Kevin Kelly and Allan Singh, General Manager of Havwoods North America, were joined by Dominiek Frees, Export Director and Anthony Scott, Business Development from Havwoods UK, at a very international NWFA Expo 2017 in Phoenix.
And, as exhibitions go, our first US exhibition was brief but extremely busy.
In fact, the National Wood Flooring Association Expo held in Phoenix last month was, without doubt, a resounding success. Attendees came, not only from all over the US, but from all around the world. Indeed, a number of them recognised us from our stand at Domotex, the international floor coverings trade fair held in Germany in January, and, we’re delighted to say, without exception were very pleased to see that we are now firmly ensconced in North America.
Of course, for the majority the Havwoods name was totally new, and we found ourselves telling the Havwoods story time and again.
The biggest attractions were our collection of chevrons, particularly our pre-finished, pre-assembled ‘chevron in a plank’ thanks to its obvious ease of installation, and our Hand Grade Collection. Not surprisingly, these enormous, exquisite planks measuring up to l3 feet long and 18 inches wide attracted huge attention with their spectacular and diverse finishes.
But, all in, the biggest news for NWFA members was that they can now call on good quality engineered oak which doesn’t come from China and is stocked right here in the US. We look forward to your calls, guys.