On 11 April, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) announced the recipients of 12 NWFA Service Awards at the Wood Flooring Expo in Arizona. The Service Award programme recognises people who participate in advancing the industry and who demonstrate dedication and commitment to their profession.

The NWFA awards these achievements based on a cumulative summation of areas of service within the organisation. These areas include participation in NWFA boards and committees and contributions to Hardwood Floors Magazine, amongst others.

The 2017 NWFA Service award winners are: Dick Olesen, Olesen Floor Consulting; Ambassador – Kevin Murphy, Mullican Flooring; Jenny Riddle, Distinctive Hardwood Floors; Jon Smith, Smith Flooring; Barbara Titus, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling; and John Wooten, J.J. Haines & Company; Vanguard – Steve Brattin, SVB Wood Floors; Brenda Cashion, Swiff-Train Company; Brian Greenwell, Mullican Flooring; Jeff Johnson, MAPEI Corporation; Toby Merrill, DuraSeal; Dan Natkin, Mannington Mills, Inc.

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