• FCICA announces Michael Lancaster is Bruce Newbrough Scholarship winner

    May 03, 2018
    FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the next recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.

    Michael Lancaster works for Master Craft Flooring, in Richmond Hill, GA. “[The Bruce Newbrough scholarship] will allow me to gain access to the knowledge to manage the various types of installations I am faced with, and take me to the next level in the flooring industry.”
    This scholarship, created in remembrance of Bruce Newbrough from ARDEX Americas, provides for the entire program costs associated with the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program including application, content, and assessment fees.
    Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year; the next scholarship opportunity will be awarded in July. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM.
    About the Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program
    The CIM program provides industry-specific training modules led by experts that speak from years of floor covering experience packaged with assessments to confirm the vast knowledge obtained. The program is completely online, allowing users to work at their own pace, on their own time. For more information about the CIM Program, go to www.fcica.com/CIM.
    About the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship
    The Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to floor covering Installation Managers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and excellence in proper substrate preparation and installation of floor covering. Bruce Newbrough, as ARDEX Director of Technical Services and later Applications Development, tirelessly utilized every opportunity to further his vision and passion for industry education and training on proper substrate preparation, all for the purpose of achieving successful installations. This is the foundation on which FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association was built and the reason that Bruce was a dedicated ambassador of this organization.
    FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Burma, Guam and Canada. For more information about FCICA: visit our website www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.


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