Palo Duro Hardwoods tag-teamed with its sister Eugen Lägler GmbH at the end of April, exhibiting at the annual National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo. Lägler North America was on-board, too. This year the location was Charlotte, N.C., home of NASCAR, making racing a clear theme to run with during the week.
THREE LÄGLER HIGHLIGHTS AT NWFA EXPO
60 years of Lägler. This year marks the 60th year since Eugen Lägler founded the sanding machine manufacturing company. The first machine produced was called ELF, combining the initials of the founder and the German village where the company began: Eugen Lägler Frauenzimmern. See the company’s history timeline to learn more.
Record Fly + Sand Lottery entries. Lägler’s annual expenses-paid trip for 10 contractors to the factory and training center in Germany drew well more than 100 online entries in only a few weeks this year. Many of them signed up at our Expo booth. At the heart of Fly + Sand is Lägler certification through its Premium Sanding Technology (PST®) training, which also now is available at our Lägler N.A. location. Learn more about PST in Denver.
Raffle to benefit the NWFA Education + Research Foundation (NERF). To benefit NERF, while celebrating Lägler’s 60th with a special-edition sanding machine, a carbon-fiber TRIO was donated to NWFA for fundraising. The raffle brought in $5,500 for industry education.
Bonus Highlights: Team Fun + Social-izing
Each year, the Wood Flooring Expo takes place in a different region of the U.S. It spreads around the opportunity available to local area contractors and distributors within driving distance who might not be able to make the trip to the convention when it’s farther away.
The different cities also give our team a chance to try new spots we usually haven’t been to before. This year: NASCAR Hall of Fame. We took in some cool history none of us were familiar with and tried out our best “Ricky Bobby” shake-and-bake moves in simulator race cars, smoking up the Talladega Superspeedway.
Next year: Phoenix, April 11-14. We’ve reserved our prime booth location in the trade show, and look forward to seeing as many of you there as can make it.
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