Aacer Flooring was proud to be part of Emerson Hardwood floors grand opening of a new corporate showroom in Portland Oregon. The showroom is one of the NW’s finest and allows both contractors and the design community a wonderful place to buy product and learn more about why hardwood floors are the surface of choice. President Chris Mongrain stated “with partners like Aacer Flooring we are excited about the future growth in our prefinish and unfinished product lines. www.emersonhardwood.com
Aacer Flooring and Prewitt Hardwood Floors www.prewitthardwoodfloors.com recently teamed up to exhibit the full line-up of Aacer Sports Floors at the Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association Conference www.wssaa.com . The conference brought together Washington High School Athletic Directors from all over the state. Prewitt Hardwood Floors has installed and performed routine maintenance on countless hardwood gym floors in across Washington. As evidence by the conversations at the conference, Athletic Directors, Facility Managers, Coaches and Players continue to be impressed with the quality of craftsmanship that Prewitt Harwood Floors has displayed on their floors. Aacer is pleased to have Prewitt Hardwood Floors as part of the team of Certified Aacer Dealers. www.aacerflooring.com
Hundreds of California High School Athletic Directors recently converged upon Reno, NV for the 45th annual California State Athletic Directors Association Conference. A regular exhibitor at the event, Aacer was also joined by our certified contracting partner from Northern California, Boberg Hardwood Floors www.boberghardwoodfloors.com
Aacer enjoyed the networking opportunities with the various Athletic Directors and had a great time participating in the annual CSADA Golf Tournament. We are already looking forward to next year’s event in San Diego.
Boise, ID was the recent host of the 2013 Idaho Athletic Administrators Association 23rd Annual State Conference. Over 100 Idaho Athletic Directors were in attendance for the show. Aacer Flooring was represented by Soriano Floors from Meridian, ID www.sorianofloors.com who is an authorized Aacer Dealer for ID, UT, OR, & WA. The recently completed installation at Rigby High School by Soriano Floors was on display and was the talk of the show. The Aacer Anchored Power Sleeper-SE wood floor system with rich stained logos and 3-point areas will provide both outstanding athletic performance and aesthetic beauty for the facility for years to come
Aacer Flooring sponsored Philadelphia Floors Stores 3rd annual Nailer Day on March 21st, 2013. The event had a great turn out once again. Contractors drove from as far as 2 hours from the location to take a shot at the $500 cash prize. The contest is open to any contractor that wants to participate and they have to rack out and nail down a bundle of 2 ¼” Aacer red oak select and better. The fastest time wins the cash! Many vendors attended the event and the energy level was high all day. There were many contractors that beat last year’s winning time which kept the excitement going. The overall comments on the Aacer product being nailed down was great milling and extremely long lengths. Aacer will sponsor next years event once again and everyone is expecting a great turn out. Nailer day has started to gain some national recognition so the 2014 event has already been scheduled for March 20th. Congratulations to this year’s winner Robert O’Connell who has won two years in a row. www.phillyfloor.com
The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Michigan Wolverines, 82-76, to win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship Monday night in Atlanta. The showdown was one for the ages, with a dazzling array of airborne theatrics, jaw-dropping dunks and 3-pointers from well behind the line.
Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino said his team was able to top the Wolverines’ “absolutely incredible” performance “probably because I have the 13 toughest guys I’ve ever coached.” Aacer Flooring is proud to be the wood sports floor of choice which the Cardinals practice on at the Yum Training Center in Louisville, KY. The wood floor is the AacerChannel™ DIN floor system and is used by many Division 1, 2 and 3 Universities. Cardinals enjoy the moment and thanks for a great tournament!
Once again Aacer flooring is at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) trade show. The NWFA is a key partner with Aacer flooring helping establish continued credibility throughout the world with a highly trained network of distributors and contactors. Aacer was proud to provide products to the trade organization material for the opening ceremony and looks forward to continuing to grow with the NWFA. So many of Aacer distributors are long term members and have enjoyed all the benefits of what the organization provides. Aacer Flooring has worked closely with the NWFA in helping at all levels and looks forward to the continued growth of the NWFA. Aacer encourages all wood flooring contractors and distributors to support the NWFA. www.nwfa.org
Over the last month, Aacer Sports Flooring joined up with a few great partners from our dealer network to offer our services to various groups throughout the East Coast. In Charleston, SC, I was joined by Jose Guidera from The Flooring Connection at the South Carolina Athletic Directors Association show. In Saratoga Springs, it was a group effort with Warren Mathusek of Mathusek, Inc. and Ed Knight from Cavalier Flooring for the New York State Athletic Administrators Association show. After that, it was on to Hershey, PA to join Matt Sheafer from Miller Flooring at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association show. The following week, Mathusek joined me in Atlantic City, NJ for the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey show. Then from there, it was across the state of Pennsylvania on the Penna Turnpike to join Bill Miller and Matt Sheafer at the Pennslyvania Association of School Business Officials show in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a great “show”ing by the Aacer team all across the region in March!
Kit Burkholder Northeaster Regional Manager Sports
There was over 8,500 SF of Taraflex vinyl sheet torn out over an old Granwood product at the G.T. Bray Recreation Facility in Brandenton, FL. The Manatee County was very dissatisfied with their vinyl sheet good and wanted to upgrade to a wood floor system. They felt wood flooring was the best product for their members to play on. AacerChannel™ VLP HC was chosen because of it high performance qualities and low profile height. The site conditions did not allow for a replacement floor that was going to rise to over all floor profile too much. Aacer Floorings dealer Athletic Resources of Naples, Florida installed the AacerChannel™ VLP HC wood floor system completed on March 15, 2013. www.athleticresources.com
Blake Stevens Wood Flooring in Waukesha, WI held an open house on March 12th. The attendees of the open house were various contractors and retailers throughout the area. Aacer flooring was happy to be a part of the event. It gave Aacer a chance to show its new XL Pre-finished line colors to many retailers. It was also a good opportunity to show off Aacer’s new marketing collateral to many contractors and retailers. Tom Blakeman of Blake Stevens said “There were over one hundred guests at the open house.” Nick Larson Midwestern Regional Manager of distribution for Aacer flooring was most impressed with how far some of the attendees traveled. Overall, it was a very successful open house. Hats off to the entire team at Blake Stevens for putting on a fun and educational event. www.blakestevens.com