Let’s be honest, 2010, with all its hills and valleys, is not one of the years I would think of as phenomenal. Yet, with each year New Year is a new beginning - a wiping of the proverbial slate and starting anew. This is where our hopes, dreams and faith in our related industries come together.
In my opinion, the one positive that
resonated throughout 2010 was our ability to put differences and
competitiveness aside to help each other succeed - as a whole. That, to me at
least, has to be one of the most significant outcomes of 2010.
The recently held Total Solutions
Plus in Naples, FL, was organized by three of our industry’s associations
(CTDA, NTCA, TCNA). The feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike was
overwhelmingly positive, and as a result, plans for the 2011 Total Solutions
Plus in Arizona are well underway.
Yet another example of putting our
respective industry first is ourMoving Onproject where
tile business owners, who found a way to shake off the economic doldrums to see
their businesses survive, shared their success stories. You can read the
On a related note,
Magazineintroduces its Subfloor Troubleshooting Guide for Tile
Installations where common problems are addressed with manufacturer-specific
solutions. Your feedback on this project is valuable. I invite you to share
your opinion with me firstname.lastname@example.org any
Further, I would like to thank our
esteemed and well-respected columnists, contributors and associations for their
outstanding work in 2010. We look forward to having them bring you the most
up-to-date information available for all facets of the tile industry.
Lastly, in our ongoing quest to
keeping you well informed,TILE Magazinewill be providing
live, from-the-show-floor updates from several shows this year, most notably
Surfaces, Cevisama, Expo Revestir and Coverings, for starters. To access these
updates, followTILEon ourTwitter,FacebookandLinkedInpages.
Finally, I wish you all a healthy
and happy New Year. Quoting an Irish toast: “In the New Year, may your right
hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.”
Is 2011 the year for the tile industry?
January 18, 2011