NWFA goes young with first pick

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Finneas Luca accepting the Next Generation award.

Finneas Luca accepting the Next Generation award.

Eleven-year-old Finneas Luca is the first recipient of the National Wood Flooring Association’s Next Generation award. Luca is the son of NWFA member Dinu Luca, owner of ADL Floors Inc. in Woodinville, Wash.

“Almost three years ago now, the NWFA launched NWFA University in an effort to reach more wood flooring professionals with training opportunities when and where they want it,” says NWFA president & CEO, Michael Martin.

“Our vision at the time was to offer a new, cost-effective, convenient way to provide training basics without the burden or cost of travel. Our hope at the time was to engage with younger generations in ways they already embraced – digitally. Never, in our wildest dreams, did we image we’d have an impact on an 11-year-old protégé.”

Luca is the youngest person to successfully complete all of the NWFAU courses in the Installation and Sand & Finish learning paths. He passed the 72 required courses, scoring 80 percent or higher for each.

For more, visit www.nwfa.org

This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue.

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