News & Events - 2013

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August 2013
Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI)
CFI Convention being held in Baltimore MD, Aug. 22, 23, and 24 2013. Bill Mabeus and Jerry Murphy are manning the Powerhold - Fishman Flooring Solutions Booth. We support CFI!


August 2013
Polished Concrete
Job done by: Contract Flooring & Design of Kinston, NC. It was completed using Diamatic equipment and diamonds, and Ardex Ultraflor polishing procedures including FlorSil Densifier and FlorFinish protective coating.


July 29, 2013
Press Release: Fishman Flooring Solutions Announces Purchase of Sobol Sales

BALTIMORE, MD., July 29, 2013 - Fishman Flooring Solutions has purchased Sobol Sales of Cleveland, Ohio, effective July 29. Sobol Sales has been distributing products to the flooring installation industry in Northern Ohio since 1957. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The purchase of Sobol Sales gives Fishman a strong foothold in the greater Cleveland area, as well as the Toledo market, where Sobol Sales expanded in recent years. The acquisition is part of Fishmanâ??s ongoing strategic plan that includes expanding its product line, acquiring established companies in new territories, as well as growing its business organically.

"We conducted extensive due diligence before concluding this transaction and the feedback from the marketplace was that Bob Sobol and his team have set the highest standards for quality products, information and service," said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. "Our mission now becomes building an even more loyal customer base in Northern Ohio by combining the things that made Sobol successful over the years with Fishmanâ??s complementary product line and our approach to efficiently and effectively managing a flooring product distribution business."

Bob Sobol will continue to be involved in the firmâ??s day-to-day operations, acccording to Wagner, as will several other members of the Sobol team. The objective, he said, is to have "familiar faces" interact with customers and continue to provide them the best in customer service.

Sobol Sales customers will now benefit from the state-of-the-art technology Fishman uses to operate its business. This includes an advanced website, remote access to customer information, advanced truck routing and state-of-the-art purchasing capability, which enables it to quickly fill special orders.

Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the "Solutions Provider" distributor of flooring installation products. It has approximately 151 employees and 28 branches serving Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The firm distributes more than 36,000 products for 75 vendor partners.
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July 2013
PRT Installation
Peach Memorial Hospital in Byron, GA. Installed by Bonitz Kennesaw using Flex Shield in the satin finish. Sold by Fishman in Atlanta.


July 2013
Welcome to our newest location! Marietta, GA

June 6-7, 2013
Academy of Textiles & Flooring - Intro to Substrate & Subfloor Inspection, Aliquippa, PA

Click here to view the flyer and registration form.

May, 2013
CFI Training - Salisbury

May 15 & 16, 2013
Fishman - Protect-All Commercial Floor Training - Richmond, VA

March & April 2013
Click here to view the update from Maryland and Northern Virginia Floor Covering Association.

March 2013
Ardex SDF Competition


March 2013
Ardex Training for DMA Floors in Richmond, VA


Come Join Us!
Crain Counter Days!
March 19th - Martinez, GA (Augusta Location)
March 20th - Columbia, SC

March 21st - Charlotte, NC

Click here for more information.

March 2013
Western Carolina University
Done by Contract Flooring and Design, Kinston, NC


February 2013
Fishman & Schluter Training sessions in Accent,Va


January 17, 2013
Fishman - VA/TN Regional 2013 Planning Meeting, break-out session NASCAR style
Another great Team building experience. Vernon Tate leads the Fishman Team and Mapei Team in Richmond, VA on January 17th. A great time was had by all.

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January 3, 2013
Fishman - South 2013 Planning Meeting, break-out session NASCAR style
WOW - a great Team building experience. The Fishman Team and Mapei Team.
Charlotte, NC

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