave you a great deal, or maybe you ran into someone who will now be a lifelong contact. (more…)

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Distributors’ perspective: Who are you going to call?

November 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributors’ perspective: Who are you going to call?

by Fred Reitz One of the core pillars for the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is leadership. Fulfilling a leadership position with our industry’s trade association is not a task to place on a to-do list. It is an opportunity that requires everyone to step forward and contribute time, energy and intellect to the betterment of the organization and the industry. (more…)

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Distributors’ perspective: Call to action

July 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributors’ perspective: Call to action

by David Williams Recently, NAFCD sent out a call for candidates to serve on its board of directors. The most critical part of the election process, it is the time when individuals from member companies can nominate themselves or others from their company to be considered for a position on the NAFCD’s board of directors. I have been active with the association’s leadership for many years. I enjoy helping our industry by giving back some...

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Distributors’ perspective: Lessons for the future

June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributors’ perspective: Lessons for the future

by Jack Lindenschmidt Where is your company at right now? Enough has been written about our recent economic woes and collective belt-tightening. While we are not out of the woods yet, this is a good time to review what we’ve been through, what we’ve learned, and how that will help us in the future. (more…)

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Distributors’ perspective: Distributor’s importance

April 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributors’ perspective: Distributor’s importance

by Maurice Desmarais With ever-present changes occurring in our economy and industry, retailers and customers are constantly evaluating their current relationships with each other—including those with distributors. Here are some points to consider when evaluating your distributor relationship. (more…)

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Distributors’ Perspective: Bringing you the best

March 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributors’ Perspective: Bringing you the best

by Robert Wagner For three days in November, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), will be breaking with tradition. Don’t worry. The annual conference will continue to offer you everything you value—networking, education, the distributor’s marketplace—but what is changing is that NAFCD will be joining another leading organization, the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) for this year’s conference. (more…)

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Distributor's Perspective: The competitive edge

March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Distributor's Perspective: The competitive edge

by Joe Reddington Here we are in 2010. We have gone from a survive-and-thrive mentality to a lean-and-mean frame of mind. While we hope the new decade keeps a steady uphill crawl, many of us have fewer resources to work with and seemingly less time to accomplish the tasks at hand. At NAFCD we too have tightened our belts. However, we have grown as an association and, hopefully, increased our value to you by helping...

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