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April 29, 2016


Eleven members of Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) donated beautifully tiled benches to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana (BGCNWI) at Coverings 2016 in Chicago, IL.   

The participating companies included: Allison Eden Studios (booth #8113), Crossville, Inc. (booth #7306), Iconic Design Concepts (booth #8309), Interceramic (booth #7320), Lunada Bay Tile (booth #8000), Marazzi USA (booth #1201), Shenfeld Studio (booth #8115), StonePeak Ceramics (booth #7416), Vitromex (booth #7409), Wizard Enterprise (booth #8109), and Wonder Porcelain (booth #7709).

The Wedi bench forms used to make these benches were contributed by Wedi (booth #8351) and TCNA.

“We thank our members whose passion, generosity, artistry, and craftsmanship made these beautiful benches possible.” said Eric Astrachan, TCNA’s executive director. “We are very pleased to once again partner with Boys & Girls Clubs, and we are glad these benches will benefit their mission helping children in the local community.”

“We're so thankful for the talent and generosity of everyone involved with this,” said Anne Flannery, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. “We plan to auction these benches off at one of our signature events later this year, so that their impact can be magnified with the thousands of kids we serve throughout the region.”

During the show the benches were on display in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (#8111), where a donation ceremony was held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana:

Every child deserves the opportunity to be successful. Currently operating six Clubs in Lake County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana (BGCNWI) has been offering hope and opportunity to local youth since 1954 by providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow through life enhancing after-school and summer programming. With the support of highly trained professional staff and adult mentors, BGCNWI helps build great futures by offering fun, engaging and impactful programs to thousands of youth across the region ages 6 to 18. When schools are out, Clubs are in!

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, please visit

About TCNA:

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became TCNA in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to all of North America.

The Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry-consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

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Photo Credit:  Robb Cohen Photography & Videography