New NTCA trainer holds first three workshops

New NTCA trainer Mark Heinlein presented the first NTCA Tile & Stone Workshop of the 2016 campaign at Daltile in Jackson, Miss., on February 23rd, with very positive results and feedback. Almost 30 Daltile customers enjoyed lunch and a presentation by Heinlein on jobsite failures – and one new member signed up at the workshop.


The New Orleans crowd enjoyed a crawfish feast by Tasty Tails.

This new program focuses on what causes installation problems and challenges the audience to do the job right the first time. Daltile is hosting 100 NTCA events in 2016.

Next stop was Baton Rouge, where 22 attendees showed up in addition to Daltile staff.

Heinlein then took the show to Emser in New Orleans where a crowd of about 45 were present, plus Duhe and Baker who helped support the event by speaking about qualified labor, specifications, business practices, and technical questions while networking with the crowd. An animated Q&A discussion took place during the PowerPoint presentation with questions coming from architects, designers, contractors, installers and sales – in fact 11 people submitted paperwork for CEU credits.

On the west coast, NTCA trainer Michael Whistler is getting ready to go on the road with several upcoming programs. Go to the www.tile-assn.com for a complete listing of workshops for 2016.


Almost 30 Daltile customers enjoyed lunch and a presentation by new NTCA trainer Mark Heinlein on jobsite failures.











(l. to r.) Mark Heinlein with Daltile staff in Jackson, Miss.: Chuck Mertz; Waymon Thornton; Maceo Simmons and Heather Smith.











Two new members joined at the Baton Rouge workshop at Daltile, with vendors that included Protecto-Wrap, LATICRETE, MAPEI, Custom, and Pliteq, along with NTCA Louisiana State Director Todd Duhe and Regional Director Tave Baker.  Duhe and Baker spoke about the benefits of the NTCA and Qualified Labor and CTI.














With Heinlein (far left) in Baton Rouge are (l. to r.): Norris Whitaker; Thurmond Lytell; Gary Cannon; Jason Harriford; Daisha Parker; Mike Scichowski; Michael Fletcher and Tyrrell Scott





















Shown at Emser New Orleans are: (front row, kneeling l. to r.): Tave Baker; Todd Duhe; Mark Heinlein. (back row, standing l. to r.): Julie Morals; Ashley Salvant; Amy Simmons; Patrick Levy; Simone Giroin; Fenner Sedgebee. Not pictured is Christina Chisolum.