Pictured left to right: Jeff Collum, director of flooring, CBC (America); Keith Ishida, exec vp, CBC (America), Kevin Jablon, President, Spartan Surfaces; and Barry Ferman, national sales manager, CBC (America).

Spartan Surfaces was recently honored as CBC (America) Most Valuable Performer for 2008, based on sales, revenue growth, market penetration and support of CBC initiatives. The company, which was also named a Gold Level Achiever in sales, covers southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia.

Other award-winning distributors and agents included at the Silver Level: Michael Halebian & Co.; at the Bronze Level: Design Materials, EcoAgents, Flooring Solutionz, and Hi Tec; and at the Achievement Level: armin maier & associates, Contract Surfaces, Gilford Flooring Inc., and William Blasek Ltd.

The U.S. and Japanese leadership for the flooring division of CBC (America), which includes Toli and Ceres brands, met during the recent Surfaces 2009 show to celebrate 20 years of Toli International's Mature sheet flooring in the North American market.

“We’re going to continue to earn the trust of our customers with introductions and improvements to both our Toli and Ceres brands that will help them take their business to the next level,” Collum said. “We came together at Surfaces to formally initiate those plans by giving our distributors and agents a sneak preview of what’s to come and recognize them for their performance in 2008.”