The board of directors of the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) have entered into a agreement whereby the WFCA will manage the day-to-day operations of the FCIF.

The FCIF is dedicated to assist floor covering industry personnel who face catastrophic illness and extreme financial hardship. It is governed by a board of directors representing a broad base of industry leaders covering all aspects of the floor covering industry. Effective Jan. 1, WFCA takes on responsibilities previously handled by The Messersmith Group (TMG), a Sacramento-based management firm providing services to associations and foundations. The unique aspect of the pact is WFCA will provide management services without fee as an in-kind contribution to the foundation.

While WFCA will manage FCIF, each organization will retain its respective boards of directors and independence. Fundraising responsibilities will be assigned to a yet to-be- determined entity. WFCA veteran staff member Judy Marsh will function as executive administrator of FCIF.

The new address and telephone number for the FCIF is 2211 East Howell Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806, telephone (714) 634-0302. The web address is For further information regarding FCIF, telephone Judy Marsh at (714) 634-0302.