April was a busy month for industry shows, and editorial and sales staff from National Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer were there. The National Wood Flooring Association held its annual meeting April 10-13 in Orlando, Fla. Coverings 2012 followed from April 17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in the same city. Finally, Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership invited members to a 20th anniversary celebration during its annual meeting, April 19-22 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Following are photos taken during these events.
1: Attendees at the NWFA Convention in Orlando.
2: Rick Holden, Chairman, NWFA, addresses the crowd.
3: Keith Parry, BNP Media regional sales manager, stands with Jayne Canty, account manager for General Electric, Measurement and Control Solutions.
4: A presentation about moisture in hardwood flooring species during the NWFA show.
5: Showgoers mill around at the Gaylord resort during the NWFA convention.
6: A new Harley-Davidson motorcycle was given away during the last day of the NWFA show, and was sponsored by NWFA member companies 3M, Clarke American Sanders and DuraSeal. John Shepard with Carpet One Floor & Home in Panama City, Fla., won.
7: Herb Miller, executive director of Mountain Re-Source Center (left), presents the inaugural Giving Green award to Dan Marvin, director of quality control for Florida Tile, for impactful contributions made by the manufacturer to the nonprofit group.
8: This year's PROJECT: Green, sponsored by Environmental Design and Construction, recognized green projects that included tile. The event was moderated by editor Derrick Teal and included a presentation by Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville's vp marketing.
9: Showgoers pass by signage promoting the PROJECT: Green event.
10: Jeanne Matson, Starnet president & ceo, welcomes attendees to the 2012 annual meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, where the group celebrated its 20th anniversary.
11: Ken Schmidt, former director of communication for Harley-Davidson Motor Co., presents "Make Some Noise: Open the Throttle and Dominate Your Marketplace" at the Starnet convention.
12-18: The convention was held at the El Conquistador resort.