Get a chance to win a Palm Handheld organizer just by voting for the industry’s top floor covering manufacturers in theNational Floor Trends2003 Supplier Service Awards competition at Surfaces 2003, Jan. 29-31.

A ballot to cast your vote to recognize the industry’s leaders is included in NFT’s January and February 2003 issues (mail and show copies). After completing and selecting your top manufacturers by category, simply turn in your ballot at the National Floor Trends Surfaces booth (No. G1137).

The drawing for the Palm Handhelds will be conducted at noon and 3 p.m. each show day, along with other hourly drawings for valuable educational seminars. Your entry into the drawings follows completion and submission of your ballot.

Educational seminar winners can select the class of their choice from among various topics and product segments (subject to availability). And, if you’re not attending Surfaces, you can still participate -- and earn a chance to win an educational seminar prize -- by faxing your ballot to NFT at (818) 224-8042 or by mailing us at 22801 Ventura Blvd. Suite 115, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Deadline for ballots is Feb. 20. You can also cast your ballot electronically on our website,

Prizes include management and sales training courses from the World Floor Covering Association and Mohawk University; one-day and one-week ceramic installation classes from the Ceramic Tile Educational Foundation; three-day Installation, Sand and Finish, and Factory Finish classes from the National Wood Flooring Association; and more.

The National Floor Trends Supplier Service Awards are truly all-industry awards. So, whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, sales agent, retailer/contractor, or installer, we need your vote. Unlike any other awards program, our honorees will be recognized via voting of all segments of the industry.

The program recognizes manufacturers as key players in the industry, and winners can lay claim to being the best in their respective product segments. Categories for manufacturers include: Best Service – Carpet Residential; Best Service – Carpet Commercial; Best Service – Area Rugs; Best Service – Ceramics/Stone; Best Service – Wood; Best Service – Rubber Floors; Best Service – Resilient Floors; Best Service – Laminate Floors; Best Service – Installation Tools & Materials; Best Service – Training Programs; Best Service – Overall Best Product.

So don’t forget to vote in the National Floor Trends Supplier Service Awards and get a chance to win valuable prizes that you can use in your business each and every day of the year.