CFI's 11th convention was held July 28-31 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga. The location was selected because of its proximity to Dalton, Ga., CFI says. On July 28, members toured the Mohawk - Durkan printed carpet facility and the Shaw woven, attached cushion and coating plants, as well as Shaw's technical lab.

The convention proper included an opening WFCA-sponsored Leadership Conference, a welcome reception, multiple educational conferences and sessions, touring of associates' booths, and -- a highlight of the convention - the Associate Day Educational Seminars where associates shared new ideas with the installers.