Home Latest News With $50K Donation, the Dixie Group Becomes Newest FCEF Sponsor
Home Latest News With $50K Donation, the Dixie Group Becomes Newest FCEF Sponsor

With $50K Donation, the Dixie Group Becomes Newest FCEF Sponsor

The Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) has added a new corporate sponsor to its list of partners providing ongoing financial support. The Dixie Group (TDG) recently donated its first $50,000 and will continue to support FCEF with financial contributions.

“We are proud to be doing our part to help the industry recruit and train the next generation of flooring installers,” stated Kennedy Frierson, vice president and COO of The Dixie Group. “We understand the challenges our industry faces with a shortage of professional installers and want to be a part of the solution.”

FCEF depends on corporate sponsors and individual donors to fund scholarships, program development and awareness campaigns. The foundation is actively growing training programs in technical colleges and within other groups across the nation. Its members are also working to spread awareness among young people and those looking for new career opportunities.

“Without the support of the entire industry, we won’t be able to make the large impact that is needed to really change the downward trend in flooring installation craftsmen,” stated Jim Aaron, executive director of FCEF. “Financial commitments like the one from TDG help us focus on solutions, knowing we can take action.”

TDG joins many other suppliers and buying groups in making a commitment to support FCEF’s efforts to find effective solutions and quickly get programs in place to start regrowing the population of flooring installers.

“We have a big awareness problem, and that’s not going to be fixed overnight,” Aaron added. “We have had some quick wins in the past year, but we still have an uphill battle ahead and we need all the support we can get.”

Individuals and businesses can support FCEF through monetary donations, training supply donations and by spreading awareness. To learn more about how to support FCEF, visit https://FCEF.org. For those interested in FCEF’s scholarships and programs, visit https://flooryourfuture.com to get started.

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