The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) announced the winners of the 2011 LAMMY Awards at a ceremony held Jan. 25 at Surfaces in Las Vegas, Nev. The awards are given annually to companies and individuals for exceptional contributions to the laminate flooring industry. 

“Each of these winners are a testament to the commitment and continuing strength of our category,” said Bill Dearing, president of NALFA. “The LAMMY Awards are a great way for NALFA to formally recognize companies and individuals for their efforts within the industry and to encourage others to do the same.”

The NALFA Board of Directors anonymously nominates individuals and organizations for each category. The nominees are compiled, listed on ballots and sent for voting to NALFA members as well as the editors of Floor Covering Installer, Floor Covering News, Floor Covering Weekly, Floor Focus and National Floor Trends. NALFA presented the first LAMMY Awards in 2007.

The winners are: Jean Briere, Shaw Industries, Member of the Year; Jack Boesch, MP Global, Associate Member of the Year; Bolick Distributors, Distributor of the Year; Floor Covering Associates, Retailer/Dealer of the Year; Unilin/Mohawk, Member Company of the Year; Pak-Lite, Associate Member of the Year.