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Miller honored with FCNews’ Lifetime Achievement Award

by Steven Feldman

Fostoria, Ohio—Donald Miller, president and CEO of Roppe Holding Corp., was honored by Floor Covering News on March 12 with the Albert Wahnon Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Miller at Roppe headquarters here in front of many of the people who matter most to him: his family and employees. Continue reading Miller honored with FCNews’ Lifetime Achievement Award

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Salesmaster teams with Lefkowitz for new venture

DEER PARK, N.Y.—Salesmaster Flooring Solutions, one of the country’s leading distributors of commercial flooring products and installation supplies, is expanding into the wood business by partnering with Joel Lefkowitz, former president of Hoboken Wood Floors, at one time the industry’s largest wholesaler. Lefkowitz will serve as the president of the aptly named HW Flooring, which is being billed as an affiliate of Salesmaster. He has put together an experienced team of wood flooring veterans that includes Marty Ackerman, who was Lefkowitz’ vice president of sales at Hoboken; Ken Reilly, who most recently served as hardwood sales manager at Apollo. Continue reading Salesmaster teams with Lefkowitz for new venture

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Floor covering distributors see 2010’s top sellers continuing to pay dividends in 2011

Today’s distributor is far more than the order taker and credit giver of its predecessors; it is a barometer for what is happening in a particular region.

This is true in multiple ways, from general business conditions to the latest in product trends and styles. In fact, when it comes to helping retailers decide which products make the most sense to carry, a distributor is a venerable weather bell of information. Continue reading Floor covering distributors see 2010’s top sellers continuing to pay dividends in 2011