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September 2018
Greg Vale Joins Fishman Flooring Solutions as Vice President of Sales
   "Greg Vale brings impeccable credentials, an untarnished reputation and broad sales experience in the flooring marketplace to Fishman’s management team," said Executive Vice President Bill Mabeus, who heads the Fishman sales function. "Our growth curve over the past several years has been steep and the addition of Greg to our team will strengthen our ability to grow and manage our sales today, as well as into the future."
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September 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Opens New Branch to Service the Coastal Georgia Marketplace
    "For some time, customers have expressed to Jay Harvey, our Southeast Region manager, the need for Fishman to expand its presence in the Coastal Georgia marketplace," said Bill Mabeus, Fishman executive vice president. "We listened to those customers, assessed the marketplace and our growth opportunities there and determined that we could more efficiently and effectively delight current and future customers with a branch near Savannah, rather than continuing to service the market from our Charleston, South Carolina location."
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July 2018
Fishman's Shane Richmond talks with Floor Covering Installer about the 'Rise in Moisture Issues' in FCI's July issue
   Moisture is a very serious issue when it comes to commercial flooring installations, due in large part to the fast pace of building construction today. Compressed building schedules don't always allow sufficient time to test for moisture in slabs and address any problems before the flooring is installed. This can lead to all sorts of challenges on flooring projects, ranging from having to use specific adhesives based on the relative humidity in the slab all the way to moisture-related flooring failures, which is the worst possible outcome.
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July 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Uses E-commerce to Distribute Tredsafe Products Nationwide
   “The agreement with Tredsafe is important for several reasons," said Fishman Executive Vice President Bill Mabeus. "First, it gives flooring installation contractors access to high-quality, durable Tredsafe products, which the marketplace has been demanding for some time. Second, the agreement extends Fishman's reach beyond our traditional sales territory in the Midwest and along the Eastern seaboard to the entire continental United States. Finially, it gives Fishman another foothold into today's world of e-commerce, which we see as becoming increasingly important to our business."
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April 2018
Ardex Receives 2017 Vendor Partner Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions
   “Recipients of the Vendor Partner Award must demonstrate the highest standards for training Fishman's sales team, its customers and general contractors in the proper use of the vendor's products. They must also provide superior marketplace support for those products. Ardex has multiple sales representatives in each of Fishman's five regions. Their training on the use of highly-technical Ardex products ensures that users will derive the most value from them and consistently enables Fishman to "delight our customers," said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman.
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March 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Names Chris Killar Manager of the Carolinas Region.
   “Our strategy is to position our future leaders to continue growing our business today, while at the same time, enabling them to develop the skills necessary to ensure our success tomorrow,” said Bob Wagner, Fishman president and CEO. “We’re very confident that Chris Killar and his peers in the firm have the skills necessary to delight our customers on a daily basis, while learning important lessons on the front lines that are necessary to qualify them for senior leadership positions in the company over the next five to 10 years.”
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March 2018
CFI Hardwood and Laminate Installation Training.
    The Industry's Top Installation Trainers share the latest installation techniques and tools! Come prepared to leave with a thorough understanding of installation as related to becoming one of the most knowledgeable flooring professionals in your field of laminate and hardwood installation. This training will be held in our Nashville location on May 17th & 18th. If you are interested in attending please fill out the form linked below.
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February 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Broadens Operations in Tennessee and into Alabama and Kentucky
   "As part of our strategic plan, we are constantly evaluating opportunities to grow our business organically," said Fishman Executive Vice President Bill Mabeus. "Our due diligence indicated that there is a significant need for a full-service distributor of flooring and flooring installation products offering a range of services in Nashville and surrounding areas and we will be filling that void."
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January 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Named 2017 Powerhold Distributor of the Year
   "Winning the award of Powerhold Distributor of the Year is a great honor for us," said Donald Clark, Marketing Manager of Fishman Flooring Solutions. "We value our partnership with Powerhold and consider it a privilege to work with such a talented and passionate team. Our goal for 2018 is to continue to delight our customers through offering such industry solutions as Powerhold provides."
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January 2018
Fishman Flooring Solutions Names Rob Hoffman Regional Manager for the Midwest Region
   Hoffman was previously director of Fishman’s ADF team, whose members consult with architects, designers, facility managers and others to provide solutions to flooring project challenges. Hoffman will replace Jim Reisker, who becomes Fishman’s business manager for parts of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.
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December 2017
Fishman's Rowan Brosam has been presented with the "Ones to Watch" award, ASID 2017
 American Society of Inerior Designers, ASID, recognize up-and-comers in the interior design industry with the "Ones to Watch" award. Rowan continues to demonstrate outstanding leadership in the industry as an ADF Consultant as well as her ongoing investment in the professional lives of interior design students. Congratulations Rowan, we’re very proud of you!

   


November 2017
NAFCD Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Bob Wagner
 On November 15, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) recognized Bob Wagner of Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore, MD as the recipient of the 2017 NAFCD Lifetime Achievement Award.
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October 2017
Fishman Flooring Solutions' Bob Wagner Named FCDA Board President
   "My goal as FCDA board president is to build on the momentum Dan Lee has generated and take marketplace awareness of the Powerhold brand to an even higher level," said Wagner. "That will benefit flooring installation contractors, who want and deserve the competitively-priced, high-quality products for which Powerhold is known."
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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!