The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA), in cooperation with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc., has announced the July 2017 recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.
James Macdonald II from Commercial Flooring Professionals, Inc., received the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Scholarship for the second quarter of 2017. Macdonald has worked in the family business almost his entire life. He started the commercial division of M&Z Carpets after earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, with a minor in business administration, from Messiah College in 1991. He is now co-owner and CEO of Commercial Flooring Professionals, which spun off from M&Z in 2014. He and his wife, Joy, who is co-owner of CFP and also active in the business, have three adult children. They live in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, near the campus of their alma mater.
When asked why he wanted to become a Certified Installation Manager, Macdonald responded, “Our motto is ‘floors that work.’ At CFP, we want to always be learning what is necessary to make different floors work. The CIM program will help us recommend and install for our clients’ floors that do indeed work.”
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 August. 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 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, MI, is an international association organized to provide a unique network for problem solving, education and support, to enhance our members’ businesses and the flooring industry. Its vision is to be recognized by the floor covering design and construction industries as the commercial flooring contractors’ organization, providing the highest level of installation expertise, solutions and opportunities to network with industry experts. FCICA’s contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Burma, Guam and Canada. For more information about FCICA visit www.fcica.com or call (248) 661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.