Dalton, Ga. -- Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) gathered at the Dalton Convention Center to brainstorm ways to solve the issue of lack of installation professionals.

“We're going to quit talking about it and as an industry we're going to show all other industries that when you come together you can fix the thing that is hurting you the most,” said Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association.

After sharing data from the independent research firm, The Blackstone Group, which conducted a study to quantify the scope and severity of the lack of installation professionals on the flooring industry’s sustainability and growth, Humphrey asked all attendees to sign a pledge to work with the FCLC to solve the issue.

“I challenge you. I beg you. I ask you to look forward and think about your legacy and say, ‘I will be a part of the solution,’” Humphrey said.

For more information, visit www.fclcouncil.org.