Floor Covering Leadership Council

The FCLC was established in 2015 as a coalition of flooring industry trade associations committed to identifying issue and developing solutions to the industry’s most pressing challenges. Currently, twelve associations support the FCLC including: American Floorcovering Alliance, Inc. (AFA), International Certified Flooring Installers Associations Inc. (CFI), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA), Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA), Natural Stone Institute (NSI), North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA), National Institute of Certified Floorcoverings Inspectors (NICFI), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), World Floor Covering Association (WFCA).

FCLC Reports on Installation Labor Force Research Initiative

Dalton, GA, July 19, 2018-Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) met in mid-April in Tampa, Florida, to hear preliminary results of the FCLC installation labor force research initiati...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-reports-on-installation-labor-force-re...

FCLC Commissions Research Initiative on Installation Crisis

LaGrange, GA, January 16, 2018-The Floor Covering Leadership Council has announced the commissioning of a strategic research initiative to lead the industry through the next phase of resolving the flo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-commissions-research-initiative-on-ins...

Floor Covering Leadership Council IDs Installation as Top Problem

Las Vegas, NV, February 7, 2017—The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) conducted its first meeting of 2017 on January 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada during The International Surfacing Event. Fou...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/floor-covering-leadership-council-ids-insta...

The flooring industry says education is key in closing the skills gap: Wood Cuts - 2017

By Brett Miller In May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report. The results were shocking: the unemployment rate was at its lowest level since 2009, y...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-flooring-industry-says-education-is-key...

FCLC Will Attempt to Quantify Impact of Installer Shortage

Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2018-Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) held their first meeting of 2018 on February 13, 2018 in Atlanta. At the meeting, FCLC members officially author...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-will-attempt-to-quantify-impact-of-ins...

Floor Covering Leadership Council Disbands

Dalton, GA, February 17, 2020-The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) members have voted to disband the organization, effective immediately.  In January 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/floor-covering-leadership-council-disbands-

FCLC Reports on Its Next Steps in Fighting Installation Crisis

Orlando, FL, November 13, 2017-The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), a coalition of 11 flooring industry trade associations, convened its annual fall meeting to address installation-the most v...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-reports-on-its-next-steps-in-fighting-...

FCLC Releases First Phase of Labor Study Findings

Dalton, GA, September 7, 2018-In August 2017, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-releases-first-phase-of-labor-study-fi...

FCLC Names Robert Blochinger as Chair

Orlando, FL, June 6, 2017-The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) elevated Robert Blochinger, president of the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors, as its new chair starting ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/fclc-names-robert-blochinger-as-chair

Floor Covering Leadership Council Works to Resolve Industry Hurdles

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Second Phase of Installation Crisis Study Released

Chicago, IL, December 14, 2018-In January 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm, The Blackstone Group, to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/second-phase-of-installation-crisis-study-r...

Details of FCLC Installation Summit Announced

Orlando, FL, July 18, 2017- Robert Blochinger, president, National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors and chairman of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), announced today that le...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/details-of-fclc-installation-summit-announc...

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 revea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/cfi-convention-attendees-hear-fcb2b-report-...

Robert Blochinger Discusses the Research on Installer Labor Shortages

December 18, 2018—Robert Blochinger, chairman of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), and Kemp Harr discuss the Blackstone research project which attempts to quantify the impact of the ...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-podcasts/robert-blochinger-discusses-the-rese...

WFCA Forms Education Fdn., Donates $1M to Fight Installation Shortage

Chattanooga, TN, December 13, 2019--At a press conference yesterday, the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announced the first ever industry-wide initiative, “We are Part of the Solution,&...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wfca-forms-education-foundation-donates-1m-...

Domotex USA: Deutsch Messe holds its U.S. debut in Atlanta, Georgia - Apr 2019

By Darius Helm and Beth Miller The inaugural Domotex USA show was held at Atlanta’s downtown convention center from February 28 to March 2, and it included the show itself-over 280 exhibitors ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/domotex-usa-deutsch-messe-holds-its-us-debu...

National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship Program Active in Florida

Neenah, WI, March 17, 2020-Robert Blochinger has been meeting with Job Corps Center in Miami and Job Corps Association in Washington, D.C. to present the National Flooring Contractors Apprenticeship P...
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