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Former Dal-Tile president joins NTCA’s Ring of Honor

Harold Turk

Former Dal-Tile president Harold Turk was recently inducted into the National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) Ring of Honor for his lifetime service to the NTCA and contribution to the tile industry. Turk received the prestigious award at Total Solutions Plus 2012, an annual industry-wide event presented jointly by the NTCA, the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and the Tile Council of North America. Continue reading Former Dal-Tile president joins NTCA’s Ring of Honor

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NTCA elects Welch president

FCNews Volume 27/Number 12, October 22/29, 2012

JACKSON, MISS.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has elected Dan Welch, president of Welch Tile & Marble in Grand Rapids, Mich., as its next president. He will take the gavel from outgoing president Nyle Wadford at the NTCA Annual Meeting during Total Solutions Plus, which was taking place as FCNews went to press.

Wadford, president of Neuse Tile Service in Youngville, N.C., is in the process of finishing his two-year term as NTCA’s president. “With the support of his leadership, as well as the rest of the NTCA executive committee and board, the association has experienced record growth in one of the most challenging economic periods in recent history,” said Bart Bettiga, the association’s executive director.

“Meanwhile, Dan has already demonstrated his leadership and passion for the tile trade in many association programs,” he added. “One of his main contributions is his support of certification through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF). A major association effort is taking place to further develop certification and Dan is expected to be one of the champions of this initiative in his presidency.”

For more information on the NTCA, call 601.939.2071.

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Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble named five-star contractor by NTCA

Rheinschmidt  Tile & Marble (RTM), a family-owned, national commercial flooring contractor specializing in shopping centers, airports, casinos and retail stores, was recently named a Five-Star Contractor by the National Tile Contractors Association. Continue reading Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble named five-star contractor by NTCA

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Ceramic update: Consumer confidence affecting tile growth, prosperity

When it comes to business conditions, many are citing consumer confidence, or lack thereof, as a reason why things aren’t what they used to be. Along with the housing market, unemployment and energy costs—which all play a role in spending— there seems to be a waiting game on the part of consumers.

At least the commercial market is showing signs of life. Many point to the category’s inherent characteristics, green attributes and advancements in both fashion trends and state-of-the-art technology as reasons for optimism. Continue reading Ceramic update: Consumer confidence affecting tile growth, prosperity

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Fasan first woman to receive NTCA’s Joe Tarver Award

LAS VEGAS—Patti Fasan, founder of Professional Attention to Tile Installation (P.A.T.T.I.) was honored with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Joe Tarver Cornerstone Award during a special ceremony at the recent Coverings show here. Continue reading Fasan first woman to receive NTCA’s Joe Tarver Award

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Laticrete sponsors 2011 CTEF installer program

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has contributed as one of the top-sponsors or “Signature Level” partners for the 2011 Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) testing program. In addition to financial support, Laticrete will make material donations for specific CTEF host testing sites, as well as making Laticrete technical sales representatives available in each region as the installer testing program makes it way around the country. The CTEF provides the only certified tile installer program with a nationally recognized set of standards that includes testing the hands-on skills of each end-user along with a written evaluation to produce a verifiable CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI). Continue reading Laticrete sponsors 2011 CTEF installer program