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Quick-Step names Tri-West Distributor of the Year

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 9.46.54 AMDallas—Quick-Step has named Tri-West its Distributor Of The Year. The award was recently presented during The International Surface Event in Las Vegas. Tri-West is Quick-Step’s distributor servicing Southern California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii.

“Tri-West is an excellent partner to Quick-Step,” said Patrick Warren, vice president of sales for Quick-Step. “They embrace all programs and fully support the initiatives and new products launched each year. Tri-West is a group of quality people who know their business better than anyone they compete with, giving them an amazing advantage.”

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Tri-West welcomes Metroflor’s Aspecta contract LVT team

image003Santa Fe Springs, Calif. — Tri-West Ltd. hosted Metroflor Corp. to introduce the company’s new Aspecta line of commercial luxury vinyl tile.

Aspecta’s new specification sales team member, Becky Davin, joined Paul Eanes, vice president of Sales; and Russ Rogg, president and CEO, as they presented this new dimension in flooring for the global contract community to 40 Tri-West commercial sales representatives.

The 100-strong collection, introduced at NeoCon in June, has already secured a number of important specifications from this event, Eanes said.

Larry Johnson, Tri-West’s Metroflor sales and marketing manager, said, “Aesthetics aside, we were impressed how fully committed Metroflor is to being at the forefront of environmental responsibility, by securing the highest, Platinum level NSF 332 accreditation—sustainability for resilient flooring.”

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Metroflor honors top distributors

Volume 27/Number 21; March 3/10, 2014Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 11.47.38 AMLas Vegas—Metroflor Corp. acknowledged the dedication and hard work of its distributors across the entire brand portfolio by bestowing its performance awards for 2013 at a reception during Surfaces.

“Our stellar 2013 results couldn’t have been achieved without our distributor partners, whose outstanding efforts made this sales achievement happen, along with our wonderful sales team,” said Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor.

Tri-West was honored with the 2013 President’s Award, given to the distributor that “most embodies the comprehensive and unparalleled support of Metroflor,” Rogg explained. Continue reading Metroflor honors top distributors

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Metroflor honors its top distributors

Tri-West Ltd. won the President’s Award as the distributor who demonstrated the most comprehensive and unparalleled support of Metroflor brands and products. Pictured from left are: Paul Eanes and Jamie Topete of Metroflor; Larry Johnson of Triwest, and Russ Rogg of Metroflor.
Triwest Ltd. won the President’s Award as the distributor who demonstrated the most comprehensive and unparalleled support of Metroflor brands and products. Pictured from left are: Paul Eanes and Jamie Topete of Metroflor; Larry Johnson of Triwest, and Russ Rogg of Metroflor.

Norwalk, Conn. – Metroflor Corp. acknowledged the dedication and hard work of its distributors across the entire brand portfolio by bestowing its performance awards for 2013 during a reception at The Palms during Surfaces.

“Our stellar 2013 results couldn’t have been achieved without our distributor partners, whose outstanding efforts made this sales achievement happen, along with our wonderful sales team. Together they keep Metroflor a vital force in the LVT industry,” said Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor.

Tri-West was honored with the 2013 President’s Award, given to the distributor that “most embodies the comprehensive and unparalleled support of Metroflor,” Rogg said.

Herregan took home the Paramount award, given to the distributor with the most outstanding sales achievement across a diversified portfolio.

Metroflor named Don Hill of the Cronin Company as the 2013 Distributor Sales Champion. Hill was recognized as the distributor rep with the “most outstanding” sales achievement “who has mastered the nuances of the flooring process and provided tenacious follow up,” Rogg said.

Larry Johnson of Tri-West won the Visionary Award, which goes to the individual whose vision, passion, conviction and pioneering attitude best served the Metroflor brand. “He managed more Metroflor brands than anyone,” Rogg said.

Metroflor also awarded top sales achievements in a product category or brands to the following distributors: 

All-Tile (Starloc); Ohio Valley Flooring (Konecto); Adleta (Artistek Floors); Tri-West (DryBack); Herregan (Engage Clic); and Wm. Bird & Co. (Prevail).

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FCNews’ annual top 20 flooring distributors

 Distributors emerging from economic stronger, more relevant than ever

By Ken Ryan

Oct. 21/28 2013; Volume 27/number 13

Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 4.47.45 PMDistributors. They are the backbone of the industry, the group on which manufacturers rely for moving their products to the point of sale. It is a segment that faces as many challenges as any and works on razor-thin margins.

Still, the good ones have not only succeeded but thrived. In fact, most project growth of 5% to 15% in 2013, driven in part by a housing comeback, both remodeling and new construction.

FCNews’ annual top 20 distributor listing not only looks at the industry’s leaders but also reveals the 10 highest-volume wholesalers in the resilient, wood and laminate categories. In most cases, the information was obtained from the respective high-level executives. Continue reading FCNews’ annual top 20 flooring distributors

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Metroflor presents performance awards at Surfaces

Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor, and Keith Kannapel, Metroflor’s Midwest sales manager (far left), presented two awards to Craig Folven (second from left), Bob Link (center) and Tom Splinter (far right) of Herregan.

LAS VEGAS – Metroflor celebrated its return to Surfaces 2013 after a nine-year hiatus and a strong 2012 by acknowledging the dedication and hard work of its partners across the entire brand portfolio. The presentation was held in the LVT leader’s new 2,000-square-foot booth.

Herregan Distributors won big with the President’s Award, given to the distributor that demonstrates the most comprehensive and unparalleled support of Metroflor, its brands and its products. In awarding the company with the first-ever Engage Distributor of the Year, Metroflor recognized Herregan for its outstanding sales achievement for the 2012 debut of Engage LVT flooring. Continue reading Metroflor presents performance awards at Surfaces

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Mirage adds Tri-West

St-Georges, Quebec, Canada—Boa-Franc has added Tri-West as a distributor for its Mirage brand in the Western region of the U.S. “Tri-West’s dedication to customer service, a professional sales team as well as a focus on quality products convinced us we were on the same page with regard to long-term goals and vision,” said Pierre Thabet, the mill’s president. Tri-West will serve Utah, New Mexico and Hawaii. It will also serve California, Nevada and Arizona along with Golden State Flooring. For more, call 418.227.1182, ext. 2316. Continue reading Mirage adds Tri-West

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No stopping resilient's momentum

In a black universe, vinyl is the shining star. That was the assessment of Elias Wilf president Jeff Striegel, who like many of his brethren sees resilient products as the beacon of light amid the darkness. In recent years, many of the leading flooring distributors have increased their percentage of resilient offerings, from the high single digits to low double-digits. Continue reading No stopping resilient's momentum

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Distribution: Back to basics for hardwood

Following a weak business climate in 2009 and a 2010 first quarter adversely affected by snowy weather on the East Coast, J.J. Haines, Glen Burnie, Md., got an unexpectedly strong jolt from the government tax incentives for home buying.

“Our second quarter was extremely strong because of the tax credit incentives,” said Scott Roy, vice president of sales. “Our Bruce hardwood business benefited tremendously from it.”

It was short-lived, however. The New Year’s Eve party that was the tax credit incentives gave way to a New Year’s Day hangover that has reverberated throughout the industry. Continue reading Distribution: Back to basics for hardwood