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NAFCD Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership in Action Award, and Growth Award Recipients at Annual Convention

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CHICAGO – Celebrating leaders in the floor covering industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award, NAFCD Leadership in Action Award, and NAFCD Growth Award recipients last month at the 2016 NAFCD Annual Convention.
The NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution channel. Lucky Burke of Readers Wholesale in Houston, TX, and Dennis Cook and Melinda McChesney of Gilford•Johnson based in Jeffersonville, IN were all 2016 recipients of the award.
The NAFCD Leadership in Action Award recognizes individuals for the positive impact and meaningful contributions that they have made to their company’s success. Recipients of the 2016 Leadership in Action Reward were: Russ Rogg of Metroflor Corporation in Norwalk, CT, Shawn Gagg of Jaeckle Distributors in Madison, WI, and Mike Barrett of J.J. Haines based in Glen Burnie, MD.
Introduced in 2015, NAFCD recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions in furthering NAFCD membership. From increasing engagement with current members and growing support from industry partners to exceptional efforts in member recruitment, the NAFCD Growth Award is presented to a member who has had a positive impact on the association over the past year. Heidi Cronin of The Cronin Co. in Portland, OR, was presented with this year’s NAFCD Growth Award.

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About NAFCD The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors and suppliers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers' product to market resulting in the highest degree of customer satisfaction. NAFCD is dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to learn from each other, stay ahead of trends, and become better educated on ways to grow their business. For more information about NAFCD, visit or contact NAFCD Headquarters at (312)673-6836.


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