Kim Wahlgren

Kim M. Wahlgren is the longtime editor of Wood Floor Business. Based in Madison, Wis., she manages the day-to-day operations of the WFB print magazine, website, E-News and social media. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin in journalism and Spanish. Away from the office, she’s busy enjoying her family, including two beautiful children, a sassy ex-racehorse, an extraordinarily silly black Labrador mutt and her husband, Brent, whom she met at … yes, wood flooring school.

 

  • Thursday, March, 27, 2014 Gary Reynolds: Founding Father of NWFA Retires Gary Reynolds passed away shortly after this article was written. His obituary can be read here, and a comprehensive list of his professional accomplishments, written by his friend Dinah Land, can be...
  • Thursday, March, 27, 2014 Solid Ground: State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2014   "The market is finally rebounding from the deep recession." That's a direct quote (and typical answer) from one of the distributors answering this year's HF State of the Industry survey, which...
  • Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 Tales from the Front: Bear-Proof Your Floor Installation Back before David Old, president at Las Vegas, N.M.-based Old Wood LLC was in the wood flooring business, he decided he would sand and refinish the Doug fir floors at the family's historic log cabin...
  • Thursday, February, 27, 2014 Vintage Moments: NWFA Founding Father Gary Reynolds Editor's note: Mr. Reynolds passed away after this article was published. Please find his obituary here.  After more than 50 years in the wood flooring industry, Gary Reynolds-one of the original...
  • Wednesday, October, 02, 2013 Vintage Moments: 3M's Galen Fitzel At Leisure 3M sanding services specialist Galen Fitzel retired last summer, but not before this gem of a photo surfaced of him (that's him at the far right styling a genuine Johnny Carson-brand polyester...
  • Tuesday, April, 02, 2013 Improving Outlook: State of the Industry 2013   As this issue went to press, the increasingly positive news about the economy was tempered by the implementation of the government's sequestration measures. The good news for the wood flooring...
  • Tuesday, January, 29, 2013 Business Brief: Examining Impact Scott Maurer During the Great Recession, most companies went through intense belt-tightening to survive. As we begin a recovery, it's tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen that belt. But,
  • Thursday, May, 24, 2012 Recoating Prefinished Wood Floors Doesn't Have to Be a Gamble For wood flooring contractors, doing a recoat on a factory-finished floor can feel like playing the slots—when you arrive at the job site, you never know whether you're walking into a...
  • Wednesday, February, 29, 2012 A Legend In Itself: There's Nothing Quite Like the 20-Year-Old NOFMA School It started with 25 students at a federal penitentiary. Over the years, it has traveled to downtown Memphis, to Mississippi and back. Among its participants it has inspired hard work, dedication,
  • Monday, February, 20, 2012 A History: 100 Years of Maple Wood Flooring   At one time, maple hardwood floors were an essential part of everyday American life. They covered the floors of huge factories, schools and post offices, among myriad other uses. Business was...