Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance kicked off its virtual annual conference this week, “The Impact of One.”
“Working together during the pandemic has amplified the importance of the flooring network,” said Fuse Alliance Executive Director Geoff Gordon. “We had our conference in Palm Dessert a year ago. A week later, we were shut down from COVID-19 and our worlds were turned upside down. I’ve never seen the network come together like we have in this past year.”
In a year of manufacturing consolidation and dealer consolidation, the group has grown—close to doubling in size since 2016.
“We had the largest group of new members join in one year, and I think it was the volatility of the industry,” Gordon said, as companies continue to look for guidance about how to cope with COVID-19 in the office and on the job site.
New Fuse alliance members include: Braid Flooring & Window Fashions, Commercial Flooring Resources, Commercial Interior Contractors, Contractors Tiles Plus, David Allen Company, Genesis Flooring Systems, Mike’s Custom Flooring, Ralph N. Smith, Sonata Group, Sustainable Floor Installation, and Wilson Floor Covering, .
The Fuse Alliance also gained three new board of directors this year: Janelle Dockery, executive vice president, Golden State Contract Flooring in San Francisco; Scott Garmon, president, Garmon & Company Commercial Flooring in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Keith Chesnut, buyer, Fromkin Brothers, Inc., in Edison, N.J.
For more information, visit fusealliance.com.