Latest News

Arley Wholesale 10th annual tile and stone expo

April 16, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
SCRANTON,  PA -- Arley Wholesale, Inc., a family-owned, third-generation wholesale supplier of ceramic, porcelain, stone glass mosaic tiles and installation materials, will host its 10th Annual Arley Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Taking place at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, PA, the Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closing out a three-day celebration that includes the Arley Golf Classic on Monday.

Chuck Boettcher of Best Plumbing, Tile & Stone of Somers, NY, an Arley customer for many years who has attended this celebration since its inception, stated, "With the exception of one year, I've been to all of these Arley events. I wouldn't miss this once-a-year celebration for anything. Quite frankly, companies with showrooms such as ours can see great new tile and stone materials firsthand. We know that what is on display represents material we can easily obtain, and that the professionals at Arley have thoroughly checked out. The research Arley puts into these products saves us a lot of time and energy in making our selections. Over the years, we've come to trust Arley's judgment regarding products that are 'market-ready.'

Furthermore, we get the opportunity to meet with manufacturers one-on-one," Boettcher went on to say. "At larger trade events such as Surfaces or Coverings, these people are always mobbed and just don't have a lot of time to spend with companies such as ours. Arley provides a venue that allows us to get to know these suppliers at a higher level. And, because many of the guests from around the country work for companies not unlike ours, the networking aspect allows us to glean some worthwhile ideas from peers."

With 30-plus leading tile and stone manufacturers on site presenting over 100 individually labeled installed floorboards, over 100 concept boards, 70 grouted panel sets, multiple vignettes and much more, Arley Wholesale extends its invitation to store owners, architects, interior designers, specification professionals, builders and contractors looking to browse and specify the very latest styles and trends in tile and stone.

There are many benefits the Arley Wholesale Exposition offers that are very unique," said Stefano Rabaioli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Florim USA. "For example, at the larger shows in which we exhibit, many times customers and prospects come in to see prototypes we've brought. Whereas this is a necessary process, from the time they first see these offerings to the moment the final product is launched and then available, it can take more than just a few months. On the other hand, the Arley event allows us to showcase products that are in production, and in many cases, (along with all merchandising) also readily available. An added value is that we get to meet Arley's customers face-to-face, which gives us great insight as to what they want, what they need to sell these materials, and much more."

Scott Levy, Executive Vice President of Operations for Arley Wholesale has seen his firm's annual event become more and more helpful to its clientele each year. "Sure, we want to move product, and in doing so, drive revenue," he said. "Anyone would want that. However, we know that if we don't help our customers become more successful, if we don't give them highly researched great tile and stone materials, and back up those products with strong merchandising tools and marketing ideas, we all lose. We cannot allow that to happen. That's why our annual event offers them so many benefits and strategic ways to enhance their sales." 

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World August 2014 cover

2014 August

Check out the August issue of Stone World which features content about the MIA/Stone World Summit in Virginia and a sneak peek of TISE East.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Summer 2014 cover

2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

STONE STANDARD

Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How_To_Polish_&_Restore_Mar.gif
How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+