Welcome to FCI's Podcast page. You've read FCI; now it's time to listen. On the job, in the car, or at the end of the day, FCI's podcast channel provides you with industry news and engaging interviews geared toward residential and commercial installers, contractors, distributors and retailers. Whether you listen directly online or download these podcasts to your mobile phone, FCI is committed to providing you with the same excellent content.
In today’s digital exclusive, listen to a Q&A with Jon Namba, editorial director of FCI, as he shares his perspective on the skilled installation labor deficit and how to take matters into your own hands. A print version of this interview will appear in the September issue.
Larry Leavitt, Dillabaugh’s Flooring America, Boise, Idaho, discusses the Boise market. Leavitt also talks about new products, his views of how the market will evolve in the years to come and how he will react to it as he describes the installation situation in Boise and the shortage of younger installers.
FCIspoke with John McGrath, director of INSTALL (International Standards & Training Alliance), about the group's recent certification review at its training center in Las Vegas, its plans to expand the program and its mission in the industry.
FCI recently sat down with members of the NAFCD Executive Committee at the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors/North American Building Material Distribution Association conference in Orlando, Fla., to discuss the event. Committee members interviewed include George Roth, president-elect; Craig Folven, vp; Scott Rozmus and Mary Catherine Bruce, directors; and Michelle Miller, NAFCD exec. dir.
For our inaugural podcast, listen to a short interview with FCICA Chairman Gerry Swift, conducted by FCI Editor Michael Chmielecki. Swift talks about the recent 30th anniversary FCICA convention, the renewed focus of the flooring contractors group and its partnership with Starnet.