Wallcoverings Association Presents Top Award to MDC President Al Rothschild

2016.0208.Nwy.Al RothschildThe Wallcoverings Association today presented The Justin Allman Award, the industry’s highest honor, to Al Rothschild, president of MDC Wallcoverings.  The award is presented each year to a leader whose long-lasting contributions have helped to shape the future of the wallcoverings industry.  Rothschild received the award at the WA’s Annual Meeting in Clearwater, FL. The industry’s most prestigious award was established in 1946 and is named for the founder of the Wallcoverings Wholesalers Association, the WA’s predecessor organization.

Rothschild shared his time and that of MDC employees with the WA over the last 50 years to work on the organization’s board of directors and initiatives such as the development of the NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment, seminars for WA members, and outreach and education for consumers and specifiers.  Under Rothschild’s leadership, MDC also has contributed financially to the WA through company membership and sponsorships of association events.

“The wallcoverings industry is fortunate to have leaders like Al Rothschild, who set the standard in terms of his commitment and tireless efforts to improve business practices and enhance the industry’s sustainability profile,” said Sean Samet, Executive Director of the Wallcoverings Association.

“It is a great honor to be recognized,” Rothschild said.  “I share this award with MDC’s wonderful employees whose diligent professionalism, volunteerism and example make this industry an exceptional place to work.”

For more information, contact the WA at (312) 321-5166 or visit wallcoverings.org.

About the Wallcoverings Association

The Wallcoverings Association (www.wallcoverings.org) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization focused on manufacturing, distributing and overall sales within the wallcoverings industry. The WA is active in developing and maintaining industry standards including NSF/ANSI 342, a first-of-its-kind, third-party certification for sustainable wallcoverings.  The WA provides a vehicle for communication across segments of the wallcoverings industry, while educating consumers, designers and specifiers about the use of wallcoverings in the commercial and residential markets.