CTEF Holding Online Auction to Offset Financial Loss Due to COVID

Pendleton, SC, September 23, 2020-CTEF, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, has organized an online auction to take place in October to raise funds in support of its mission, which the COVID-19 pandemic has severely threatened.

The CTEF aims to improve the tile industry through installer certification, education, training, and participation in the development of nationally recognized standards and methods. During normal times, CTEF generates income through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees. All events since March 2020 have been suspended, to be rescheduled once conditions are safer.

The CTEF online auction takes place from October 21 at noon until October 26 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and includes over 50 items of particular relevance to tile installation professionals. Donated by tile and stone industry supporters, suppliers and manufacturers, these items include among others:

* Tools such as mixers, saws, trowels, floats, sponges and knee pads

* Materials such as tile, GPTP, backer board, underlayment, mortar, and grout

* Flooring products

Those interested in participating in the online auction can do so via their computer, via text, or by contacting Cathey McAlister at CTEF. The first step is to register at www.accelevents.com/e/cathey.