Whether it’s finding qualified labor or retaining the qualified labor you’ve found, our industry has long dealt with a shortage that has in turn impacted the jobs we can take on, our productivity and our bottom lines.
Eight years ago, we started the FCI Installation Awards. What started as just that—a simple way to showcase the range of talent across categories in the floor covering installation industry—has since grown to become so much more; a platform that not only amplifies the talent within our industry, but attracts and inspires those outside of it.
The coronavirus has presented our industry with several never-before-seen challenges and roadblocks, but we’ve done what we can to quickly regroup, readjust and reconfigure in order to move our industry forward as best we can.
The past few months have been challenging, and with the potential threat of a second wave of the coronavirus looming, there is good reason to remain cautious. But as the industry moves forward, those that I’ve spoken to—myself included—are doing so with optimism, excitement and preparedness.