Install & United Brotherhood of Carpenters Partner for Conference

Glassboro, NJ, August 16, 2018-Install spearheaded a leadership conference in conjunction with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Interior/Exterior Systems division, from June 25 to 27.

The conference entailed three days immersed in exploring how education, training and certification can make a difference with a focus on how labor, management and manufacturers can work together to eliminate industry issues. Through workshops, events and thoughtful collaboration, Install has identified key initiatives to combat the flooring industry’s biggest challenges head on.

Expansion: Helping contractors expand into untapped markets

In 2018 and beyond, Install is looking for contractor partners to open new offices in four target geographic areas of building construction growth-the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Texas. Debuting at the conference, the Install Expansion Partnership Program is a proven method of collaboration with flooring contractors to grow their business in new territories. Install can help contractors expand business to growing construction markets by recruiting a local labor force, providing training and certification, and helping to gain market share through its network of Install Partners.

Recruitment and Retention: Labor recruitment on steroids

Three programs were showcased at the conference, reinforcing Install’s strong resources for recruiting and retaining a diverse next-generation into the construction industry: Career Connections, designed to help high school teachers introduce students to a career in construction; Sisters in the Brotherhood, which strives to bring more women into the industry through jobsite and leadership skills training; and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), which has partnered with INSTALL since 2016 to bring more veterans on the job in the flooring industry. 

Quality Training: Demonstrated through the Install Olympics

In a first-time event, champions from each of the Five Districts of the Carpenters Union in the United States and Canada competed in a timed skills installation. The resilient flooring competition required the installers to pattern-scribe a challenging flash cove linoleum installation. Additionally each installer had to heat weld a vinyl sheet seam. Independent industry experts served as judges. The judging criteria stressed speed and compliance to manufacturer’s specifications. Ryan Altic, a representative from the Florida Regional Council won the competition for his skill and expertise, which stem from his experience in Install training and certification programs. 

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