Taylor Time Live (March 15/11:30 to Noon EST) will explore causes and solutions to the biggest challenge facing the flooring installation industry today. In this episode, we’ll look at recruiting, training, wages, compensation, inflation and other factors impacting the labor shortage in floor installation. Guest expert insiders include Jon Namba and Jim Aaron.

Jon Namba, of Namba Services, Inc., specializes in moisture testing, inspection, training and installation of resilient, laminate and hardwood flooring. Jon is a frequent speaker and recognized expert installer, with years of experience hiring and managing installation crews and knows the installer shortage well. He is also an editorial director for Floor Covering Installer magazine.

Jim Aaron is the executive director of the Floor Covering Education Foundation. The mission of the FCEF is to eliminate the crisis to the floor covering industry caused by the lack of qualified and trained installers. Prior to his appointment to FCEF, Aaron was VP of merchandising at Carpet One Floor & Home. Jim has led the charge for over a year in his present role and has met with virtually every leader in the industry to develop solutions to this crisis. 

Also joining for the “What’s in the News” segment is Kim Wahlgren, editor of Wood Floor Business. Seth Gladden, director of marketing for Taylor, is the host for Taylor Time Live.

Viewers may join here or on the Taylor Adhesives YouTube Channel.

Viewers may text questions to (833) 996-3069 during the show.