The World Floor Covering Association has announced the dates and locations of the 2000 Regional Installation Contests. Regional contest winners will be flown to Las Vegas from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2001 to compete in the National Installation Contest held during Surfaces 2001. Airfare and hotel will be covered by the WFCA.

Each of the eight regional contests will include both carpet and resilient competitions. Contestants will be judged in three areas: a written exam, repair work, and a hands-on project.

Contest dates and locations are listed below. For more information, or to receive a contest application, telephone the WFCA at (800) 624-6880.

2000 Regional Installation Contests:

Southwest – Phoenix, Aug. 18-19. Includes Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. Send or fax application to: Jim Straley, Arizona Floor Covering Association, 8542 North Farview Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258; phone (480) 596-9076 or fax (480) 596-9802.

Middle America – Kansas City, MO, Aug. 25-26. Includes Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. Send or fax application to: Tom Jennings, c/o Bud Jennings Carpet One, 2851 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66046; phone (785) 843-9090 or fax (785) 843-9016.

Northeast – Salem, NJ, Sept. 15-16. Includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermint, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Michigan. Send or fax application to: J.R. Harris, Maryland State FCA, c/o Waldorf Carpet One, 3670 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf MD, 20604; phone (301) 870-8914 or fax (301) 870-8940.

Upper Midwest – Omaha, NE, Sept. 29-30. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. Send or fax application to: Arlon Miller, Nebraska-Iowa FCA, 3909 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131; phone (402) 346-4900 or fax (402) 346-8057.

Southeast – Batesburg-Leesville, SC, Oct. 6-7. Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Send or fax application to: Walter Hallman, South Carolina FCA, c/o Kerr Home Center, 348 E. Columbia Ave/ P.O. Box 3508, Leesville, SC 29070; phone (803) 532-2294 or fax (803) 532-2294.

Northwest – Vancouver, WA, Oct. 13-14. Includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, British Columbia, and Alberta. Send or fax application to: Jerry Van Scoy, Associated FCC, 13807 SE McLoughlin #608, Portland, OR 97222; phone (503) 760-5109 or fax (503) 762-2977.

Southeast 2 – Atlanta, Oct. 27-28. Includes Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Send or fax application to: Wendell Prescott, Atlanta Floor Covering Association, c/o Bell Carpet Galleries, 6223 Roswell Rd., Atlanta GA, 30328; phone (404) 255-2431 or fax (404) 252-9219.

West Coast – Sacramento, Nov. 3-4. Includes California, Nevada and Hawaii. Send or fax application to: Charlotte Stuart, Sacramento Valley FCA, 6343 – 35th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95824; phone (916) 453-1680 or fax (916) 453-1680.

For any additional information, contact Technical Services Director Dick Bray at the WFCA at (800) 624-6880.