Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Brewer Flooring, with 27 locations scattered across Oklahoma, Iowa, Florida, Texas, Missouri and Illinois, covering its 40-year history, its group affiliations, market focus and plans for the future.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses issues like procrastination and putting off hard tasks, from the perspective of owners versus entrepreneurs, and offers a section of “Entrepreneur Your Life” tips in the form of examples.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford responds to the threat of a market slowdown with extensive strategies for analyzing markets, determining business strengths, evaluating teams, assessing banking and managing payments.
Hardwood Report: Innovations around performance and messaging are driving hardwood’s future - April 2023
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the state of the hardwood market, covering challenges to hardwood’s growth, an NWFA update, shifts in material availability and trends in design and construction, as well as updates from 15 leading producers.
Editor Darius Helm reports on the state of the K-12 market, with a look at funding and the value of partnerships, and updates from Shaw, Engineered Floors, Forbo, Mannington, Interface, Mohawk, Crossville, HMTX, Novalis, Ecore, Gerflor and Dal-Tile.
Made in USA: As the flooring industry evolves, the fundamentals of U.S. production take on new meaning - April 2023
Editor Jennifer Bardoner examines the pros and cons relating to domestic production, from easy access to materials and the challenge of skilled labor to product innovation and opportunities for enhanced environmental sustainability.
Floor Care: Commercial Focus: Increased revenues and profits are not the only reason to get into floor care - April 2023
Editor Darius Helm takes a close look at what it takes for contract dealers to successfully provide floor care and maintenance, and makes a case for why it’s a natural fit for dealers and how it can strengthen relationships and drive more revenues.
2022 Spark Awards: Contractors successfully juggle logistical and technical challenges on award-winning projects - April 2023
Fuse Alliance’s Spark Awards are displayed, including awards for Best in Show, Best Flooring Solution, Toughest Site Conditions, Most Maximized Budget, Most Aggressive Timeline/Schedule and Most Creative Flooring Design.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses issues surrounding the Uygur Forced Labor Prevention Act, including huge volumes of product—mostly LVT—being stopped at U.S. ports, as well as the various difficulties involved in policing this issue.
Focus on Leadership: NFA’s Ian Newton talks about how he plans to lead the exclusive group of flooring retailers – April 2023
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Ian Newton, the newly elected leader of the National Floorcovering Alliance, including his decision to emigrate from the U.K., his start as an installer, and the success of his retail operation, Flooring 101.