• Mid-Year Schedule

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  • Tuesday, October 10th Tuesday, October 10th

    Committee Meeting Day

    7:30 am – 4:00 pm

    8:00 am – 9:30 am
    CIM Task Force Meeting with breakfast (invite only)

    8:00 am – 9:30 am
    Attendee Breakfast

    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Committee Meeting
    Membership & Member Benefits

    11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Networking Lunch

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Committee Meeting
    Education & Training

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Successors Task Force Meeting
    (invite only)

    6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Taste of Columbus ($)

    This progressive event around German Village will begin at Copious, where you’ll have your own tasting flight of local Ohio craft beers. For your entrée, we’ll head over to Gresso’s Pub and Grill, where a buffet of pizza, chicken tenders, pierogis, and chips ‘n’ salsa await you. And of course, saving the best for last, coffee and a cream puff will be enjoyed at Schmidt’s for dessert. Cost is $52, which includes transportation and the above selections at each stop, including the beer flight at Copious. Additional beverages are available at Gresso’s Pub and Grill for purchase.

  • Wednesday, October 11th Wednesday, October 11th

    Tour Day

    8:00 am – 12:45 pm

    8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Board of Directors Meeting with Breakfast

    8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Attendee Breakfast

    10:30 am – Noon
    Associates Meeting

    This meeting is open to all associate members of the association.

    12:15 pm
    Depart for Nox and ROPPE Plants – box lunches on bus

    2:15 pm – 6:00 pm
    Optional Event – Nox and ROPPE plants (no charge)

    Leading Asian LVT manufacturer Nox Corp. opened their state-of-the-art LVT manufacturing facility in Fostoria, Ohio, in 2015, making Nox the first Asian manufacturer to operate its own LVT facility in the U.S. The new facility exemplifies Nox’s growing commitment to the U.S. market and to vertically integrated manufacturing. Among others, the primary benefit of the site includes an improved production process, resulting in shorter lead times and superior customer service. As the only OEM/ODM LVT plant in the U.S., Nox is able to cater to the specific design needs of various markets, allowing North American customers to have access to an array of quality products.

    Roppe Corporation, a leading commercial flooring manufacturer based in Fostoria, OH, produces a wide selection of rubber and vinyl wall base, tile, tread and accessories. Roppe’s Rubber and Vinyl flooring products are a great solution for many environments due to life cycle cost, durability, color and profile options.

    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Dinner – following tour at Findlay Golf Club

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  • Thursday, October 12th Thursday, October 12th

    Day of Education

    7:30 am – 4:30 pm

    7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Contractor Breakfast

    This breakfast is open to all contractors in attendance.

    7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Attendee Breakfast

    9:00 am – 9:30 am
    Opening Session

    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Educational Session #1
    Nasty Things on the Surface 

    Moderated by Don Styka – Tarkett

    In this panel-led session, presenters will showcase how they corrected flooring problems through project case studies and tricks of the trade. Panelists include Wilmer Pressel of Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services; David Stowell of HPS Shönox; Charlie Nielsen of MAPEI Corporation; Tony Dominguez, CIM, of GCP Applied Technologies; Ric Pleis of Floor Connection; and Tim Mullinax, CIM, of DCO Commercial Floors.

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Educational Session #2
    Problem Solving with the

    Associate members will each have three minutes to present a challenge they faced and the products or services they utilized to resolve the issue. You’ll hear from a number of different companies over the course of this session, so don’t miss out on valuable information!

    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    Successors-only Lunch with Guest Speaker

    A Career in the Flooring Industry
    A Success Story by Pat Kelly

    For those 40 and under. Guest speaker and discussion to follow networking time with your peers


    12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    Attendee Lunch

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Educational Session #3
    Behind Sustainability

    Presented by Rahul Dhavalikar – Roppe Holding Company

    Sustainability is the new black! We brought you the basics of sustainability during the 2017 Convention. Now we will delve deeper into what goes into becoming sustainable and why it should be important to not only manufacturers, but flooring contractors as well.

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Educational Session #4
    Communicating Your Scope

    Presented by: Wilmer Pressel – Inside Edge Commercial Interior Services

    In this session, we will talk about how to define and interpret a scope of work and how the defined scope gets communicated to the field properly. There are several aspects to consider and different phases to this communication, whether a sub-contractor is being used or the project is done by an in-house crew. Most important is that the customer gets what they expect when the job is done.

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Reception and Dinner

    Join FCICA at the courtyard fountain for drinks and experience the sights and sounds of Columbus, then make your way into the Congressional Ballroom for dinner and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.
    Dress is casual.

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