National Association of Floor Covering Technicians to Provide Training
Gray Court, SC, October 6, 2020--Today, the newly formed National Association of Floor Covering Technicians (NAFCT) announces its development of a trade association, comprised of technical flooring professionals, with a common goal to improve the flooring industry through training. NAFCT is focused solely on continuously working to provide a solution to the installation shortage the industry has been experiencing. With future-focused training, NAFCT will be working with industry experts, manufacturers and other flooring associations to provide advanced and affordable hands-on training, locally to the installer.
In January 2021, NAFCT will be launching specific training segments, compiled with key industry partners and manufacturers.
The National Association of Flooring Covering Technicians, a new, non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association, developed with the purpose to improve the flooring industry by partnering with industry experts, manufacturers, and other flooring associations to provide accessible, affordable, advanced training and certification programs. Co-founders, Sonny Callaham and Paul Pleshek, have extensive knowledge and experience within the flooring industry. Both flooring professionals have served on many committees and Board of Directors for first-class organizations, such as NWFA, FCICA, NICFI, CFI and IICRC. These flooring organizations and others are working tirelessly to improve the industry and combat installation shortage. All have run into the same hurdle-costs. The costs of attendance, travel, continuing education, membership, etc. have come to a point where too many small businesses or single operators cannot afford to attend. Manufacturers within the flooring industry have been ardent supporters of such organizations, as well as implementing their own training programs to further educate their end-users. However, due to logistics, liability, and lack of multiple category trainings, manufacturers commonly do not offer certification. NAFCT was developed to assist in bridging this gap and bringing low, no-cost structured certified trainings directly to the installer.
Understanding the value and driven by the need of this training assistance program, NAFCT has begun to establish strong partnerships with key flooring manufacturers. Some of the founding members include Ardex Americas, Divergent Adhesives, H.B. Fuller, Laticrete International, Inc., Loba-Wakol, Mapei Corporation, Novalis Innovative Flooring, Roppe Holding Company, Schönox HPS North America, Uzin Utz North America, Inc., and Wagner Meters. NAFCT is looking for a diverse, robust program and welcoming companies to be a significant part of this noble initiative. Visit NAFCT.com to learn more.