INSTALL’s mission is to ensure the continued health and prosperity of the North American floorcovering industry, to demonstrate commitment to quality installations and to enhance the industry’s reputation.

INSTALL Local 2287 Overview

INSTALL Local 2287 is the floor covering arm of the New York City and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters.

“INSTALL” stands for International Standards & Training Alliance — the floor covering industry’s most comprehensive professional installer training program in the United States and Canada. INSTALL is the floor covering arm of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. The biggest names in the floor covering industry support INSTALL. Currently, 40 leading floor covering mills and manufacturers, including Armstrong, Mohawk, Mannington, Pergo and Shaw, endorse INSTALL.

INSTALL Local 2287 brings together the best of both worlds: local floor covering professionals who understand the New York City and vicinity construction market, supported by North America’s most comprehensive floor covering training program derived from major manufacturers’ specifications. Local 2287 also represents:

Strength — INSTALL apprentices complete a four-year training program before joining the existing 13,000+ professional floor coverers of the UBC.

Experience — An international labor-management committee steers curriculum based on current industry trends and labor needs identified by working closely with top industry manufacturers.

Consistency — Quality work produces fewer complaints and customer callbacks and less material waste — work that is the product of standardized testing for all INSTALL professionals. You can rely on any INSTALL-trained craftsman to produce the same excellent work, anywhere, anytime.

Extensive — INSTALL Local 2287 has highly skilled professionals to meet the staffing needs of every floor covering job in New York City and the surrounding area. No job is too big or too small — INSTALL Local 2287 works on everything from basic residential installations to extensive commercial projects, and we can cover any warranties.

Educated — Before they can become certified INSTALL floor coverers, all INSTALL Local 2287 apprentices must complete four years of in-depth training. The comprehensive curriculum covers the theory and practice of proper installation procedures for:
Linoleum, Vinyl and Other Resilients
Vinyl Composition Tile
Artificial Turf and Sports Surfaces
Experienced — The training staff of INSTALL Local 2287 has a collective more than 100 years of experience in floor covering. INSTALL Local 2287’s training experience means that the job will be done right the first time, every time.

INSTALL Local 2287 History
The roots of INSTALL Local 2287 reach back into the 1800s, when carpet layers were part of the Seamsters and Upholsterers Union. In 1941, Locals 2241 and 2871 were incorporated as Local 2287. Major specialties in modern times still include installing carpet, wood flooring and linoleum, but we have added vinyl and athletic field turf and track to our repertoire. Most floorcoverers are handy in every area – a must to stay on the job.

Local Union leadership works aggressively to maintain and expand jobs and jurisdiction through training and organizing. Their INSTALL program is a national apprenticeship training curriculum, journeyman assessment and certification program that creates a partnership between contractors, members and the major mills and manufacturers.

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