The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) held its annual fall meeting on August 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the Second Annual Installation Summit. The primary focus of the FCLC meeting was to hold a facilitated strategic planning session designed to prioritize objectives and confirm a plan of action for the coming year. Volunteer leaders and executive staff from eleven flooring associations participated in the meeting.
The industry leaders noted that they cannot solve the challenge of installation until the scope of the problem has been formally quantified and analyzed and thus identified its current mission as follows: Quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on industry sustainability and growth.
A comprehensive research project will be funded by the member associations of the FCLC designed to give a clear picture of the severity of the growing installation challenge and the level of resources ultimately needed to ensure long-term industry growth. An experienced research firm will be engaged to conduct the work. A task force comprised of FCLC member volunteers was appointed to develop the request for proposal and recommend the research firm. The research project will be completed in early 2018.
The Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) is currently made up of 13 associations – all dedicated to flooring. Its purpose is to identify issues and develop solutions that lead to the success of the floor covering industry and its professionals. The membership includes American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA); International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI); Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA); Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association (FCICA); Marble Institute of America (MIA); North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD); Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA); North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA); National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors (NICFI); National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA); National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA); Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI); and World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). For more information or to discuss membership guidelines, contact Robert Blochinger at 954-830-4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.