Hello, all! I'm still on the road and haven't had time to write up a new blog for you, but I do have a few new ones in the works. In the meantime, here are a few more shots of the flooring industry professionals with some of our elected representatives in at the Hardwood Federation Fly-In in DC:

Bob Rorabaugh, Rick Holden and Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.)

Daniel Skutelsky, Steven Skutelsky, Rep. Stefanik, Steve Houseknecht and Tom Johel (R-N.Y.)

Don Finkell, Emily Finkell, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Skipper Beal

Don Finkell, Rick Hooper and Allie Finkell

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), me and Rep. Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.)

Richard Wilkerson, Jack Shannon, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Tommy Maxwell

Richard Wilkerson, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Jack Shannon and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.)

Tommy Maxwell and Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)

Skipper Beal, an Iran rally attendee and Allie Finkell






Elizabeth Baldwin has over 20 years of international wood sourcing experience. Very widely traveled, her résumé's "Special Skills" section includes "the ability to eat anything from raw horse to deep-fried scorpion." She serves as Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring's (metrofloors.com) ECO (Environmental Compliance Officer) and deals daily with the "green alphabet soup" of today's industry: FSC, CARB, LEED, and much more. She blogs for Hardwood Floors on all things green (and, as she says, " 'grey' and 'blue' and almost every color except 'black and white.' Nothing in this world is black and white, particularly not 'green issues.'")