Organizers of the 14th Annual International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association Inc. (CFI) are preparing to meet, greet and educate its members Aug. 23-25 in Kansas City, Mo., during its 14th Annual Convention.

Kicking off the event is the World Floor Covering Association-sponsored (WFCA) Leadership Conference, followed by several installation workshops, and ending with “The CFI Professional” at NASCART indoor racing.

CFI Associate Members (manufacturers, distributors, retailers and associations) will lead the day’s activities on Friday, Aug. 24 with seminars and exhibits, followed by educational sessions presented by industry leaders.

The three-day event will conclude with additional educational opportunities, exhibits and sessions on Saturday, Aug. 25. The convention will wrap up with the presentation of the Charles R. Gress Award and the 50+ CFI Certification Jacket. The Gress Award, presented annually, recognizes installers for outstanding commitment and service in promoting quality flooring installation. The jackets are presented to installers who donate their time, money, expertise and knowledge during 50 or more events that promote CFI certification programs.

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