Last October, Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Baltimore-based distributor Fishman Flooring Solutions, was named president of the board of directors of the Floor Covering Distributor Alliance (FCDA). FCDA members manufacture and market an extensive line of flooring installation tools and other flooring-related products under the Powerhold brand name. Wagner recently shared his thoughts with FCI on the FCDA, where he sees it headed and the value the Powerhold product line brings to the flooring installation industry.
A: One of the driving forces in forming the FCDA was the recognition among a group of floor covering distributors back in 1999 that the flooring installation industry was changing. We believed the days were quickly coming to an end when a flooring installer focused on doing business in a small geographic territory or a single community.