Hall of Fame
The MFMA honors those members, past and present, who have made a lasting impact on the maple flooring industry. Inductees into the MFMA Hall of Fame have accomplishments ranging from founding mills to educating architects and specifiers to developing innovative milling and installation techniques. These outstanding members helped the MFMA become the recognized leader in quality product and technical expertise, and their legacy lives on in the work the association does today.
Born February 12, 1867, in Neulobitz, Pomerania, Germany, Albert came to the U.S. in 1883 at the age of 16 and located in Detroit.
Upon graduation from Harvard, Allen took over the business from his father in 1929, and began his tenure as Harris Manufacturing Company's chief executive officer.
In 1961 Bruce Stalker opened Stalker and Sons Sanding in New London WI.
Applying his plant production experience with his business training, Carl quickly moved into the company sales area with great passion building customer and architect relationships.
In 1939 Ed and Carl started a tool and die business in the families garage near Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Andy's first exposure to flooring was with A.L. Jackson Co., in Chicago, who installed many of the floors in the Chicago World's Fair-The Century of Progress-which opened in 1933.
Dan graduated from Bessemer High School in 1968 and spent a year at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI, before going to work as a cable TV installer in his hometown of Bessemer, Michigan.
During Doug's early years in the business, two factors helped shape his success: playing football for Ohio State University (lettering in 1962 – 1964) working under Woody Hayes to further his strong competitive spirit and sense of team play; and beginning his flooring career working for 3M selling Tartan gymnasium floors.
Carl and Ed co-designed and developed the Powernail Powercleate and the Model 45 Powernailer. The first patents were issued in 1955 and these products revolutionized the hardwood flooring industry, reducing time and cost for hardwood flooring installations.