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NTCA membership program

The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) has partnered with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) to offer distributor members the opportunity to help encourage their contractor customers to become members of NTCA.  In doing so, CTDA will help increase professionalism of the industry and, of course, participation in industry events such as Total Solutions Plus (TSP).

Participating CTDA members will be asked to allow their order/sales desk and sales personnel to sign up contractors for the NTCA.  Your employees will process the application, collect the investment fee with check or credit card, explain the benefits of membership, and send the application to the NTCA for processing. Continue reading NTCA membership program

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NTCA elects Welch president

FCNews Volume 27/Number 12, October 22/29, 2012

JACKSON, MISS.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has elected Dan Welch, president of Welch Tile & Marble in Grand Rapids, Mich., as its next president. He will take the gavel from outgoing president Nyle Wadford at the NTCA Annual Meeting during Total Solutions Plus, which was taking place as FCNews went to press.

Wadford, president of Neuse Tile Service in Youngville, N.C., is in the process of finishing his two-year term as NTCA’s president. “With the support of his leadership, as well as the rest of the NTCA executive committee and board, the association has experienced record growth in one of the most challenging economic periods in recent history,” said Bart Bettiga, the association’s executive director.

“Meanwhile, Dan has already demonstrated his leadership and passion for the tile trade in many association programs,” he added. “One of his main contributions is his support of certification through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF). A major association effort is taking place to further develop certification and Dan is expected to be one of the champions of this initiative in his presidency.”

For more information on the NTCA, call 601.939.2071.

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Laticrete sponsors 2011 CTEF installer program

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has contributed as one of the top-sponsors or “Signature Level” partners for the 2011 Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) testing program. In addition to financial support, Laticrete will make material donations for specific CTEF host testing sites, as well as making Laticrete technical sales representatives available in each region as the installer testing program makes it way around the country. The CTEF provides the only certified tile installer program with a nationally recognized set of standards that includes testing the hands-on skills of each end-user along with a written evaluation to produce a verifiable CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI). Continue reading Laticrete sponsors 2011 CTEF installer program