NWFA Announces Legacy Scholarship Nominees

St. Louis, MO, November 23, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association has announced its nominees for the NWFA Education & Research Foundation 2017 Legacy scholarships.

• Roland Holder, founder of Gentry & Holder Floors, was a 59-year industry veteran. He was regarded as one of the most influential instructors in the early years of NOFMA. Holder was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 1994.

• Eugen Lägler, a German machinist, founded Lägler Company. He revolutionized wood floor sanding by engineering a belt sander for use on the job site. He was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 2008.

• David Lynn, Jr. served as president and CEO of Cherokee Wholesalers, a 40-year-old, family-run distribution company in Alexandria, Virginia. He worked with several manufacturing partners to convince them of the benefits of wholesale distribution.

NWFA Education & Research Foundation Legacy scholarships were established to recognize those individuals who made significant contributions to the wood flooring industry. Each scholarship requires a $5,000 total contribution to fund a scholarship in the nominee’s name. To date, a $2,000 contribution has been received from TLC Custom Designs.

NWFA has awarded $6,250 in scholarships so far this year for students attending NWFA hands-on training. One scholarship per training event is awarded, with priority given to NWFA members. Financial need is not a requirement for these scholarships.


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