FCLC holds Flooring Executive Summit

The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) hosted a Flooring Executive Summit on March 12, 2019 at the Dalton Convention Center.  Scott Humphrey, FCLC member, and Kathi Rose, The Blackstone Group, updated the group on the labor shortage challenge, presented the research collected by the Blackstone Group and asked for signed pledges to collaborate on taking the industry […]

FCLC Chairman Blochinger presented at the National Job Corps Conference

NICFI president and Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) chairman Robert Blochinger presented findings from the recently completed FCLC Research Initiative on the Current and Future State of the Floor Covering Industry Labor Force at the National Job Corps Conference, in Washington DC on March 28, 2019. National Job Corps executive director Gregory Roberts, and approximately […]

FCLC Sponsors Presentation at Domotex USA on the Current State of the Flooring Installer Labor Force

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative component focused on businesses that […]

FCLC RESEARCH ASSESSES FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF INSTALLATION LABOR SHORTAGE

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. A Chicago-based research firm, The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative component […]

FCLC RESEARCH ASSESSES PERCEPTIONS OF INSTALLATION LABOR SHORTAGES

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. A Chicago-based research firm, The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative components […]

FCLC RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS MOTIVATIONS AND BARRIERS OF FLOORING INSTALLATION AS A CAREER

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. A Chicago-based research firm, The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative components […]

FCLC RESEARCH SHEDS LIGHT ON THE INSTALLATION WORKFORCE

In January, 2018, the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) commissioned an independent research firm to conduct a multi-phase study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. A Chicago-based research firm, The Blackstone Group Inc., was contracted to conduct the research, whose quantitative components […]

FCLC Releases First Phase Of Installation Research Findings

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 of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth. Chicago-based research firm, Blackstone Group, was contracted to conduct the research which focused on businesses that purchased […]

FCLC’s Installation Research Project is producing valuable insights

Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) united on April 13, 2018, in Tampa, Florida, to hear preliminary results of the FCLC installation labor force research initiative currently being conducted by The Blackstone Group Inc., a Chicago-based research firm. The initiative will provide an in-depth look at the current and future state of the […]

FCLC FAST TRACKS INSTALLATION RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) held their first meeting of 2018 on February 13 in Atlanta. At the meeting, FCLC members officially authorized the launch of an installation research initiative utilizing Chicago-based research firm, Blackstone Group, to take an in-depth look at the current and future state of the flooring covering industry […]