MAPEI's Jeff Leone accepting the award for Support of the NTCA Membership Program, presented by John Cox, president of NTCA.


The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, presented awards to three of its “manufacturer members” for their support of NTCA workshops, advertising and membership campaigns during the association’s annual Total Solutions Conference in September in San Antonio, Texas.

Special Recognition for Supporting Training Efforts: Dal Tile

With a shared mission and passion to educate and train, Dal Tile was recognized for its leadership and resounding support for the NTCA’s Workshop Program. Dal Tile has hosted NTCA Workshops across the country at dozens of its locations.  Thanks to Dal Tile’s support, the NTCA reports nearly 150 new members for 2009, the most they have had in years. John Turner, Sr. of Dal Tile, a member of the NTCA’s Board of Directors, accepted the award on behalf of all the Dal Tile leaders.

Special Recognition for Membership and Workshop Programs: LATICRETE International, Inc.

Through continued sponsorships and participation, LATICRETE has provided consistent support in the recruitment of new members and exposure to new markets. LATICRETE has proven to be a main ingredient to a successful workshop through its financial and technical support across the country. Ron Nash, National Sales Manager of LATICRETE was presented this Special Recognition Award.

Special Recognition for Marketing: MAPEI Corporation

In developing a subcommittee of the NTCA’s Board of Directors dedicated to advertising and marketing programs, MAPEI assisted the NTCA Staff in the creation of promotional materials for NTCA programs including Workshops, Five Star Contractor Recognition and Recruitment of New Members. Jeff Leone, Business Development Manager of MAPEI Corporation accepted this award on behalf of everyone at MAPEI.

For more information, contact NTCA executive director Bart Bettiga at bart@tile-assn.com, via telephone at (601) 939-2071, or visit www.tile-assn.com.