The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) will add the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association (CFI) under the WFCA umbrella and provide the infusion of capital necessary to continue and expand CFI’s installation training and certification programs, according to Scott Humphrey, WFCA's CEO.
“At the WFCA, our main purpose is to ensure the success and profitability of the specialty flooring dealer,” said Humphrey. “We recognize that it is our duty to identify and improve areas of our industry that touch the retailer and one vital way to do this is to ensure the future of professional installation."
WFCA and CFI are longtime partners with a relationship extending back more than two decades. According to Humphrey, WFCA has helped spread awareness of CFI's training programs and has funded hundreds of installation classes and workshops across the country.
“Where would we be without CFI and all of the blood, sweat and tears that the CFI leadership team and its members put into this vital field?" Humphrey asked. "For decades, we as an industry have stood on the sidelines and watched all of the professionals at CFI work their magic. I can’t begin to articulate my excitement about what we have in store with our new venture together with Robert Varden and his CFI team.”