Lancaster, Pa. – Armstrong Flooring presented the 2018 Thomas Armstrong Awards honoring its distributors during a ceremony at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas.

“We are fortunate to partner with a network of distributors who are committed to bringing innovative products and world-class service to retailers, consumers, and contractors,” said Don Maier, Armstrong Flooring CEO. “This year’s Thomas Armstrong Award recipients set the standard for living out our founder’s philosophy: Let the Buyer Have Faith!”

Award recipients included: Residential Resilient Distributor of the Year, B.R. Funsten; Commercial and VCT Distributor of the Year, Apollo Distributing; LVT Distributor of the Year, Ohio Valley Flooring; and Overall Distributor of the Year, Cain & Bultman.

“In 2018, our distributors took on greater responsibilities related to sales, marketing and merchandising of our residential products, and we’re already seeing the benefits of that,” Maier said.

Distributor of the Year winner, Cain & Bultman, invested in training, deployed creative go-to-market strategies, and displayed a detailed understanding of the market along with having deep customer relationships. As a result, they grew both the commercial and residential businesses across all categories in 2018.

“Through strengthened partnerships with our distributors, we provide a powerful team working on behalf of retailers and customers: a manufacturer that is laser-focused on designing and producing the most innovative resilient flooring products, coupled with distributors who leverage their market expertise and resources to provide excellent service,” Maier said.

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