Robert Blochinger, president of National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors (CFI) and chairman of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC), recently announced that leaders from across the flooring industry will convene at the second Installation Summit in Orlando, Fla. Retail owners, executives, and other key personnel will meet on August 16 to discuss the installation crisis affecting the industry, progress made since leaders began addressing the problem, and methods for furthering that progress.

The meeting will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando just prior to the 2017 CFI Convention.

“The FCLC, together with organizations including Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, have made great strides over the past two years in our efforts to resolve the installation crisis that touches everyone in our industry both domestically as well as internationally,” said Blochinger. “When we formed FCLC we worked together with leaders from all sectors of the business to identify the hurdles that are preventing growth and success in our industry. Installation shortage was the leader of the pack.” 

Blochinger said the industry associations have set forth initiatives designed to tackle the issue. 

“I am very pleased to inform you that our efforts are having a significant impact,” Blochinger said. “This is proof that when we work together to resolve the problems that each of us as business people face, we can move mountains.”

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