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SMA Stair School Starts Monday August 20th!

More than a year's effort lead by Robert Aulicky, Education Committee Co-Chair will result in the welcoming of the first students to the Level I Balustrade Course - Pilot Class.  This is the first class to be offered of several courses slated for curriculum...

Join the SMA for Dinner at IWF

If your going to IWF you need to join us Thursday Evening Aug 23rd for our traditional trip to the all you can eat Brazilian Steakhouse.  It is a great opportunity to meet up with everyone from the Stair industry that's in town.  Just email sma@stairways.org for the...

Loudoun Stairs to Host Workshop Sept 20-21

This workshop promises to be one of, if not the largest, most well-attended workshop the SMA has organized.  Loudoun Stair is a very diverse stair company and centrally located to the largest concentration of our membership.  With Airport Shuttle provided by the hotel...

SMA Stair School Application Available Soon!

The SMA Education committee is currently reviewing possible venues for the first class of the Level I Balustrade Installation Course.  The initial class size will be limited in size to assure quality.  Students must be sponsored by an SMA member.  A student...

Annual Conference Survey – Respond by Friday!

What did you like about the SMA Annual Conference in Santa Fe? How can we improve it?  Don't miss this narrow window, respond by Friday.  Whether or not you attended your input will be helpful in improving SMA events. Take the Survey Now!

SMA Annual Conference – Thank you!

Thanks to all who played a role in making the 30th anniversary conference of the SMA in Santa Fe a huge success.  We incorporated a greatly enriched education program and schedule of alternate activities.  Attendance was up 62% and our number of exhibits...

Press Release

The SMA Issued a press release today related to their Annual Conference and Stair Design and Engineering Symposium in Santa Fe New Mexico, April 25-28th.  Read More

Research in Progress Report

Today the USDA Forest Products Laboratory released a Research in Progress report describing their coalition for advanced wood structures  project in cooperation with the SMA and Mississippi State University. 

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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.