Technical and education representatives from Forbo Linoleum are working with INSTALL instructors to implement a training partnership focusing on Forbo's Associate Mechanic certification program. With this partnership, INSTALL will be able to offer apprentices who successfully complete INSTALL's four-year training the ability to take Forbo's Associate Mechanic certification test.

In another development, INSTALL is pleased to welcome Mannington and All Purpose Adhesive Co. (APAC) to the fold. These new members closely follow six mills and manufacturers in the United States and Canada that recently became alliance partners. This recent influx brings the total to 30 members, which is six times the number of mills and manufacturers which were part of the alliance a little over a year ago, according to INSTALL.