Dallas Bona Training Facility Continues To Push Ahead
The passion with wood, flooring, and making homes beautiful is something Clay Floors has enjoyed for over 25 years here in Dallas. This latest round of education at a local symposium here in Dallas included new products with the Bona Company on installation, new products out there and just keeping up with the industry. It’s great news to see the industry as a whole provide this type of training to flooring professionals around the world.
Now moving on to the latest Wood Floor Expo in St. Louis, this Expo was state of the art, and the latest numbers are out about the NWFA Expo which took place in April. The 2015 National Wood Flooring Association Wood Flooring Expo April 28–May 1 in St. Louis was 15% larger the last year’s Expo which was held in Nashville. It is a wonderful thing to see the growth and education focus with this years completion of the historic 30 year Expo.
If you are interested in the latest and greatest coming down the pipe all Videos from Expo can be viewed at www.nwfa.tv.This annual show, which sold out in February, had 29 more companies exhibiting on the trade show floor inside the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams football team, than the previous Expo and 49 more exhibitors than the 2013 Expo. Of the companies on the show floor, 60 were first-time exhibitors. This was great news industry wide and at a time when business needs a big boost.
The great attendance held steady at last year’s historic levels; as the show continues to move forward with the industry demands. This year there were more than 20 hours of education, and day log NWFA Certified Professionals Symposiums, which took place the day before the Expo began. A great idea so everyone can see as much of the show as possible and still learn.
A total of 239 people registered for the NWFACP Symposium. It included three tracks of education, including a retail sales track that for the first time in Expo history provided wood flooring retail sales professionals with the opportunity to become NWFACP Certified Sales Advisors. This is historic and very well received.
“We are glad to see the upward trend is carrying forward, to see our members and Expo thriving together,” said Michael Martin, NWFA president and CEO, said in a statement. “Success depends on that. While NWFA serves its members to assist their growth, we could not do that well without the active support of our members all year long, and especially as attendees, exhibitors and sponsors at Expo.