INSTALL Adds Endorsers

St. Louis, MO, July 29-- Six manufacturers from the United States and Canada who learned more about the International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) during Surfaces 2004 have become formal endorsers of the training program. This recent influx of new alliance brings the total to 28 members - more than five times the number of mills and manufacturers were part of the alliance a year ago. The newest members of INSTALL are: D&D Manufacturing, Inc., FlashCove Pre-Fabricated Bases, Inc., Helmitin Adhesives, MAPEI, Inc., Taylor Tools, and Tek Stil Concepts, Inc. “Quality, professionalism and training go a long way in such a dynamically changing industry like ours. MAPEI builds its business around these three elements, and we are proud to support an organization like INSTALL, which shares the same philosophy,” said MAPEI’s Dave Hamilton, regional sales manager of Western Canada. INSTALL provides a multi-year classroom and on-the-job training program for floor covering installers throughout North America. The program was created through the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and is steered by a 12-member labor management committee. The goal of INSTALL is to improve the skills of professional installers, specifically in properly executing flooring specifications. “The involvement of major mills and manufacturers is crucial to the success of the INSTALL program,” said Jim Schmid, the INSTALL international director. “The ongoing counsel provided by technical and education experts at these organizations is what ensures that INSTALL is the most comprehensive and up-to-date training program available.” These six companies join the following mills and manufacturers as INSTALL partners: ARDEX, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Chicago Adhesive Products Company, Couristan, Desso Carpets USA, Inc., Dewey E. Taylor Flooring Consultants, Forbo Linoleum, J&J/Invision, Johnsonite, Milliken Carpet, The Mohawk Group, Orcon Corporation, Parabond, Pergo, Inc., Q.E.P. Company, Inc., Roberts Consolidated Industries, Shaw Industries, Inc., Southland Flooring Supplies, Sponge Cushion, Inc., Tarkett Commercial, Ulster North America, and W.F. Taylor Company For more information about INSTALL, contact Jim Schmid at 314-951-0999 or visit the INSTALL Web site at

Related Topics:Tarkett, Armstrong Flooring, Mohawk Industries, Couristan, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.