Balustrade Level I is coming to Ohio!

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. 

Address Change

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

Join us for the 2019 SMA Annual Conference in Sarasota, Florida

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!

2019 StairCraft Awards Competition

The 2019 StairCraft Awards are coming!  Join the competition by entering your designs to vie for one of the coveted awards. Download the2019 Contest Rules, 2019 Entry Formand 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.

Join the SMA Board of Directors!

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.