The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) sponsored CFI's Leadership Conference. Afterwards, educational seminars were presented on myriad installation topics, from laminate to carpet, as well as different technologies. A clutch of business seminars were also given.
The Charles R. Gress Award, presented annually to those members who strive to further the cause of the CFI and professional installation, was given to: John Shofner, president of CFI's Louisville, Ky., chapter; Bruce Gentry, Mohawk Commercial, Technical Services Dept.; Ken Brown, Shaw Technical Services; Tommy Gentry, print manager for Shaw Design Origins; and Steve Gentry, director of Field Services, Mohawk Commercial.