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MSP – PartnerShip

Have you heard? A brand-new member benefit is available for SMA members. We know that you need resources that help your business run efficiently while lowering costs. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that you, our SMA members, now have access to shipping...

SMA Stories – You’ve Got To Buy This Place

by Bob Schutte, SMA Member, Schutte Stair Company “You've got to buy this place, it’s time for me to retire.” Those were the words spoken to me over 40 years ago by my friend Clarence Reeve and that is what started my adventure into the stair business. I didn’t buy...

Stand Up! Testify!

IN THE BEGINNING, there were Stairs! In the beginning of the SMA that is, stairs were threatened by unfounded regulation of our industry through the building code. We went in numbers to the code hearings sometimes as many as 8 or 10 SMA Members in line at the...

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

For you who are to young to remember, this ad slogan for auto tires indicates where the true test of successful achievement would be determined. If we had been texting back then it might have simply been WRMR. We do like our abbreviations and acronyms. The Public...

2022 Annual Conference Highlights

The SMA Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee was a memorable event for all who attended. As is tradition, the conference kicked off with with the traditional Golf Tournament where our golfers enjoyed 18-holes with putting and driving competitions using specialized...

2022 StairCraft Award Winners

The SMA StairCraft Awards recognize the achievements of our members while showcasing the beauty of stairs. This year's award winners were announced at the SMA Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. CLICK HERE to view the award recipients CLICK HERE to view all 2022...

2021 People’s Choice Award

Voting has opened for the SMA's coveted People's Choice Award. Help us determine this year's recipient of the People's Choice Award by voting on your favorite stair project. Can't choose just one? Don't fret! You can vote for as many like (but you can only vote for a...

Visual Interpretations to the Stair Building Code

We now have three versions of the printed Visual Interpretations to the Stair Building Code available.  You can stock up on these pictorial depictions of the 2012, 2015 and 2018 International Residential Code in the SMA Store at stairways.org/store. The 2012 is in...

SMA Stair Academy

STAIR BALUSTRADE CLASS by Rusty Parks & Robert Aulicky Grow your business! Do you have adequately trained employees to assist your company as you take more significant steps to continue your growth? Let the SMA help. The SMA Stair School hosted two successful...

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Become a Member.

Membership in the SMA is an invaluable resource that allows stair industry professionals of every type to advance their careers through networking, engaging in continuing education, keeping up with changes within the industry, and accessing new products.