Shaw Learning Academy, the training arm of Shaw Industries, said that flooring professionals who completed the company’s Floor Tech class in the last three years have increased their sales volume by more than 20 percent. The course remains one of Shaw’s most popular offerings, according to the company.

Floor Tech is an intensive three-day course designed to explore better business practices, improve product knowledge and engage in discussion about the industry. The class also includes tours of several mills and hands-on experience.

At least one student has seen a difference since taking the course. “I’ve been rather successful since going through Floor Tech in February,” said Ahnna Bradford of Heartland Granite and Flooring in Elizabethtown, Ky. “My knowledge of products has greatly increased and, as a result, I feel more confident on the sales floor.”

Added Brandon Moreau of Brazos Valley Carpet Outlet in College Station, Texas: “Because of Floor Tech, my product knowledge has strengthened and I can carry educated, comfortable conversations about flooring with consumers.”

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