The Floor Covering Distributor Alliance (FCDA), which comprises of 20 leading distributors of flooring, flooring installation tools and flooring installation supplies in the U.S., Canada and Australia, honored its Distributors of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year members at the Alliance’s recently completed annual meeting. FCDA members manufacture and market a line of flooring and flooring installation products under the Powerhold ™ brand.
Honored as FCDA Distributor of the Year was Blakely Products, headquartered in Warren, Michigan, with branches serving all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and Northwest Ohio. Blakely was recognized for the number of Powerhold products it sold, growth of sales of Powerhold products and average sales of Powerhold products by branch in 2015. The level of Blakely’s involvement with the FCDA board and FCDA committees was also considered.
Pomona, California-based Traxx Corporation was named FCDA Manufacturer of the Year. The company manufactures a range of carpet installation products, including carpet seam tape, carpet installation tack strip and quality installation tools. The award is based on a manufacturer’s strategies and efforts to grow Powerhold sales, the quality of its marketing materials and maintaining a superior cost-to-quality ratio.
Fishman Flooring Solutions was honored as the FCDA LVT Distributor of the Year for its increase in sales of the Powerhold Gallery Series of luxury vinyl tiles in 2015. Fishman, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, distributes flooring and flooring installation products in 13 eastern and midwestern states in the U.S.
“The year-over-year growth of Powerhold products continues to be remarkable,” said Dan Lee, President of FCDA and CEO of Professional Flooring Supply in Fort Worth, Texas. “That is due, in part, to their exceptional quality, thanks to FCDA manufacturer members such as Traxx, and distributor members like Blakely Products and Fishman Flooring Solutions, which emphasize bringing value-adding products to the flooring installation marketplace.”
There are approximately 630 products sold under the Powerhold brand. Included are tools, such as tile cutters and seaming irons, as well as supplies ranging from adhesives to tack strips to surface protection products. There is also a Powerhold brand of sports flooring. Additional information on Powerhold products is available at www.powerhold.com.