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Publishers’ Note

                           CFI and FCICA Unite to Host Convention and Trade Show
                           Certified Flooring Installers (CFI) and the Flooring Contractors Association
                           (FCICA) are partnering to host a combined convention and trade show, Sept. 20-22
                           at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. This event, which will commemorate
                           CFI’s 30th anniversary, brings together the leading organizations in the flooring
                           industry for full-line installers of carpet, hardwood, resilient, laminate, ceramic
                           tile and stone.

                           The CFI and FCICA Convention and Trade Show will provide a comprehensive
                           experience tailored to the needs of flooring industry professionals. Attendees can
                           look forward to a dynamic lineup of educational sessions, interactive workshops,  and engaging panel discussions led by industry specialists and business leaders.
                           The convention will cover emerging trends, best practices in installation
                           techniques, innovative technologies, sustainable flooring solutions, and business
                           growth strategies.

                           “We are thrilled to partner with FCICA to bring this convention and trade show
                           to the flooring industry,” said Steve Abernathy, COO of the World Floor Covering
                           Association (WFCA). “This event is designed to empower flooring professionals
                           by offering exceptional educational opportunities, showcasing the latest industry
                           innovations and fostering meaningful connections. We invite all of the flooring
                           industry to join us in Orlando for an enriching experience that will shape the
                           future of our industry.”

                           During the show, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest
                           products, tools and services offered by leading suppliers in the residential and
                           commercial segments. This access to innovative flooring materials, equipment
                           and technological innovations will equip professionals with the knowledge and
                           resources to excel in their day-to-day job responsibilities and meet the evolving
                           demands of the industry. Attendees will also have the chance to connect with
                           industry experts, establish new business relationships and share insights with
                           like-minded professionals.

                           Registration is now open, and early bird discounts are available until July 31. For
                           more information, and the detailed event schedule, visit

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                           NWFA Completes 68th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation
                           The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its
                           68th home in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring
                           Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds mortgage-
                           free, custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and
                           first responders. The 68th home dedication for Marine Corps Corporal & Police
                           Officer (Ret.) Sharif Muzayen took place in St. Mary’s, Ga. Flooring for the project
                           was donated by NWFA member Mullican Flooring.

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