Armstrong Flooring has named Jacksonville, Fla.-based Cain & Bultman Inc. its 2003 Distributor of the Year. This achievement marks the company's fifth win in the past seven years.

In a recent awards ceremony at Cain & Bultman headquarters, Armstrong senior management also presented Cain & Bultman with the company's Residential Distributor of the Year award, the Residential Sheet Performance Award, the Commercial Tile Performance Award, and the Linoleum Performance Award.

"It was truly an incredible year for the folks at Cain & Bultman and we greatly value the efforts this fine organization in driving such excellent performance," said Frank Ready, senior vice president, North American Floor Products, Armstrong Flooring.

Armstrong bases its distributor performance rankings on the highest wholesale to retail percentage increase vs. prior year. Cain & Bultman was also ranked second in total commercial sales, and IMA (installation, maintenance and adhesives).

"We are extremely proud of the team effort that goes in to topping Armstrong's list of distributor partners," said Mike Sandifer, Cain & Bultman president. "It's our mission to provide the highest quality value added services to our partners and to exceed their expectations."

Cain & Bultman sells a variety of products to retail and commercial dealers, including Armstrong residential and commercial sheet and tile flooring, along with installation, maintenance and adhesive products, in Florida, Georgia and certain parts of Alabama.