nora co-sponsors Bruce Newbrough CIM Scholarships

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nora systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial floor coverings, is co-sponsoring the first Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Program Scholarships, recently awarded to Rich Harter, installation supervisor from St. Paul Linoleum and Carpet Co.; Robert Lucio, tile superintendent from Walter Daniels Construction; Stephen Ruggeri, owner of Steve’s Carpets and Ernie Nogaleswere.
As winners of this scholarship, each recipient will receive a fully paid tuition in the CIM Program, compliments of nora systems, Inc., ARDEX Americas and the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA).
“Bruce Newbrough was not only a friend, he was quite simply an industry icon who represented the very best of Ardex Americas and the FCICA,” says Kevin Phillips, senior technical specialist applications & products at nora systems, Inc., “I look forward to meeting the scholarship recipients and wish them all the very best with their career progress, aided by this endeavor.”
The Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to floor covering installation managers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and excellence in proper substrate preparation and installation of floor covering. Bruce Newbrough, as ARDEX director of technical services and later applications development, tirelessly used every opportunity to further his vision and passion, which was industry education and training on proper substrate preparation, all for the purpose of achieving successful installations.
To learn more about nora systems, Inc., visit the nora website at

nora systems, Inc. has been located in the United States for more than 30 years. It is the U.S. headquarters of German-based nora systems GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of commercial rubber floor covering systems. The company has been designing and manufacturing high performance nora rubber flooring for more than 50 years for a number of different markets. nora’s team of skilled professionals collaborates with architects and designers to develop performance-driven flooring solutions that help bring their projects to life. For the latest news and updates, follow nora on Twitter at For additional information, contact nora systems, Inc. at 1-800-332-NORA or visit the company’s web site at

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