Florida distributor reaches a ‘Pinnacle'

Nick Melnyk, sales manager for distributor Cain & Bultman Inc., proudly displays his company’s Distributor of the Year award from Pinnacle. The wood flooring maker presented Melnyk with the award during Surfaces 2008 in Las Vegas. Melnyk said the award represented in part the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company’s commitment to Pinnacle’s Innovation Dealer Program launched last year. “We put our arms around the program and it really helped our business,” said Melnyk. He is pictured with (from left) Pinnacle’s Brenda Cashion, vp operations; Kevin Whaley, regional sales; and Phil Cutts, vp sales.

USG offers rock solid tips

Willie Phares from USG pauses while demonstrating proper installation techniques of the company's Fiberock product during Surfaces 2008. The company also showcased its Durock installation system at its exhibit.

Mannington hosts large rollout at its exhibit

Mannington's 18,000 sq. ft. booth was well-visited during Surfaces 2008. Among its new products, the flooring maker showcased rollouts in its Sobella fiberglass-backed flooring as well as a new Jumpstart RE resilient floor featuring recycled content felt backing. The company also unveiled new looks in laminate including ceramic and exotic visuals, as well as new hardwoods, ceramic and LVT.

Stanton celebrated by Wools of New Zealand

Pictured are executives from Stanton accepting the Fashion Dynamics Award for Best Overall Woven Product for their Anatol product. Designed to honor the best new designs from exhibitors in the Wools of New Zealand pavilion, Wools of New Zealand also gave awards to Unique's Cobblestone (Best Overall Tufted) and Fabrica's Mallorca (Best Color Line). More than 375 show goers cast votes during the show. From left to right are: Tim Lonsdale, WONZ's acting CEO; Sy Cohen, Stanton's president; Jacquie Beasant, Stanton head of design; Jonathan Cohen, Stanton's exec vp; and Wes Connelly, WONZ North American area manager.