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NTCA To Participate In Installation Summit 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016  
Posted by: Rainee Scott
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The National Tile Contractors Association is proud to be participating in the first annual Installation Summit of the flooring industry. The Installation Summit will provide a forum for discussing the key issues surrounding installation of flooring, stone and tile products -- bringing together the best of the industry's varied market segments to find solutions to problems faced by the flooring installation industry as a whole.

The Installation Summit will feature a Town Hall question-and-answer panel, featuring industry veterans such as Keith Campbell of Mannington, Tom Lape of Mohawk, Mike Welch of EJ Welch, Fred Williamson of Starnet, Tom Cartmell of the Blakley Corporation, Jon Namba of BNP, and more -- moderated by Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association. This panel will be followed by breakout sessions by product segment, including stone and tile.

Topics covered will include the shortage of qualified installers, both in the tile industry and other flooring categories, and finding ways to recruit or encourage young people to learn more about these trades, including further development of apprenticeship programs. Also on the agenda is a session on the deterioration of installation quality, and ideas on how companies and associations can collaborate on training and certification programs for the best return on investment.

The Installation Summit 2016 will be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas on August 2-3, 2016. Attendance is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Bart Bettiga of NTCA at bart@tile-assn.com.