CFI Convention Attendees Hear fcB2B Report on Installation Crisis

Forney, TX, September 5, 2018-The 2018 CFI Convention took place August 15 to 17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

One of year’s speakers was Phil Zolan of fcB2B, who revealed some news on the “Installation Crisis: Research Project.” Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned this independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. According to Zolan, not only is the problem real, but its financial impact on the industry is significantly more than previously understood. Further details of the study will be released over the next few months.

Several awards were given out at this year’s show including: The Charlie Gress Award--Jen Zurn CFI Installer #15286 in Slinger, Wisconsin and John Stover CFI Installer #14 in Warren, Michigan; the R. Christopher Davis award--Don Styka, CFI Master Installer #383; and the CFI 25 Training Pin--George Johnson III, CFI Installer #8181 in Springfield, Virginia.

CFI also cumulatively raised over $6,000 through raffles and auctions on site. The proceeds of these fundraisers were split between the Buckhardt Memorial Foundation and the Floor Covering Industry Foundation. 

The next CFI Convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas at the La Cantera Resort and Spa on August 21 to 23, 2019. For more information, please visit Registration will open in October 2018.

Related Topics:Floor Covering Leadership Council