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Horizon Forest Products opens Baltimore branch

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 3.35.01 PMBaltimore – Horizon Forest Products, a top distributor of hardwood flooring products in the Southeast, announced the grand opening of its newest branch location in Baltimore. The facility, located at 7022 Golden Ring Road, occupies 13,000 square feet and is the company’s only Baltimore-area location.

Jim Gray will lead the branch and has over 20 years of experience in the hardwood flooring industry. Gray and his team, including Todd Gurley and Paige Slade, bring industry experience and look forward to assisting contractors with their hardwood flooring needs.

“The quality and service offered by Horizon Forest Products is unmatched,” Gray said. “We are proud to be operating here in Baltimore and beyond.” The company plans to offer its exclusive sealed unfinished flooring product, in addition to the best quality flooring and sundry vendors.

David Williams, Horizon Forest Products vice president, added, “With the market growing and more and more construction taking place, the time was right to open this  Baltimore-area branch to bring our large and diverse inventory of premium hardwood flooring materials to contractors across this area.”

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NAFCD elects 2013 board

ORLANDO, FLA.—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has announced its 2013 slate of executive officers and directors.

Executive officers appointed for 2013 include incoming president, George Roth of Lockwood Flooring; vice president, Craig Folven of Herrigan Distributors; secretary, Rosana Chaidez of J.J. Haines, and treasurer, Chris O’Connor of CMH Space Flooring. Continue reading NAFCD elects 2013 board

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NAFCD announces 2013 officers and board members

Chicago– The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its 2013 slate of executive officers and directors at the 2013 NAFCD Annual Member Business Meeting during the 2013 NAFCD Annual Convention and Executive Networking Forum, in Orlando, Fla., November 13-15.

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Distributors tighten credit standards; stay committed to supporting retailers

By K.J. Quinn

The job of a flooring wholesaler has never been easy, and today is vastly more complex than it was several years ago. While distributors have essentially morphed from selling agents to service companies, one critical core function which remains constant is serving as a source of credit for customers to help finance their businesses.

“Well-capitalized wholesalers provide an often overlooked or underappreciated service to the channel,” said Scott Rozmus, president, FlorStar Sales, Romeoville, Ill., and a member of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors’ (NAFCD) board of directors. “They help the engine go.” Continue reading Distributors tighten credit standards; stay committed to supporting retailers