Discussion in 'Industry News, Training & Organizations' started by Elmer Fudd, Jun 18, 2008.
As Jack Benny used to say, "WELL..."
Jack Benny was rich and had Rochester to serve his needs.
My man Rochester .. They just don't make shows like that any more ..
I'll try to offer my input here, and this just my opinion . Accepting sponsors for a cause like this puts a bad taste in my mouth. I belong to the NWFA and I can see how their mission has changed somewhat from what i thought it was.
As far as getting the word out and gaining national name recognition..... using bridges and walls is not going to do it. My suggestion would be to to term it differently .... such as some sort of a Council ... Summit ... ect. I feel more people would be more inclined to read up and then join in with this endeavor.
Was that last part really necessary?
Just my thoughts from your hand picked Advisor
Were there any walls torn down at the first meeting, or any bridges built....I have not had any dealings directly with an inspector. I wouldn't know how to properly prepare and approach one. I think our dialoge here is great for tearin down some walls....are they down already amongst us, I don't think I have ever had a wall between me and inspection....maybe I am not aware of any that were there.....Anyway, walls are down on my end, so I'll sit here and listen.....
I feel walls were definately torn down at the first workshop. I think that those that attended now have installers/inspectors as true friends and neither would hesitate to call on the other for help or information. We now understand how each industry should work. Like you cp I think all of us on this website have a great respect for each other. The workshop only adds to that.
That is exactly how i feel cp. I can't really comprehend what the problem is because I have never experienced any of this myself. If there is any bad blood or misunderstandings it must come from retail installations where the installer does what he is told and gets very little pay for it.
Speaking for myself I have always held all other flooring trades people with the highest regard and my respect. No walls here either and I will just sit here and listen in also right along with you.
I'll be so glad when they find a cure for AADD... I forget to ask a few questions I was going to ask.
Most of us are aware there was event held in Atlanta a month or two ago.... some kind of hardwood summit. There seemed to be quite a number of qualified speakers listed and I believe the event was broke down into committees. Perry went to it said he learned alot. Is that on the order of what we are trying to accomplish here?
Driving down the road yesterday I was thinking about another way to get the word out to have a more broader appeal , such as .... some sort of foundation.... brotherhood .... I'm rambling now
So as not to go any further off-topic in this particular discussion (the organization of the 2009 Installer-Inspector Workshop), here are a few links that will get you up to speed on what the workshops are and the organization attempt for Bridges-NotWalls.org: