Portland, ORE. – November 2009 – Flooring Installation Association of North America (FIANA) and BlueVolt® announce the launch of FIANA Training Center, the new online resource for flooring distributors and manufacturers. FIANA Training Center ( is a web based platform that delivers consistent, engaging product training directly to frontline sales people including inside, outside, and counter sales teams.

“FIANA Training Center is an important development in the flooring industry because it’s the most
effective way to ensure sales teams throughout the entire industry are educated in the latest products, trends and techniques” said Sharon Dunigan, account executive at BlueVolt. “We are pleased to contribute to FIANA’s efforts.”

Distributors register for the FIANA Training Center through the FIANA web site by clicking on the training link. Manufacturer members of FIANA, such as Roppe and Ardex, submit courses to the Training Center, which is continuously updated with new courses as new information and product courses become available.

“Distributor and manufacturer members throughout the United States and Canada look to FIANA for educational and networking opportunities that grow their businesses. The new FIANA Training Center takes it to the next level,” says Gary Verhey, FIANA President & CEO. ”BlueVolt’s experience delivering online education platforms for many industry associations was the key to getting everything in place quickly
and efficiently.”

In addition to partnering with BlueVolt for its Learning Management System and Online Training courses, FIANA hired BlueVolt to create a tradeshow and online marketing video to promote their Training Center and drive traffic to their courses.

About BlueTech, LLC (
Portland, Oregon-based BlueTech, LLC creates online solutions to increase efficiency and profitability across entire industries. BlueVolt, its flagship product, is an online marketing and learning platform. BlueVolt’s state-approved, award-winning courses help skilled professionals fulfill continuing license requirements and learn about products relevant to their profession. It delivers live and on-demand learning to skilled professionals and those who sell products to them. As of September 2009, BlueVolt delivered over 534,000 courses to over 83,481 registered users at

About Flooring Installation Association of North America (FIANA):
Floor Installation Association of North America (FIANA) is a non-profit organization with members spanning the U.S. and Canada. FIANA represents members of the flooring industry and professions. It connects the public with the manufacturers and distributors to supply top products, expertise and knowledge to their customers, and professionals who make a difference every day on the job. For more information about FIANA, please visit the

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