ALLEN NAMED TO AWCI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
In addition to the above, Allen is an original and current member of AWCI’s EIFS Curriculum & Examination Committee for the EIFS – Doing It Right education program; a part of the Expert Oversight Group for the Steel – Doing It Right education program; and the sole contractor liaison to the American Iron & Steel Institute’s Committee of Framing Standards for their Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing.
Beginning a wall and ceiling career with South Texas in 1986, Allen currently oversees all aspects of engineering and technical issues for the company and has headed estimating and sales since 1992. South Texas Drywall is a founding Lifetime Member of the association, joining in 1956. Contrary to the name, South Texas Drywall has conducted business solely in the Midwest since 1953 when its founder, C.A. LaFon, followed a northern migration of the “wallboard” market from Texas.
The company is the past recipient of two Excellence in Construction Quality awards from AWCI. Founded in 1918, AWCI is a non-profit trade association representing 2,000 contractors, suppliers, dealers and manufacturers in the wall and ceiling industry. The mission of the association is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members’ ability to operate a successful business.