National Floorcovering Alliance Fall Meeting Held in San Diego
San Diego, CA, October 6,
2015—The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) Fall Meeting was held last week
at Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, California.
The event attracted a
record 250 guests.
Speakers were Carole Cross
of Mobile Marketing; Don Maier, CEO with Armstrong Floor Products; and Jeff
King, attorney with World Floor Covering Association, who spoke about the
Department of Labor’s new focus on subcontractor relationships.
Board elections were also
held at the meeting. Ian Newton of Flooring 101
in Oxward, California; Ryan Bechtold of Contract Furnishings Mart in Tigard,
Oregon; and Zak Akin of Akin Brothers Flooring in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were
added to the board, while Jay McDonnell of Custom Carpet Centers in Orchard
Park, New York and Steve Brannen of Carpet King in Minneapolis, Minnesota are
retiring. The new appointments will take effect in January 2016.
The NFA, founded in 1991, is
a buying group of 42 carpet and flooring dealers. To be eligible for
membership, dealers must gross at least $10 million annually.