Publisher's Note

Information is the key to competing in this fast-paced and highly competitive business environment. With so many new floor covering products being introduced each year, it is vital for you, the professional installer, to have instant access to the manufacturers, associations, training, and related services you will need to install these new products.

With this in mind, FCI is proud to announce our 2003 Directory and Buying Guide. This reference guide contains all the information you will need in one handy, easy-to-use package. Inside, you will find comprehensive listings of products, manufacturers, services, associations, inspection services and training, arranged alphabetically and sorted by category, making it as simple as possible to find any type of flooring related product, service or organization you need.

To complement this printed guide, the FCI directory will also be available online. The information is presented as a searchable database, which makes all the information you need available anywhere with Internet access.

Our goal for FCI is to keep you, the professional floor covering installer, on top of the latest trends in floor covering installation: the newest tools and techniques, and information on how to use them to improve your skills, increase your knowledge, and work more effectively.

Thank you for continued support and positive feedback. We hope this directory will make your job a little easier.

Dan Lipman