A work area at the new St. Louis Floorlayers Training Center

The St. Louis Floorlayers Local #1310 recently moved their Training Center (INSTALL) to a 24,000 square-foot area at the 169,000 square-foot St. Louis Regional Carpenters' Training Center in Affton, Mo.

Floorlayer apprentices and journeymen are instructed in carpet, hardwood, resilient and ceramic tile, each with their own shops, classrooms and tool rooms that average 2,500 to 3,000 square feet per craft area.

The Training Center presently instructs 370 floorlayer apprentices from Missouri and Southern Illinois. Additional areas will soon open for hardwood, a sand & finish shop, an assembly room and a 5,000 square-foot area for heated storage. The open house for the training center is set for February.