Mid-Year Meeting 2020: Connecting the Flooring Community

FCICA's first virtual Mid-Year Meeting, FCICA: Connecting the Flooring Community - Tuesday - Wednesday, October 20 - 21, 2020

Opening keynote from James Lesslie, Engineered Floors, 5 educational sessions and 10 associate presentations:

  • Keynote - Welcome to Mid-Year Meeting 2020, FCICA: Connecting the Flooring Community / Opening Keynote 'Commercial Business Overview', James Lesslie, President of the Commercial Division of Engineered Floors, sponsored by MAPEI Corporation
  • Prevent Concrete Moisture from Ruining Your Next JobPresented by Heather Ruhl, Training Program Manager, H.B. Fuller
  • Educational Session: Managing Jobsite Risks, Presented by Don Styka, CIM, Director of Field Services, Tarkett and Mike Pigeon, CIM, Operations Manager/Vice President, Floor Connection 
  • Educational Session: COVID 19 and Contractor Liability Issues, Presented by Sloan Bailey, Esq. and Paul Pfeilschiefter, Esq. Bailey Law Parnters, LLP 
  • We're Not Afraid of The Deep End - NC 890 HYDROPATCH 100% RH Patching CompoundPresented by Jim Muggleton, Uzin Classic Product Manager and Petras Kruopys, Head of R&D and QC, Uzin Utz North America
  • Today's Mortar Technology Designed to Simplify and Consolidate Product Selection, Presented by Brian Pistulka, Product Manager, Tile and Stone Installation System, MAPEI Corporation
  • Educational Session: Distribution Challenges During the COVID-19 PandemicPresented by Bill Mabeus, Executive VP of Fishman Flooring Solutions
  • Educational Session: Basic Chemistry of AdhesivesPresented by Jeff Johnson, FCIS Product Manager, MAPEI Corporation
  • Adjusting to the New Norm. Are You Prepared? Presented by Seth Pevarnik, Director of Technical Services, ARDEX Americas
  • RFMS Mobility and YOUPresented by Rahul Karadi, Client Success Manager, RFMS, Inc.
  • Concrete – What’s in it? Presented by David Seland, Founder and Principal, ISE Logik Industries
  • Sunbelt Rentals – Grow Your BusinessPresented by Ron Bridges, Concrete Specialist, Flooring Solutions, Sunbelt Rentals
  • Innovative Solutions for Subfloor Prep & RepairPresented by Brett Hall, Specialty Product Sales Manager, Maxxon Corporation
  • Intro to Bostik: Innovative Flooring SolutionsPresented by Ray Junkin, Regional Manager, Adam Abell, Market Manager and Jake Stadler, Market Manager, Bostik
  • Educational session:  ASTM F3311 The Mat Bond EvaluationPresented by Kevin Phillips, Director of Technical Services at Novalis US, LLC
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Date:
October 20, 2020
Educational Session: Managing Jobsite Risks

Educational Session:  Managing Jobsite Risks

Presented by Don Styka, CIM, Director of Field Services, Tarkett and Mike Pigeon, CIM, Operations Manager/Vice President, Floor Connection

Managing Jobsite Risks - In this CIM sponsored session using the discussion and input format, Don Styka, CIM, Director of Field Services, Tarkett and Mike Pigeon, CIM, Operations Manager/Vice President, Floor Connection will hold a Q & A educational session that includes managing onsite conditions in order to minimize claims, clarifying the job scope before the job starts, and establishing manufacturer support with warranty requirements.

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Mike Pigeon CIM  [ view bio ]
Don Styka CIM  [ view bio ]
Educational Session: COVID 19 and Contractor Liability Issues

COVID 19 and Contractor Liability Issues – Doing business looks different today. It’s imperative contractors and business owners understand how to move forward in this new environment. In this session, the presenters will discuss COVID-19's impact and the issues contractors and business owners should consider when taking steps to protect their businesses, as contractors and as employees. Presented by Sloan Bailey, Esq. and Paul Pfeilschiefter, Esq., Bailey Law Partners, LLP, FCICA legal counsel.

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Sloan Bailey, Esq  [ view bio ]
Paul Pfeilschiefter, Esq.  [ view bio ]
Educational Session: Distribution Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Distribution Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic – The industry’s distribution network has been impacted by the current state of affairs. In this session, Bill Mabeus, Executive VP of Fishman Flooring Solutions, will address the ripple effect within distribution channels, the challenges business owners are facing and how are they responding to keep product distribution in balance.

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Bill Mabeus  [ view bio ]
Educational Session: Basic Chemistry of Adhesives

Basic Chemistry of Adhesives - Presenter, Jeff Johnson, FCIS Product Manager, MAPEI Corporation will discuss the basic chemistries used for adhesives involved with bonding resilient, carpet and wood flooring to common substrates.  We will also discuss in depth new emerging adhesive chemistries that are being brought to the market that provide unique properties that solve common installation problems. Specifically, we will be discussing the following topics: (1) Basic chemistry of flooring adhesives, (2) High moisture resistant, water-based adhesives for LVT, (3) Modified saline-based adhesives for resilient flooring, (4) Aerosol-based adhesives.

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Jeff Johnson  [ view bio ]
Educational Session: ASTM F3311 The Mat Bond Evaluation

ASTM F3311 The Mat Bond Evaluation - Kevin Phillips is the Director of Technical Services at Novalis US, LLC. and as a current member of ASTM F06 Kevin was instrumental in developing the new ASTM F3311 − 19 Standard Practice for Mat Bond Evaluation of Performance and Compatibility for Resilient Flooring System Components Prior to Installation. During this session Kevin will cover topics like:  who, what and when to test, the responsibilities, the liability, its evaluation and importantly what’s the real cost and who pays.

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Kevin Phillips  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Adjusting to the New Norm. Are You Prepared?

Adjusting to the New Norm. Are You Prepared? Presented by Seth Pevarnik, Director of Technical Services, ARDEX Americas -  Learn how ARDEX has adjusted to the ‘new norm’ with the services they offer: virtual training - presentation and demonstration, virtual site visits and technical communications - both verbal and written. Also learn about new products and systems that fulfill your “Need for Speed” allowing you to get off the job in record time.  ARDEX Americas is the leading solution and service provider of innovative building systems. We develop, manufacture and distribute high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications.

Speaker Information
Seth Pevarnik  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Intro to Bostik: Innovative Flooring Solutions

Intro to Bostik: Innovative Flooring Solutions Presented by Ray Junkin, Regional Manager, Adam Abell, Market Manager and Jake Stadler, Market Manager - An overview of Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. Focusing on full system solutions, this presentation will feature the innovation that Bostik has recently brought to all levels of a flooring installation. Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of $1.8 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries

Speaker Information
Adam Abell  [ view bio ]
Ray Junkin   [ view bio ]
Jake Stadler  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Prevent Concrete Moisture from Ruining Your Next Job

Prevent Concrete Moisture from Ruining Your Next Job Presented by Heather Ruhl, Training Program Manager - Want to learn how to prevent moisture from ruining your flooring installation? This presentation discusses proactive measures you can take to prevent moisture from causing a jobsite failure. It will also review current technologies for preventing moisture related failures and how to pick the right product for the job. H.B. Fuller Construction Products provide professional installers with innovative floor preparation and installation products for tile, stone, wood, carpet and resilient flooring. Through our TEC, CHAPCO and Parabond brands, we provide a full line of high-quality systems to solve problems and streamline the installation process for maximum efficiency on the jobsite. Products are available through a wide network of distributors and retail locations in the U.S. and Canada. 

Speaker Information
Heather Ruhl  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Concrete – What’s in it?

Concrete – What’s in it? Presented by David Seland, Founder and Principal, ISE Logik Industries - As the largest component by volume of a flooring system, concrete has a significant impact on the success of a floorcovering installation. Going beyond the omnipresent “concrete moisture issue”, this presentation dissects the concrete down to its components and properties, and how it is made, placed, finished and cured, and how all of these factors affect critical choices for the floorcovering contractor.

ISE Logik is the flooring industry’s #1 specialist in vapor mitigation science for new slab construction or floor renovation over existing concrete. ISE Logik team provides an unsurpassed base of experience for overcoming the challenges of concrete moisture in flooring and roofing systems. ISE Logik actively educates the industry through webinars and articles; as well as various ASTM committees for establishing standards and best practices in roofing, flooring, and waterproofing. ISE Logik products are listed as Construction Products—Building Products Category in Division 3 (Concrete) and Division 9 (Finishes-Flooring). ISE Logik products carry HPD labeling and are found in Sustainable Minds and BIM. For new concrete, ISE Logik admixtures are formulated to stop moisture migration and warranted to 100% RH with no moisture testing required. For existing concrete, ISE Logik provides effective moisture vapor control with its 1-part topical coating that eliminates moisture testing and cures in just 8 hours. ISE Logik sponsors WFCA, CFI, FCICA, CSI and AEC. It is an on-going participant and presenter of CEU courses on AEC Daily and American Training Solutions and has sales representatives serving the A&D and construction specifier community, nationwide.

Speaker Information
David Seland  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Faster, Safer, Easier – All Things Flooring

Faster, Safer, Easier – All Things Flooring, Presented by Bill Marshall, VP of Sales and MarketingMakinex Construction Products. Want to learn how to complete flooring jobs faster, safer, and easier? Makinex MAKes INefficiencies EXtinct by inventing and manufacturing solution driven products, that provide the flooring and construction community new ways to increase productivity, profitability & efficiency.  Our products are geared towards giving flooring experts, like yourself, a better way of getting the job done. Ever think “there’s got to be a better way?” well Makinex provides that solution. We have three warehouses in North America (including Canada). Our main headquarters is located in Torrance, California

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Bill Marshall  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Todays’ Mortar Technology Designed to Simplify and Consolidate Product Selection

Todays’ Mortar Technology Designed to Simplify and Consolidate Product Selection Presented by Brian Pistulka, Product Manager, Tile and Stone Installation System, MAPEI Corporation - A look into the many types of mortars on the market today and the industry path bringing these technology changes over the course of time. A review of the driving forces behind the multitude of mortar options available on the market created by the progressive change in the tile market related to tile types and sizes.  As the changes in tile market evolved the mortar manufactures were also challenged by the industry with the need to extend the list of suitable substrates approved for installation.  Leading MAPEI to todays’ Keraflex Mortar Technology focused on the Simplification and Consolidation of Tile and Stone Mortars for the benefit of all stake holders!

Speaker Information
Brian Pistulka  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Innovative Solutions for Subfloor Prep and Repair

Innovative Solutions for Subfloor Prep & Repair Presented by Brett Hall, Specialty Product Sales Manager, Maxxon Corporation - Maxxon provides expertise and innovative products for the preparation of subfloors for virtually all floor coverings. Combat moisture mitigation with MVP Epoxy and our new single component, Moisture Reduction Primer. For floors that require significant depth correction, Maxxon offers the innovative pourable product, Low Density Fill. Created as a low prep, easy-to-finish, self-leveling underlayment, Level EZ creates a smooth surface for flooring that also achieves UL fire ratings. Since 1972, Maxxon Corporation, has provided superior underlayment and flooring preparation products for solving virtually any floor problem. Maxxon is dedicated to the industry by continuing to develop high quality products with comprehensive research and innovation

Speaker Information
Brett Hall  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: RFMS Mobility and YOU

RFMS Mobility and YOU Presented by Rahul Karadi, Client Success Manager, RFMS, Inc. - With our suite of mobile applications RFMS CRM, Measure Mobile and RFMS Mobile we provide a contactless and seamless solution to allow a flooring dealer to engage with their clients, generate a measure drawing, create a quote, track the progress of the transaction and communicate with your client. Our CRM APP allows you to create to-dos, create various flooring scenarios as well as engage with your client via text and email communications. RFMS Measure Mobile is the digital drawing tool that creates flooring scenarios with pictures and clip art as well as a room layout you can email to your customer. RFMS Mobile is your point of sale friend; you can create or look up an existing order or quote and even create orders with imbedded barcode technology. Download our mobile applications from the Apple APP store, Microsoft Store or the Google Play store and harness the latest tools powered by RFMS.  RFMS is the leading software company for floor covering dealers and the only flooring software system created from the ground   up  by a profitable flooring dealer and currently has over 3,000 users operating in 7,000 locations. 

Speaker Information
Rahul Karadi  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business - Presented by Ron Bridges, Concrete Specialist, Sunbelt Flooring Solutions - This presentation will provide many illustrations on how we can help FCICA Members expand revenue generating opportunities.  We will illustrate multiple ways to 'Grow your Business' by saying “Yes” to more job opportunities that include concrete preparation, polishing, and maintaining.  Sunbelt Rentals provides free consultation and technical support to help get the job done right the first time.  Additionally we have over 14,000 high quality products throughout North America (including Canada) that are immediately available through a rental operating budget. 

Speaker Information
Ron Bridges  [ view bio ]
Associate Session: We're Not Afraid of The Deep End - NC 890 HYDROPATCH 100% RH Patching Compound

We're Not Afraid of The Deep End - NC 890 HYDROPATCH 100% RH Patching Compound Presented by Jim Muggleton, Uzin Classic Product Manager and Petras Kruopys, Head of R&D and QC Uzin Utz North America - UZIN NC 890 HydroPatch is an advanced, hydraulic-cement-based smoothing compound formulated for use on a wide range of substrates to repair minor imperfections before installation of floor covering products. UZIN NC 890 HydroPatch has no moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) limitations and does not require RH moisture testing of properly prepared concrete substrates. UZIN NC 890 HydroPatch is designed especially for use with high moisture resistant floor coverings and adhesives up to 100% RH and pH of 14.  Based in Aurora, CO, Uzin Utz North America, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG, Ulm, Germany. The company was founded in 1911 and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product systems designed for the preparation, installation, finishing and care of all types of floorcoverings. Uzin Utz North America, Inc. offers its products under the Uzin (moisture mitigation, primers, leveling compounds and adhesives), Pallmann (Hardwood Complete: subfloor preparation, adhesives, sanding, surface treatment & floor care) and Wolff (floor strippers, grinders and installation tools) brand names.

Speaker Information
Petras Kruopys  [ view bio ]
Jim Muggleton  [ view bio ]
Keynote Address: Commercial Business Overview

Mid-Year Meeting, FCICA: Connecting the Flooring Community opens with a keynote address from James Lesslie, President of the Commercial Division of Engineered Floors. Keynote:  'Commercial Business Overview'.  

Mr. Lesslie has over 30 years of industry experience in almost all aspects of the carpet industry, including operations, product development, sales and marketing. His keynote presentation will touch on a timely topic - the current state and a look into the future of the commercial flooring industry. 

Speaker Information
James Lesslie  [ view bio ]
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