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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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HGTV celebrity designer Carter Oosterhouse will host NWFA WFOY awards

St. Louis, Mo. — The National Wood Flooring Association is pleased to announce that HGTV celebrity designer Carter Oosterhouse will host its Wood Floor of the Year Awards Luncheon during the NWFA’s 2012 Wood Flooring Expo. The luncheon will be held April 12 in Orlando, Fla., at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

 

Since his first appearance as a master carpenter on the popular design show, Trading Spaces, Oosterhouse has been voted People magazine’s “Sexiest Man on TV,” and has become an HGTV regular. As host of HGTV’s Carter Can; Red, Hot & Green; and a regular contributor to the Emmy Award-winning Rachael Ray show, Oosterhouse’s unique combination of hands-on skill and passion for design have given him widespread appeal for both craftsmen and designers. Continue reading HGTV celebrity designer Carter Oosterhouse will host NWFA WFOY awards