Distributors from across the country were recognized for outstanding performance during Armstrong World Industries’ annual Distributor Awards banquet held in Las Vegas just prior to the opening of the Surfaces 2001 trade show.

Tri-West Ltd., of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., was named recipient of The President’s Cup for Residential Products for realizing the greatest overall growth percentage vs. plan for the residential sheet, tile, laminate, and floor care product categories. Tri-West also received the Achievement Award for outstanding sales performance in the U.S. residential sheet-flooring category.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Cain & Bultman was also a multiple winner. In addition to receiving the President’s Cup for Commercial Flooring Distributor of the Year, the company also took home the award for outstanding sales performance for Commercial Standard Excelon Tile, and the award for outstanding performance for Residential Tile.

Armstrong also recognized B.R. Funsten & Co. of San Francisco for the best performance in the laminate flooring category. Cited for notable performances in the residential sheet categories were Houston-based Reader’s Wholesale Distributors Inc. and G.E. Shiner Co. Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The awards are presented annually in the first quarter of each year for performance in the previous year.