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2017 SMA Annual Conference

March 30 - April 1, 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL

Engineering the Future of the Stair Industry!

Network, Connect, Learn, Celebrate, and Exhibit, at the Conference of the Stair Industry

Thank you for Attending, See you in Santa Fe 2018

Attendees of the 2017 StairCraft Awards Banquet were but part of the 105 attendees that gathered in Tuscaloosa, AL for the 2017 Annual Conference of the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association.

Join Us in Tuscaloosa

  • Full conference registration includes  -  Tour of Fitts Industries** and MSU, Welcome Reception; Thursday & Friday Exhibits; All Speakers, Seminars, Friday Brkfst, Auction Reception/Dinner; and Sat reception and Annual Banquet. Special "guest" discount rate for additional member employees.
  • Discount rate for your spouse includes all evening receptions and dinners. 
  • Register by March 8th and Save
  • Maximize your experience by arriving in time to enjoy a group dinner at Dreamland BBQ on Wednesday night.  The annual SMA golf event will be on Thursday.  Non-golfers will have the option of taking a private tour of Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide.  And Thursday night's Welcome Reception is a can't-miss experience.  This is your time to visit with exhibitors in a casual atmosphere and meet old and new friends.
  • Network, Network, Network, ample time throughout the conference to meet one-on-one or in groups.  
  • Non-Members Welcome - receive a dues credit of $150 or more - Register for the full conference and join the SMA within 30 days.

** SMA Preclusion Policy

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors provide a much sought opportunity for members to stay informed of the latest technology, products and service  and beyond the sales exhibitors gain valuable feedback from industry professionals. Click Here to sign up as an exhibitor.

Exhibit Hours

March 30 5-7p
Exhibits Open
March 31 5-8 p Exhibits Open

Sponsorship Information - Here

Our Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  Please take a look at these excellent opportunities to be noticed and appreciated

View Registration Options and Register NOW!

Conference Venue

The SMA rate is just $140+ per night.


or call direct 205-752-3200

Conference Highlights

  • Pre-Conference Group Dinner- Wed., March 29. Sign up when you register to join us for some famous  Dreamland Bar-B-Que Ribs.
  • NEW! Thursday Tours -  Mercedes Auto Mfg Plant and Home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Bryant-Denny Stadium with lunch and transportation included.
  • SMA Auction - This year we'll post and view auction items online before you attend. No need to carry and ship items to the event. Simply send a picture and description of your item.  Get the  complete details

  • Plant Tour of Fitts Industries**
  • Tour of Mississippi State University -  Stair and Handrail Testing demos.
  • Presentations and Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Events and Receptions
  • Stairway Code Update
  • Breakout Sessions - 
  • StairCraft Awards Reception & Banquet
  • Annual Business Meeting

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