Latest Recipient of the FCICA Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship: Michael Lancaster

May 21, 2018


Aliquippa, PA, May 3, 2018 – FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, in partnership with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced the 2018 1st quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. The winner, Michael Lancaster, works for Master Craft Flooring in Richmond Hill, Georgia.

Lancaster is looking forward to the possibilities that this scholarship opens for him.

“[The Bruce Newbrough scholarship] will allow me to gain access to the knowledge to manage the various types of installations I am faced with,  and take me to the next level in the flooring industry.”

Bruce Newbrough, a former ARDEX Director of Technical Services and later Applications Development with a passion for advancing the flooring industry with education, was the inspiration for the eponymous scholarship. The award covers the costs associated with the entire Certified Installation Manager (CIM) program, including application, content and assessment fees.

Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year. Applications are available on the FCICA website: www.fcica.com/CIM . You can read the FCICA press release here.

About ARDEX, A Global Innovation Leader in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:
Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of 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. As family owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do. For more information about ARDEX Americas: www.ardexamericas.com, or call 724-203-5000.

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 FCICA:
​FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Promoting the advancement and continuous development of Certified Installation Managers (CIM). Providing technical education, business support and industry expert networking. Delivering skills and knowledge to enhance the professionalism of commercial flooring contractors. FCICA is an international association whose contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Canada and Guam. For more information about FCICA: visit www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.