Article Number: 10419
NWFA Announces Eleven Service Award Recipients
ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2018 - The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recognized 11 recipients with NWFA Service Awards during its Wood Flooring Expo held in Tampa, Florida. Presentations were made during the "Final Dive" closing session held on Friday, April 13.

NWFAs Service Award program recognizes individuals who demonstrate dedication and commitment to their profession. Individuals earning NWFA Service Awards actively participate in the advancement of industry programs, projects, and initiatives through volunteerism. Achievements are awarded based on a cumulative summation of areas of service within the NWFA. These areas include, but are not limited to, participation on NWFA boards and committees, participation in the Hardwood Federation Fly-In, NWFACP proctoring, and contributions to Hardwood Floors magazine.

Recipients of the 2018 awards are as follows:

Jason Elquest, Blackhawk Floors, Inc.
Bill Harrington, Baker Hardwood Flooring
Richard Kass, Master Flooring Inspectors & Consultants
Bill Ptak, DuraSeal
Kirk Roberts, Bona
Mike Welch, E.J. Welch Company

Michael Dittmer, Michael Dittmer Wood Floors
Tony Miraldi, Somerset Wood Products, Inc.
Toby Merrill, DuraSeal
Dan Natkin, Mannington Mills, Inc.
Matt Thrane, Gehl Flooring Supply

More information about NWFAs Service Award program is available at

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,300 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers,
specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at

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