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Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15

By Louis Iannaco

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One of Dal-Tile’s newest ColorBody porcelain tile collections, Santino, features a sleek, contemporary visual in large format sizes, including 18 x 36 and 24 x 24.

After enduring several years of economic uncertainty, which included rising raw materials costs, low-cost goods from China infiltrating the market and ongoing installation issues, industry executives are looking at the current and future state of the industry with a steadily growing confidence. Continue reading Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

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Florida Tile’s Milanowycz inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame

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Florida Tile’s Dave Milanowycz holds CTDA Hall of Fame plaque at Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2013.

Bonita Springs, Fla.—Dave Milanowycz, director of sales for Florida Tile, is the 2013 Ceramic Tile Distributor’s Association (CTDA) Hall of Fame inductee. The award was presented in late October during the industry’s annual Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2013 convention here, which was held jointly by the CTDA, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA). Continue reading Florida Tile’s Milanowycz inducted into CTDA Hall of Fame

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Total Solutions Plus: Tile Contractors Association joins NTCA, CTDA, TCNA

Attendance tops 500 for first time

Nov. 4/11 2013; Volume 27/number 14

By Louis Iannaco

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 2.27.24 PMBonita Springs, Fla.—Four years into its existence, Total Solutions Plus (TSP) keeps getting bigger and better. The joint convention of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and Tile Council of North America (TCNA), held here Oct. 26–29, saw the addition of the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA) as a convention host as the event hit the 500 mark in attendance for the first time. Continue reading Total Solutions Plus: Tile Contractors Association joins NTCA, CTDA, TCNA

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TCAA joins group of hosts for Total Solutions Plus 2013

The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) has joined the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to jointly host the 2013 Total Solutions Plus (TSP), Oct. 26 to 29, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla.

TSP brings the ceramic tile industry together to network and learn from each other.  Initially launched in 2010, the annual event features a substantial seminar schedule; individual meetings of participants like CTDA, NTCA, and TCNA; an increasingly popular tabletop show, and unparalleled opportunities for formal and informal networking. Continue reading TCAA joins group of hosts for Total Solutions Plus 2013