CFI prepares to celebrate 25 years at Convention

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Forney, Texas—This year, Certified Floor Covering Installers Association (CFI) is celebrating over a quarter century of bringing talent, products, tools, techniques and training together at its annual convention. The showcase, which draws professionals from across the globe, will take place Aug. 15-17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The annual CFI Convention has been drawing crowds and showcasing the best the industry has to offer since the early ‘90s. This year’s keynote speaker is Josh McGinnis, renowned business coach and consultant from Unlock Your Biz. McGinnis will be sharing business insights and growth strategies with the crowd, Aug. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Following are a few of the items planned for this year’s show:

  • “Practical Leadership—Your Key to Success,” Scott Humphrey, WFCA
    Humphrey will be sharing practical advice on how you can energize the leader within you and positively influence the performance of your entire team. He will share how he has used his leadership influence to positively impact the WFCA and the flooring industry, touch on leadership traits that impact you both personally and professionally, share real life scenarios of those who have taken on the challenge of leadership and succeeded, and then show you how to apply their principles and success to your situation.
  • “Steps to Successful Installation,” Don Styka, Tarkett
    Presenting how to select the best product given the site and environment, site conditions, pre-installation moisture testing, product acclimation, subfloor prep, adhesive selection, installation, floor protection, and initial maintenance.
  • “Commercial Made Easy,” Rod Von Busch and Roland Thompson, CFI
    The class will cover tips and best practices for establishing a good working environment on large commercial job sites. Speakers will focus on how to defend your portion of the schedule and building relationships with the people that matter. ​
  • “Industry Requirements: Fair or Unrealistic?” Paul Pleshek, NAFCT
    Presentation will provide an overview of some of the more controversial requirements of installers, a discussion about whether the requirements are reasonable and if not, what needs to be done to change them.
  • “Tools of the Industry,” Corey Dickerson, Tools 4 Flooring
    Will be discussing some of the new and innovative tools on the market from prep, to installations, to finishing. Tools from Wolff, Bullet, D-Cut, FastneMasters, DeWalt, and much more will be presented.

Over the past 25 years thousands of companies have recognized the CFI Convention as the perfect platform to launch new products, services and make new business connections. All companies interested in hosting a seminar or being a part of the Associate Showcase can contact CFI now at 816.231.4646.

To register for the convention, visit Additionally, CFI has secured a room block with discounted rates that are locked in for a limited time at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Information can be found using the link above.

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