Lew Migliore, the Industry's Troubleshooter and President of LGM & Associates Technical Flooring Services. LGM specializes in the practice of consulting on and trouble shooting all flooring related complaints, problems, and performance issues having experts in every category as well as related educational services.
First, let me wish all of you a very Happy New Year; may it be healthy and prosperous and filled with opportunity. I also want to say thank you to all those who have contacted me in the past year, by phone or email, for your kind words and for giving me the opportunity to help you. Please, if you have questions of any kind on flooring materials or substrate issues, don't suffer with the pain; call us we can help you.
And speaking of help, I hope you are planning to attend Surfaces in Las Vegas this year, being held at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, January 24-26. I'll be speaking on Wednesday, January 25, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on New Green Floor Covering Backings and Installation Technology (code WE10S). This is something you won't want to miss. You'll see the latest technology in flooring backings and installation in one place. Learn about what will impact your business, what's driving the changes and how you'll have to adapt. What you'll learn here will put you at the head of the pack in your market and give you greater opportunity for profit.
We're also doing a two day Floor Covering Inspectors Symposium program on Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24 from 8:30 to 5:15 both days in the South Seas Ballroom D. Don't let the title fool you. This event is for anyone in the flooring industry who wants to know more about the products; it is not specifically for Flooring Inspectors. You'll also get information on the new IICRC S600 Carpet Installation Standard and Reference Guide and the new IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Carpet Inspection of Textile Floor Covering. If you're a member of WFCA, NICFI, CFI, FCICA, CCA, Starnet or INSTALL, you'll receive a discount. The speakers on this program are a list of the who's who in the flooring industry - all experts in their field and at your disposal to pick our brains. All in one place at one event, Surfaces.
Certainly the economy has taken its toll on our industry but those who have survived are the fittest. Many of you have thrived. By attending Surfaces and the educational events you will benefit even further. There is so much change going on and so much positive to benefit your business you may have a hard time picking and choosing. This is the one time of the year you'll be able to see the products and the people and gain the information that can boost your business to the level of your expectations.
I've been in the industry 41 years and I owe most of what I know to those who were willing to share with me. Over the years I've attended countless educational programs and personal and business development programs. I've been a pest in the industry when it comes to learning from those who knew the most about flooring products and all associated with them. I spend a great deal of time in manufacturing plants learning about new products and technology and in the field seeing how those products work. So much so, over the years, that we're now the firm the industry comes to for answers and to prevent and solve problems. You have the chance to benefit from some of this knowledge if you take advantage of the opportunity to attend Surfaces. Don't say you can't either. The word can't does not exist when it comes to bettering yourself or your business. Either you want to or you don't; it's a choice. Can't means you accept defeat without trying. Make every effort to attend Surfaces and these seminars. I guarantee you'll learn something new. Register at Surfaces.com now.
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