DEERFIELD BEACH, FL and JACKSON, MI -- Mapei and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) have announced an exclusive partnership to assist the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence, Supporting Empowerment) program. Mapei and the NTCA will provide tile and tile installation systems where needed in the construction of one-of-a-kind specially adapted custom smart homes that the Gary Sinise Foundation has committed to building for our nation's most severely wounded heroes.
The R.I.S.E. program was first brought to the attention of the construction industry by the National Wood Flooring Foundation (NWFA) as part of the "Play it Forward" theme for its 2015 NWFA expo. The NTCA, under the leadership of Executive Director Bart Bettiga, discussed the program with NWFA colleagues and arranged for the NTCA to provide the tiling needs for flooring and wall coverings, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms.