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    • January 09, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Teleconference/Online Meeting

    Education Committee Online Meeting

    This is a regular meeting of the Education Committee. Members wishing to monitor a meeting should call the SMA office 877-500-5759 or email in advance to receive the conference contact information your long distance charges will apply to the call. Any items for the draft agenda  emailed to at least ten days in advance.  Agenda items are subject to committee approval as time permits. 

    • January 17, 2019
    • March 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Teleconference/Online meeting

    Board of Directors Teleconference

    This is a regular meeting of the Board. Members wishing to monitor a meeting should call the SMA office at 877-500-5759 or email in advance to receive the conference contact information your long distance charges will apply to the call. Any items for the draft agenda and committee and task group reports should be emailed to at least ten days in advance.  Agenda items are subject to board approval as time permits.  Committees are to provide written reports at least ten days in advance.

    • March 27, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 29, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • New Philadelphia, Ohio

    Balustrade Level I

    The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) and Carolina Stair Supply present Balustrade Level I, an instructional class focused on teaching hand rail installation skills pertinent to the industry. We have made a conscience effort to simplify the facility and fixtures required for hands-on balustrade installation training.  The class will also include a shop tour of Carolina Stair Supply. 

    Course Description:

    This course is designed to primarily introduce layout methods essential to Post-to-Post Balustrade installation.  It will include classroom instruction with hands-on layout instruction. The class will begin with a review of code requirements essential to balustrade layout, the stair parts to be used and the instructional paperwork that will accompany the learning process. The class will then progress to how to layout each part of the balustrade in both plan and elevation for cut stringer and closed/curb stringer.  Proper location, spacing, height and fastening methods of each component to create a strong code compliant Post-to-Post Balustrade will be included. Students will be working primarily with stock wood components, i.e. turned and box newels, pin and square top balusters, and 6010 rail.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Plan layouts of rail and baluster locations on flights, landings and at balconies on both open and curb stair configurations.
    2. Plan and vertical layouts of newels for both notched and surface mount applications.
    3. Plan layout options with baluster grouping and installation, landing tread, facia/apron, and trim.

    4. Rail layout for post connections and baluster/rail connections for both drilled and ploughed rails.

    5. Secure various hardware connection methods commonly used for posts, rails, and balusters.

    More detailed information is available!

    Review the course information and the sample presentation


    Wednesday, March 27 thru Friday, March 29, 2019

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


    Schoenbrunn Conference Center

    New Philadelphia, Ohio


    $750 Per student

    Save $50 with your paid registration by March 1st!

    Each student must be sponsored by a SMA Member

    Application Submission:

    Submit your completed application with sponsor and student signatures to by March 15th.  Upon acceptance into the class, you will be invoiced $750 for tuition which is to be paid upon receipt.

    Download the Student/Sponsor Application Below:

    Microsoft Word Version or PDF Version


    Schoenbrunn Inn

    1186 West High Avenue

    New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


    Fully refundable accommodations with continental breakfast included! There are restaurants with in walking distance of the Inn. 

    $79 + tax per night

    ***Call 330-339-4334 to reserve your hotel room!***

    Group Discount Booking Code:  SMA Class

    NOTE:  A cheaper price is available through online booking sites.  However, their rate is non-refundable and must be paid at booking. 

    • April 24, 2019
    • April 27, 2019
    • Lido Beach Resort - Sarasota, FL

    2019 SMA Annual Conference

    The conference will kick off on Thursday, April 25, with the annual SMA golf event, a fun day for golfers of all levels. For the non-gofers, a chartered fishing expedition has been added to this year's events, which will include lunch at a local restaurant where they'll fry up your catch!

    The Welcome Reception with SMA exhibitors will take place on Thursday evening, and the SMA Auction will be Friday night.  The fun will continue on Saturday evening with the StairCraft Awards Reception and Banquet, where this year's winners will be announced!

    This year's general sessions include Connor Lokar with ITR Economics, who will discuss short- and long-term economic forecasts and their impact on you and your business, and Terry Sumerlin, a professional speaker who will inspire you to increase satisfaction and loyalty by building connections among your customers and employees.

    The conference program will include several breakout sessions, committee meetings and SMA's annual business meeting.

    The SMA Annual Conference in beautiful Sarasota is sure to be a conference you do NOT want to miss!


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    Sponsorship Opportunities  |  SMA Golf  |  SMA Auction 

    • April 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sarasota Florida

    Conference Home    

    2019 SMA Golf Event

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    at the 

    4350 El Conquistador Pkwy 
    Bradenton, FL 34210

    Join us for a day of casual fun competition at the only golf event for stair builders in North America!

    Professionals (of the Stair Industry not of Golf) will engage in what has become the most prestigious golfing event for stairbuilders in North America.  Unlike what others may do on the course, SMA golf requires little expertise other than those innate abilities to drive with a newel post and putt with a baluster.

    Everyone is Guaranteed Fun and welcomed to participate regardless of player level.  Our scramble format is the equalizer.  The day will include breakfast, transportation, a refreshing Bloody Mary to get the blood pumping, a bucket of balls,  the chase of the ball, many excuses, some awkward photographs, and perhaps some exaggeration.

    Image result for rolling green golf club sarasotaThe all-inclusive cost for this year’s event is just $150 per player. The course has a limited number of clubs that can be rented at an additional cost of just $35 each set. 

    Requests to be paired with other players will be accommodated as possible.

    Thursday, April 25 – We will meet for breakfast from 6:30 to 7:30 am at the Lido Beach Resort, then we'll be transported to the course at 7:30 am and be back to the hotel in time to enjoy the Welcome Reception.

    All participants must be registered for the SMA Annual Conference or be an attendee's guest.

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