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Associations, buying groups bring training to the masses

by Matthew Spieler

(Second of two parts)

When it comes to keeping up with the latest trends, tools and techniques, industry associations and buying groups have become respected, go-to resources for people wanting to receive professional education and training—from selling to installing to general business practices.

Part 1 (FCNews, July 16/23) of this two-part feature looked at some of the educational offerings from major mills and trade shows. This time we concentrate on some of flooring’s main associations and buying groups. (Editor’s note: Due to its sponsorship of Surfaces, the World Floor Covering Association’s educational initiatives were included in Part 1.) Continue reading Associations, buying groups bring training to the masses