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More exhibitors, education in store for Wood Expo

HGTV’s “Cousins on Call” stars John Colaneri, left, and Anthony Carrino will address wood trends when they host the Expo’s Award Luncheon.

By Matthew Spieler

Volume 26/Number 22; March 18/25, 2013

St. Louis—Anyone wondering whether the wood flooring industry is recovering from the recession needn’t look any further than the upcoming Wood Floor Expo by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Set for April 2 to 5 in Dallas, the show is projected to have more exhibitors, more attendees and more educational opportunities than years past.

Last year’s Expo was recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing shows in 2012 by Trade Show Executive (TSE), qualifying in all three categories—Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space, Number of Exhibiting Companies and Total Attendance. Continue reading More exhibitors, education in store for Wood Expo

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Al’s column

By FCNews staff

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

GROWTH RINGS: Congratulations go out to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), National Trade Productions (NTP) and Hanley Wood. Each have been recognized by Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine for their annual markets as being either among the Top 50 fastest-growing shows in 2012 or one of the publication’s Executive Gold 100 honorees for Largest Shows of 2011 (the top shows for 2012 will not be announced until later this year). NTP’s Coverings and Hanley Wood’s Surfaces were among the Gold 100, while NWFA’s Wood Expo, along with Coverings, were named as finalists in the 2012 fastest-growing shows. TSE will announce the order of winners during its annual Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, May 8 to 10 in Chicago. Continue reading Al’s column