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September 2017
NAFCD Distribution Digest sits down with down with Shane Richmond for an industry Q&A
   Shane Richmond currently serves as Regional Vice President of Fishman Flooring Solutions' Mid-Atlantic Region. In that position, he is responsible for managing, directing, and coordinating all sales and branch operations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as ensuring that the customers throughout the region are pleased with the service they receive from the Fishman team. The regional VP position also means he is heavily involved in long-term strategic planning for the firm overall.
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September 2017
Fishman Business Manager, Steve Norton, explains to us the "Fundamentals of Working with Underlayment Systems"
   Without a solid foundation," as the saying goes, "you will have trouble creating anything of value. That is true in spades for the successful installation of flooring, which can only be achieved if issues with the subfloor (the foundation of the flooring) are addressed using the proper underlayment products and procedures.
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September 2017
Simplifying the Flooring Installation Process Can Save Time, Money and Headaches
   An ADF Consultant can create a well-conceived plan that examines every aspect of the flooring installation, beginning with the condition of the substrate and ending with an effective maintenance routine once the flooring is installed. The return on investment in the planning process, which should ideally be completed several weeks before the scheduled flooring installation, can be significant in terms of time and money saved, ensuring the continuity of the project and greatly reducing the odds of a compromised flooring installation.
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September 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions Expands Columbus, Ohio Operations to Meet Increased Demand
    "Our business in the Columbus market and across Ohio has grown significantly in the nine years since we've been doing business there, which makes this expansion necessary," said Fishman president and CEO Bob Wagner. "We're always evaluating brick and mortar investments in markets where we have outstanding growth for two reasons..."
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August 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions is helping to get the message out about Silica
    OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. Below is a copy of the OSHA Fact Sheet. For more detailed information go to: www.osha.gov/silica.
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August 2017
Six Essential Questions for Concrete Slab Prep
    
A critical step in prepping a concrete subfloor is determining its moisture content, because much of today's flooring is less forgiving with respect to moisture than products of the past, and many of today's adhesives have a greater sensitivity to moisture than their predecessors. As a result, today most manufacturers require more stringent preinstallation moisture testing than in the past, not only on the surface of the slab, but within it.
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July 2017
FCI Magazine: Industry Q&A: Fishman's Hartman Discusses LVT Adhesives and Installation Techniques
    The nature and condition of the substrate are extremely important to the LVT installation process. Let's take plywood for example. Plywood used for underlayment must be the associated grade meant for floor covering. Pine, for example, should never be used as a substrate, because the acids in the pine will burn the adhesive.
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April 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions Honors Mapei with Vendor Partner of the Year Award

    Fishman Flooring Solutions, a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, has presented Mapei with the Fishman Vendor Partner of the Year Award. Mapei is a global producer of specialty products for the flooring industry, including, but not limited to, adhesives, ceramic setting materials, sealants and waterproofing agents.
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April 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions Introduces Hardwood Flooring Collection

    Fishman Flooring Solutions, a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, has introduced its own brand of engineered wood flooring for residential and commercial markets. The Betsy Ross Hardwood Collection, featuring a wide selection of textures, colors and styles, will meet the growing demand for engineered wood flooring in long and wide formats for both new construction and renovations.
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February 2017
Fishman Opens New Branch & Warehouse in Knoxville, TN
    
Baltimore, MD, March 6, 2017-In response to the growth of its business in Eastern Tennessee and to facilitate expansion into adjoining markets, Fishman Flooring Solutions has opened a new branch and warehouse in Knoxville, Tennessee, effective immediately.
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February 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions Named 2016 Powerhold LVT Distributor of the Year
     
"Winning this award two years in a row underscores the importance of Powerhold’s line of LVT products in our product portfolio," said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. "We are fully aware that LVT is the fastest growing flooring category in commercial segments ranging from healthcare to retail to education and we’re taking advantage of that trend."
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January 2017
Five Steps to Moisture Mitigation Success
    Shane Richmond, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Sales, was recently published in Floor Covering Installer. Shane illustrates the importance of proper moisture mitigation and lays out five steps to
ensure a successful installation.
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December 2016
Fishman Flooring Solutions Expands into Northwestern Pennsylvania with Purchase of Fisher Flooring Supply
     
Fishman Flooring Solutions has expanded its footprint into Northwestern Pennsylvania with its purchase of Fisher Flooring Supply in Erie, Pennsylvania. Fisher Flooring Supply has been distributing products to flooring installers in the Erie market since 1981. The purchase is effective today.
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December 2016
Nelson Fishman, former Leader of Fishman Flooring Solutions Passes Away
     
Nelson Fishman, long-time CEO and chairman of Fishman Flooring Solutions, passed away in Baltimore Maryland on December 4, 2016. "Nelson Fishman was an outstanding steward of our business for more than 50 years," said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. "His leadership was instrumental in transforming Fishman from a company that focused on distributing sewing thread into the leading distributor of flooring installation products that it is today."
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November 2016
Mid Atlantic Floor Covering Association's annual dinner - December 5th, 2016 with Hall of Famer, Brooks Robinson.
   Join your fellow Association members for a night to remember with the one and only ‚??Human Vacuum Cleaner‚??, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson. Brooks is an 18-time All-Star with 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards at third base.
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October 2016
Fishman Flooring Solutions Announces Management Changes in Anticipation of Continued Growth

   “Strategic planning for both the near and long terms is an essential part of our business model and, along with our customer focus, is driving the growth of our firm,” says Bob Wagner. “The management changes we’re announcing today reflect our need to have the right people in the right positions to effectively manage our business not only today, but well into the future.”
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September 2016
Fishman Flooring Solutions Heightens Focus on Operational Excellence to Meet Current and Future Marketplace Demands

   BALTIMORE, MD., September 21, 2016 - Fishman Flooring Solutions is increasing its focus on continuously improving its operational excellence to meet the demands of today's customers, as well as to accommodate future business growth. Leading the improvements in operations will be Gregg Cote, who has joined the firm as Director of Operations.
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June 2016
Ardex Certification at B&L Floor Covering in Richmond, VA

   Thank you to B&L Floor Covering for their partnership and taking the extra step to get their installers certified by Ardex. As always, thank you Ardex for your continued development of the Flooring Industry and constant efforts to educate.

         


February 2016
Picking the Right FLooring Installation Contractor Can Save Time, Money and Headaches

   Jay Harvey has a unique insight into the world of flooring installation. A 30-year veteran of the flooring industry, he first began installing floors during summers when he was in high school. He parlayed that experience into a job at Fishman FLooring SOlutions, where he is currently regional manager for Georgia <Read Full Story Here>

       


April 2016
Chapco Training Day

   Yet another fantastic day of product training organized by one of our Virginia Business Managers, John Hoover and the wonderful team from Chapco.  We received a nice turnout of installers and all-in-all had a really fun day!

    


February 2016
Mapei Training Day

   John Hoover, one of our Virginia Business Managers, organized a Mapei Training Day at Flooring RVA.  We received a nice turnout of installers and all-in-all had a really fun day!