For the sixth consecutive year, Houston, Tex.-based T & L “has posted record sales” and “has become the distributor of choice for wood” in its markets,” says Tim Tompkins, Anderson sales vp. For its efforts, T& L was named winner of both the Anderson Distributor of the Year and Appalachian Distributor of the Year awards.
Kraus, meanwhile, was named Virginia Vintage Distributor of the Year for its sales and customer sales efforts. Tompkins noted that the distributor tripled both their unit and dollar sales of Virginia Vintage in 2006. “And they did it in a tough and traditionally solids market.,” he noted adding, “They achieved their success by aggressively placing displays and focusing on fulfilling the needs of their retail customers.”