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Florida Tile’s Hayes inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame

Rick Church, CTDA executive director, left, presents the award to Doug Hayes, director, business development, Florida Tile.
Rick Church, CTDA executive director, left, presents the award to Doug Hayes, director, business development, Florida Tile.

Lexington, Ky.—Doug Hayes, director of commercial and business development for Florida Tile, has been inducted into the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) Hall of Fame. Announcement of his induction was made at the 2015 Total Solutions Plus Convention held in October.

Michael Franceschelli, CEO, Florida Tile, said, “On behalf of our company, I congratulate Doug on this honor. However, I am most pleased for Doug, knowing the commitment he has made here and to the wider industry through his involvement with CTDA. This is well deserved.”

The honor is given each year to recognize outstanding CTDA leaders, “those people who did and are doing more than just belong to the association,” according to the group. Criteria include being or having been a CTDA member, participating in CTDA events, active involvement in the CTDA and demonstrated leadership within the industry that reflects the CTDA mission statement.

By entering the industry in 1982, Hayes became a third-generation veteran of the tile business. He has been involved with the CTDA for more than 20 years, prior to and during his association with Florida Tile, serving on the organization’s marketing and convention committees and now his fourth term as a member of its board of directors.

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Sign up for CTDA webinar

CTDA_2012The next CTDA webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th at 11 am Central on “Interior Design and How to Design with Tile” with Kim Bernard.

Kim Bernard is the Executive Director of Facilities Design at Walker Zanger.  During her 20 years with the company she has been responsible for designing and building 18 showrooms and all Walker Zanger offices, as well as several of Walker Zanger’s Distributor’s showrooms.  She is charged with designing all of their 350+ plus vignettes and over 600 floor displays. Creative uses of materials is her specialty.  Walker Zanger’s award winning showrooms are known throughout the industry for their innovative display techniques and architectural detailing. Continue reading Sign up for CTDA webinar

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Florida Tile honored with inaugural CTDA Supplier of the Year Award

Atlanta — For the first time in its history, members of the Ceramic Tile Distributor’s Association (CTDA) recognized the one supplier who provides the most value its members and the ceramic tile and stone industry.

The inaugural CTDA Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Florida Tile at the industry’s premier event Coverings 2013 in Atlanta. Continue reading Florida Tile honored with inaugural CTDA Supplier of the Year Award

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2013 Total Solutions Plus registration opens

CTDA, NTCA, TCAA and TCNA will host the fourth annual Total Solutions Plus, Oct. 26 to 29, in Bonita Springs, Fla. Total Solutions Plus integrates each association’s meeting into a single, industry-wide event, providing educational sessions tailored to meet the needs of distributors, contractors and manufacturers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and table top exhibits.

2013 Total Solutions Plus sponsorship opportunities allow you to gain important visibility and be an integral part of this industry event. Table Top Exhibitors at the 2013 Total Solutions Plus have the opportunity to maximize their company’s exposure to all conference attendees while increasing business sales! Continue reading 2013 Total Solutions Plus registration opens

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NTCA membership program

The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) has partnered with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) to offer distributor members the opportunity to help encourage their contractor customers to become members of NTCA.  In doing so, CTDA will help increase professionalism of the industry and, of course, participation in industry events such as Total Solutions Plus (TSP).

Participating CTDA members will be asked to allow their order/sales desk and sales personnel to sign up contractors for the NTCA.  Your employees will process the application, collect the investment fee with check or credit card, explain the benefits of membership, and send the application to the NTCA for processing. Continue reading NTCA membership program

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NTCA announces new president

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) would like to thank president Nyle Wadford for his outstanding service to the tile industry and the association. Wadford, president of Neuse Tile Service in Youngville, N.C., is in the process of finishing his two-year term as NTCA president. Under his leadership, along with the support of the NTCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the association has experienced record growth in one of the most challenging economic periods in recent history. In addition, several association initiatives have been accomplished. Continue reading NTCA announces new president

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Coverings 2010 puts emphasis on education

Officials for Coverings 2010 are preparing for what promises to once again be the largest gathering of tile products, exhibitors and industry professionals in North America when the show convenes Tuesday, April 27 and runs through Friday, April 30, in Orlando, Fla.

Education plays a key role at Coverings and this year is no different, as seminars for distributors and retailers span a range of subjects and feature high-caliber experts to offer tips and tactics for sharpening the competitive edge and improving profitability. Coverings veteran James Dion will address what is arguably the most pressing issue facing this segment in his presentation, “The Consumer in 2010. What Will Get Them Back?” This session will be devoted to a discussion of the top 10 trends shaping consumer behavior in 2010 and is designed to provide valuable insight into how applying these trends can result in greater profits. Dion takes the stage Wednesday morning, April 28. Continue reading Coverings 2010 puts emphasis on education