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NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—By all accounts, the experiment was a success. Billed as “One Event, Two Groups, Three Days,” the combined annual conventions of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) yielded benefits that neither group would have achieved on its own. Continue reading NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups

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National Wood Flooring Association: Initiatives range from environmental to A&D

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD.—Things are looking up for the hardwood flooring industry. So said Ed Korczak, CEO and executive director, National Wood Flooring Association Ed Korzcak of NWFA(NWFA), at the group’s annual convention here two weeks ago.

After a year in which the industry was down about 23% in dollars, Korczak said the association is seeing a 6% to 7% uptick in the first quarter of 2010 over the same year-ago period. “We attribute that to two things,” he said. “First, the consumer has a little more confidence due in part to unemployment remaining flat. Second is the result of pent-up demand.” Continue reading National Wood Flooring Association: Initiatives range from environmental to A&D