Green Apple Comments On Recent FCIIC Meeting Agenda

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The flooring supplier has been assessing the recent topics covered by the Flooring Covering Industry Issues Council at their bi-annual meeting in Chicago.

“Every company wants to remain competitive, but the fact is, we need to protect the interests of the industry as a whole" - Green Apple representative

Participants from important trade associations recently attended a summit in the US on April 16th to discuss key issues affecting the flooring sector. Members of the FCIIC table have been meeting twice a year for nearly 20 years to share information and address industry issues.

Shortly after the meeting took place, the FCIIC sent out a press release detailing the topics that were covered by members. High on the agenda was the importance of sticking together to develop closer ties between different segments of the industry.     

In fact, John Lessick, Chairman of the National Wood Flooring Association, was the first to admit that the flooring industry has had its fair share of difficulties during the recent economic crisis. However, he went on to suggest that “by continuing to work together”, the work of other members will “strengthen the entire flooring industry” and “improve the effectiveness of our organisations”.

The team at Green Apple are encouraged by the news that such a prolific trade organisation is keen to see greater unity amongst floor manufacturers and traders.

“Every company wants to remain competitive, but the fact is, we need to protect the interests of the industry as a whole if each of our businesses are to continue to thrive,” says a representative from the UK-based flooring retailer. “It’s heartening to hear that the FCIIC is promoting an attitude of ‘togetherness’ between businesses and trade associations and we hope that opening up communication between all organisations will lead to increased opportunities and further profitability throughout the entire sector.”

The FCIIC has also announced that it will be working to push through a new, highly-anticipated carpet installation standard, the introduction of which has been partly funded by the Wood Floor Covering Association. The standard is expected to come into practice by the first quarter of 2014.

Green Apple Flooring supplies an extensive range of solid wood, engineered and laminate flooring to the UK. The company is proud to stock flooring and maintenance products from some of the best-known flooring brands in Europe, including Quickstep and Elka, at extremely competitive prices, and offers free delivery on large orders. Visit the company’s website for more information or call 0-800-002-9525 to speak to a member of staff directly.

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