The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) announced its 2009 Golden Mallet award recipients during its convention in Long Beach, Calif., April 28 – May 1.  NWFA Golden Mallet awards are presented to individuals who recruit four or more members during a given year.  Once a member has achieved Golden Mallet status, additional awards are presented for each year in which two additional members are recruited.

 During the past year, three NWFA members achieved Golden Mallet status.  They include Dan Blake with Hardwood Flooring Institute in Hoschton, GA, Drew Kern with Flooring Works in Milton, Ontario, Canada, and Charles Peterson with CP Wood Floors in Gales Ferry, CT.

 The recruitment efforts of these and other members have helped the NWFA to continue its strong growth since the association was founded in 1985 with just 180 members.  Currently, the NWFA boasts more than 3,700 member companies in all 50 of the United States, as well as 55 countries throughout the world.

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