NBMDA is where the industry’s distributors grow

Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of the NBMDA (the North American Building Material Distribution Association), has worked closely with many distribution executives from some of the industry’s leading distribution and manufacturing companies during his 25-plus years as an association management professional.

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The cool factor: Just look at this stuff

I must admit that sometimes it’s hard to convince my friends that panel processing can be incredibly interesting. Even exciting. They’ll ask me to explain again what I’m doing these days and what exactly Surface & Panel covers.

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The Digital Print Symposium Headliners

With nearly 40 years of experience in graphic arts, publishing and industrial printing, Gilboa has a comprehensive view of the state of digital printing technology for decorative surfaces- where it is, how it arrived and where it is
going.

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Live Smart

Ingvar Kamprad, the visionary founder of IKEA, died in January at age 91. While many of us connect Kamprad to the iconic IKEA brand, few of us know that he also was instrumental in transforming the housing industry. Kamprad, along with the international construction firm Skanska, created a new way of producing living spaces for the masses.

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Room to Run

An exciting decade lies ahead for manufacturers of composite panel-based residential and office furniture, kitchen cabinets, store fixtures and organizational units. This issue of Surface & Panel offers plenty of support for that view. In the Ahlstrom-Munksjö feature that begins on page 56, Executive Vice President of Décor Norbert Mix points out that while Europe and North America have similar populations...

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