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Grand opening of CFI Texas facility to coincide with 2015 convention

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 3.57.41 PMDallas—The International Certified Flooring Installers Association’s (CFI) new training facility in Forney, Texas, will be fully staffed and operational coinciding with the 2015 CFI Convention, scheduled for Nov. 12-14 here. Classes at the facility will commence Sept. 29.

This year’s convention will feature extensive daily installation seminars and hands-on workshops taught by leading industry professionals as well as numerous networking opportunities.

The new CFI Training School will provide long- and short-term training programs in every category of flooring for students at all levels including R1C1 courses in carpet certification and new one-week advanced commercial installation workshops.

“By this time next year I am confident that our industry will be feeling the positive effects of the changes that the teams at CFI and WFCA (World Floor Covering Association) have been carefully orchestrating behind the scenes,” said Scott Humphrey, CEO, WFCA, which recently became the parent company of CFI. “The enhanced CFI Convention and our new training facility are just a few pieces of a larger plan that we will be rolling out to solve a critical issue in our industry.”

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CFI offers certification, workshops at TISE

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 3.52.40 PMKansas City, Missouri—The International Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) will offer CFI certification and host workshops at The International Surfaces Event (TISE) being held Jan. 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The focus of the workshops is presenting an opportunity to achieve installation excellence and exceptional customer service. CFI Certification is available for those who successfully complete the course, which requires two days and a minimum of two years experience in the installation trade.

The CFI Woven and Patterned Carpet Workshop agenda shares demonstrations and hands-on instruction for residential and commercial carpet applications, while the CFI Resilient Workshop presents safety and product information as well as LVT flooring installation techniques.

Registration is available at www.tisewest.com. The cost is $495 for the training and CFI Certification and $295 for verified WFCA members.