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Coming events

    • 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. 

    • 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

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    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 $40 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.

    • September 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 13, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • North Wilkesboro, NORTH CAROLINA

    Balustrade Level I Class

    The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) and Crown Heritage 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 Crown Heritage. 


    Submit your completed application with sponsor and student signatures to by August 28th.  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

    Accommodation Information is COMING SOON! 

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