Certified Installation Manager Scholarship Awarded

Certified Installation Manager Scholarship AwardedFCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc., is pleased to announce the recipient of the first Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship for 2017.

Mike Ellena from Hiller Commercial Floors in Rochester, Minnesota, received the first Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship for 2017. When asked why he wanted to become a Certified Installation Manager, Mr. Ellena responded,” I value the importance of the right product, substrate preparation, and correct installation for whomever it may concern.  I have been around flooring since 1998 and find a special pride involved with it.  I want to be a CIM because I believe GC’s, Supervisors, and Owners will better value any input I may have in regards to prep, product, and timelines.”

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 open in June. 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.

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