The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA) hosted its 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, “Discovering Flooring Issues of Today,” in Columbus, Ohio, October 10–12. The meeting offered attendees educational sessions, an opportunity to tour two area manufacturing plants, as well as time to network with commercial floor covering industry leaders.
“Looking from the outside in, I see it as an association that’s dedicated to educating their installers and contractors and having the manufacturers support that education,” said Jon Namba, FCI editorial director and industry consultant. “You see it as this at Mid-Year— there is no tabletop setting, there are no exhibits. It’s strictly education, yet you have a good number of attendees and great support from the manufacturers. They are here for the education and it’s a continual growing and trying to help out the industry.”