News & Events - 2014

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October 2014
Fishman names new Northern region manager
    [Baltimore] Fishman Flooring Solutions has named Mary Henritz manager of its Northern region effective Jan. 1, 2015, according to the company. In her new role, Henritz will oversee all sales and operations for the firm in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
    Henritz has almost 30 years of experience in the flooring industry. She began her career with Fishman in 2008 as a customer service manager, responsible for the firm’s order center in Baltimore, which handles inside sales and customer service. Over time, her responsibilities were expanded to include systems training for all of Fishman’s 28 branches.
    Henritz succeeds Jerry Murphy, who is retiring at the end of this year after a career with Fishman that spans 37 years.
    “Among the strengths of our firm is the extensive experience in the flooring industry of so many of our people,” said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. “That depth of experience enables us to replace Jerry Murphy, a key member of our team, with an experienced professional like Mary Henritz, who will be able to fill her new sales and operations role without missing a beat and will continue our firm’s unyielding focus on meeting the needs of our customers better than the competition.”
    Wagner added, “Jerry Murphy has made immeasurable contributions to Fishman’s business success during his almost four decades with the firm. We wish him and his family the very best in his retirement years.”

September 2014
Fishman's Annual Pinehurst Area Golf Trip
Three days of golfing with the best group we could ask for was the perfect way to spend this beautiful September weekend. Our three days were split between Little River Golf Resort and Southern Pines Country Club in a friendly, yet competitive tournament that brought forth three winning teams by our trip's end. It was a ton of fun, and we hope to have you with us next year!

September 2014
Sam Diana, former Director of our Fishman A&D Team, has retired
We had a small get together in honoring the retirement of our A&D Director Sam Diana. Sam's legacy in directing the Fishman A&D Team will be continued by our Rob Hoffman. Sam's influence and direction was felt by everyone who came in contact with him. Congratulations and many thanks goes out to Sam Diana.
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August 2014
Fishman & Ardex sponsored Fishing Trip, Chesapeake Bay, MD
We have teamed up with Ardex in sponsoring a customer appreciation fishing trip on Saturday August 23rd, 2014. We chartered 5 fishing boats with our group of 35 fishermen and were catching Blues & Stripers. These are some of the best eat-in fish around. It was a great time for everybody!

August 2014
Powerhold Sweepstakes promotion with Halex Corporation.
Michael Caerio of Commercial Interior Resources of Cleveland, OH has won the Grand Prize of the Powerhold Custom Seam Tape Sweepstakes sponsored by Halex Corporation. His winning Entry form was received from Fishman Flooring Solutions in Cleveland, OH.
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August 2014
Fishman's John Hoover discusses proper slab preparation.
The importance of proper slab preparation is too often overlooked and may result in a loss of time and money. Installed floors are only as good as what they're laying on top of. John Hoover wrote a great article entitled 'Properly Preparing Slabs: Making Informed Decisions Can Pay Significant Dividends' which was featured in 'Floor Trends' this month. Please find the full article here, and enjoy the read!

May 2014
Bob Wagner and Jim Walker discuss recent installation training.
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April 2014
Press Release: Flooring Distribution Industry Veteran, Bill Morgan, Joins Fishman Flooring Solutions' Team
We are excited to announce Bill Morgan as an important addition to the Fishman Family within our Architecture and Design Team for the Virginia and Eastern Tennessee territory.
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March 2014
CFI Certification being hosted by Fishman Flooring Solutions in Baltimore MD
Special thanks to all who participated in making this CFI Certification happen with such a great success. These classes help bring strength and professionalism to the Floor Covering Industry... and we had a blast making it happen!


February 2014
Fishman Richmond's Protect-All Training
We had a great time at our Protect-All Installers & Sales Persons Training, held at our Richmond VA Location. This is one of several Training Sessions in which are being held throughout various Fishman Branches. Please contact your Salesman or favorite Fishman store for more details on how you could reserve your spot for the next one.

January 2014
Fishman's Ardex Clinic
We started the year off with a fantastic two day Ardex training at our Baltimore location.  Between the technical class room information sessions, and the hands on product installations, it was an event that gave strategy and encouragement for growth and strength in our customer's businesses.