Well the show is now over but my feet are still killing me…..over 1000 different flooring suppliers attended the event this year and it seems to have been a success. After speaking with some friends that had booths at the show, the consensus was that although the attendance numbers were high the mix was different than past years. They are saying that most of visitors this year were Europeans, unlike previous years when the largest bulk of attendees had been Americans.
I believe that this is because of two factors. First because of the slide in the US market there is not as much of a demand for these product in a down housing market. Secondly because of the strong Euro, the Europeans are able to purchase more volume for the same price.
Well it is time for me to go inland to visit my factories. Depending on the internet service I will do my best to post again.