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  • December 13, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    SMA Members!  Compete in the 2020 StairCraft Awards competition.  The StairCraft Awards recognize the best staircase projects of our industry in Aesthetics, Stair Safety, Quality Workmanship, and Technical Challenge.  All contestants compete anonymously and are judged by their peers in the industry. 

    This year's competition has been updated to include the NEW Best Production Stairway, the Challenger Award and the People's Choice Award. 


    Each entry category, except the Challenger Award, has an entry fee of $100 until January 10th.   The Challenger Award is FREE to enter!  Be sure to register early to save on your entry fees. 

  • December 10, 2019 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for the SMA Annual Conference in gorgeous Denver, Colorado.

      

    This year's learning opportunities are sure to Elevate Your Stair Design.  Our keynote presentation by Andrew DiGiammo will inspire you as he discusses the fundamentals of stair design.  MSU, our testing and research partners, will give a general session presentation on the design value testing project.  Our breakout sessions will focus on the stair design process, creating impactful designs, and shop talk.  

    Conference attendees will be wowed by the artisans at our shop tours as we have the privilege of visiting high end architectural woodwork and metal design companies.  Watson Mills and Living Design Studios will provide tours while sharing their successes with you.  These great opportunities are sure to increase your knowledge to help you take your business to the next level.

    The conference program is packed full of networking and learning opportunities that will undoubtedly help you Elevate Your Stair Design.  

    The SMA Annual Conference in majestic Denver, Colorado is sure to be a conference you do NOT want to miss!


  • April 01, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Last week the SMA's Balustrade Level I class took place in New Philadelphia, Ohio.  The 3-day instructional class was sponsored by Carolina Stair Supply and included a shop tour of their New Philadelphia manufacturing plant.   Three SMA Members participated in the class and became Level I Code Certified prior to attending the class.  Congratulations to Luis Reyes of Whitehouse Floors,  Kyle Moreland of LJ Smith and Joe Howell of Buildermaker!  Thank you to our instructors Robert Aulicky and Rusty Parks for providing a fantastic learning experience for the students. 



  • February 25, 2019 2:17 PM | Anonymous


    Advertise in the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) quarterly newsletter, Stairways!  Take advantage of this member only benefit by advertising your products and services to all SMA email distribution recipients.

    Reserve your space in the Spring 2019 edition of the Stairways newsletter by responding to SMA@stairways.org no later than Friday, March 1st.  Your organization's ad copy will be due Thursday, March 7th. 


  • February 20, 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join SMA members on Thursday, April 25th as they take to the IMG Academy Golf Club for a riveting game of golf.  Network and play a round of golf with fellow SMA members on this 18-hole championship golf course.  

    Everyone is welcome 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.

    The 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. 


  • February 18, 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join the SMA and Carolina Stair Supply as we present the Balustrade Level I Class in Ohio!  

    Students will participate in a 3-day course with hands-on application.  Don't miss this opportunity to be trained by professionals from the stair industry. 


  • February 14, 2019 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association has changed addresses!  Please update your records to ensure timely delivery of payments, inquiries and other general business. 

    Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA)

    PO Box 448

    Dalton, OH 44618


  • January 02, 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    2019 SMA Annual Conference

    Lido Beach Resort, Sarasota, Florida

    April 24-28, 2019 

    Join us in Sarasota, Florida at the Lido Beach Resort for the SMA Annual Conference.  The conference will kick off on Thursday, April 25th with the annual SMA Golf tournament. A chartered fishing expedition, for the non-golfers, has been added to this year’s events. The Welcome Reception with SMA exhibitors will take place on Thursday evening with the Auction being held on Friday night.  The fun will continue on through late Saturday when the StairCraft Award Winners will be announced.

    In between the celebrating, you will hear a keynote message from Connor Lokar, ITR Economics presenter, as he discusses short-term and long-term economic forecasts and their direct impact to you.  You will also hear keynote speaker, Terry Sumerlin, as he inspires you to increase satisfaction and loyalty, by building connection, among your customers and your employees. 

    The SMA Annual Conference, at the Lido Beach Resort, is sure to be a conference you do NOT want to miss!

    SAVE BIG!  Be sure to register by February 1st to save $100 on the event registration.  Find out more on our website, here!

  • December 13, 2018 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    The 2019 StairCraft Awards are coming!  Join the competition by entering your designs to vie for one of the coveted awards. Download the 2019 Contest Rules, 2019 Entry Form and mark your calendars with these important dates!

    • January 10th:  Deadline for Early Registration *Save $50*
    • February 22nd:  Deadline for Final Registration 
    • February 28th:  All Entry Forms & Photo Submissions DUE

    More information can be found on the Stairways.org events page, here.

  • November 28, 2018 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    The SMA Governance Committee is seeking candidates for nomination to join the board of directors. Thoughtfully nominate yourself or a respected peer as a candidate for election. Place your nomination by email to governance@stairways.org no later than December 31, 2018.

    More information about the responsibilities and expectations of a director can be found on the website, here, and also in the information packet below. 

    2019-2022 - Candidate for Nomination Packet.pdf

    Candidates accepting nomination must complete the entry form, below, by providing a brief biography, reason for becoming a candidate, and a headshot photo which will be included on the voting ballot.

    2019 - Candidate Entry Form.docx


    Don't miss this important deadline!

    Candidates should send the completed entry form, including a photo, to governance@stairways.org no later than January 10th, 2019. 

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