In light of John T. McGrath, Jr.'s retirement from his position as Executive Director of INSTALL, it is important to look back at the number of initiatives and accomplishments he and the INSTALL team have achieved for the year. The list includes training program expansions, standard updates, new alliances and resources available to those looking for a career in flooring installation. 

Read: INSTALL Increases Trainings and Expands Apprenticeship Program

INSTALL, the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, expanded its apprenticeship program to meet the industry’s increasing needs for more highly skilled installers.

Read: How Training and Trust Combine to Help Flooring Installers Grow in New Markets

John McGrath, executive director, INSTALL, provides a few tips on how to expand your business into new markets. 

Listen: INSTALL Updated Carpet Installment Standards: Part One

In the first episode of a three-part installment standards series, John McGrath, executive director, International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), walks us through the most recent changes to INSTALL’s carpet standards, why these changes are so important and what that means for the installer and the customer.

Listen: INSTALL Updated Resilient Installment Standards: Part Two

In the second episode of a three-part installment standards series, John McGrath, executive director, International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL), explains what has changed with the resilient category that has caused the need to make many changes to INSTALL’s standards that guide installers in a successful flooring installation.

Read: INSTALL Announces Updates to Resilient Flooring and Carpet Certification Standards

As the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, INSTALL announces recent updates and improvements to its resilient flooring and carpet certification standards. 

Read: INSTALL Reintroduces Hardwood Flooring Training

Continuing to expand its training offerings, INSTALL, the North American leader in floorcovering installation training and certification, recently presented a Hardwood Flooring Installation course at the Northwest Carpenters Institute (NWCI) in Burlington, Washington. 

Listen: INSTALL Apprenticeship Program Expansion

The International Standards & Training Alliance (INSTALL) is expanding its training and education programs. John McGrath, executive director, INSTALL, provides an update on the expansion, the organization’s recruitment efforts and how these programs benefit young people and military veterans as well as its plans for future training locations.

Read: INSTALL Announces New Alliance Partners, Floorcloud and Spec-Intel

INSTALL Alliance Partners work side by side with INSTALL to bring the best technical education, product expertise, and technology training to the flooring industry. Most recently, INSTALL has announced two new Alliance Partners, Floorcloud and Spec-Intel.

Listen: Military in Flooring: Helmets to Hardhats Helps Transitioning Veterans Find a Career in Flooring

John McGrath, executive director, INSTALL, speaks in depth on the Helmets to Hardhats program that places military veterans into a career in the trades. Bill Hart, U.S. Navy, joins the conversation to provide testimony as a program participant who quickly transitioned into flooring as a carpet installer with John’s help. Listen as both talk about the benefits and efficiency of the program.

Read: Proper Floor Covering Installation Training is Vital to the Industry

As the demand for flooring installers grows, so too does the importance of training to produce qualified professionals.