Washington D.C. (August 2019) – Members of the floorcovering industry’s leader in training and certification, INSTALL, have donated time and labor to several non-profits across the United States. This was a win-win scenario for apprentices to continue fine-tuning their skills on the job while providing non-profit organizations assistance in optimizing facilities.
Polished Concrete for The Wounded Warrior Project The new INSTALL concrete polishing training was put to the test as apprentices donated their time to help renovate The Wounded Warrior Project facility in Derry, NH. Instructors Eric Martinez, Brian Redshaw and Matt Attarian led the installation as apprentices learned how to prep and polish concrete flooring.
Hardwood Flooring for Ronald McDonald House On the other side of the country, INSTALL members installed new hardwood flooring for a Ronald McDonald House in Southern California. Ronald McDonald Houses are supported in many ways by the by the Carpenters Union across the USA.
Infection Control for Homeward Bound Commercial Floor Covering Services donated labor and materials to Homeward Bound, a charity organization in Brooklyn Park, MN that helps provide housing and 24-hour specialized nursing care for severely disabled residents. Due to the residents varying health concerns, INSTALL floor covering apprentices implemented Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) measures. ICRA saves lives by protecting patients from hospital acquired infections. Infections can be deadly to immunocompromised patients in occupied health care facilities during construction if care is not taken to control air flow, dust, mold and noise vibrations.
INSTALL is committed to increasing the flooring industry’s excellence while supporting local communities and organizations. With INSTALL certified installers, jobs are completed right the first time, reducing callbacks and headaches. To learn more about INSTALL visit https://installfloors.org/.
About INSTALL INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is an association of professionals representing the entire flooring industry: installers, contractors, manufacturers, associations and consultants. By bringing together stakeholders at every level of floor covering installation, INSTALL has the resources, capability and commitment to deliver work we can all take pride in. Rigorous standards, comprehensive training using manufacturer-directed curriculum, and the industries only free, extended and non-proprietary third party warranty on labor demonstrate our commitment to long-term value. For more on INSTALL, visit www.installfloors.org.
Washington, D.C. (November 2020) – The floorcovering installation industry is actively fighting the spread of COVID-19 and other healthcare-associated infection (HAIs) in major ways. This includes adopting Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) standards and protocols that help safeguard patients from...read more
Washington, D.C. (April 2020) – INSTALL and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) have announced key leadership changes within their executive leadership teams. Tom Flynn replaces Michael Capelli as...read more
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Washington D.C. (October 2019) – In 2016, INSTALL – the nation’s leader in floorcovering installation training and certification – partnered with Helmets to Hardhats to help veterans transitioning from military to civilian life and...read more
Washington D.C. (September 2019) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur each year in the United States, contributing to nearly...read more
Glassboro, NJ (May 2019) – The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the largest sources of construction jobs in the country, has adopted a fourth INSTALL specification into its...read more
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