SMA

Dalton,  OH 
United States
http://www.stairways.org
  • Booth: 1843

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is an active network of Stairbuilders, Stair Part Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers, Design Professionals, ancillary material and equipment suppliers supporting the Stair Industry to provide safe, beautiful stairways. Our mission is to build the greatest resource of knowledge and tools contributing to the success of our Members and the Stair Industry.


Learn about Stairs and Rails from the SMA experts!

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is an active network of Stairbuilders, Stair Part Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers, Design Professionals, ancillary material and equipment suppliers supporting the Stair Industry to provide safe, beautiful stairways.  Our mission is to build the greatest resource of knowledge and tools contributing to the success of our Members and the Stair Industry.

Many times you’re already installing treads and risers for your customers, why not add code compliant stair and railing work to your offerings? 

***Stop by Booth #1843 to learn more.***

Stop by the SMA booth, exchange business cards and speak with industry expert, Rusty Parks!  The first 100 attendees to chat with Rusty will receive a FREE copy of the SMA Visual Interpretation of the IRC Stair Codes


 Show Specials

  • Stop by the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) booth to register to win a FREE Balustrade Level I Instructional Class.  This instructional class focuses on teaching hand rail installation skills pertinent to the industry. We have already been to Missouri and Ohio! Join our mailing list at www.stairways.org to find out where the SMA is going to be next and to take advantage of this incredible educational opportunity.  


 Products

  • Association Membership
    Access the full benefits of the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMS) by becoming a member of the SMA.
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  • The SMA is dedicated to building the greatest resource of knowledge and tools contributing to the success of our Members and the Stair Industry.  Join our membership and gain the opportunity to network with other stairbuilders, access to convenient continuing education and training opportunities, and make a difference in the stair industry.  

  • Visual Interpretation - IRC Stair Building Code
    Receive a FREE copy of this Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) publication....

  • Stop by Booth #1843 to learn more about adding stair and railing work to the products and services you offer to your customers.  Stop by the SMA booth, exchange business cards and speak with industry expert, Rusty Parks!  The first 100 attendees to chat with Rusty will receive a FREE copy of the SMA Visual Interpretation of the IRC Stair Codes

  • Balustrade Level I Instructional Class
    This three-day class is intended for general woodworkers who want to learn basic installation of stairways and balustrades. Basic skills and principles of post-to-post balustrade installation will be taught using practical, hands-on methods....

  • Course Description:

    This course is designed to primarily introduce layout methods essential to Post-to-Post Balustrade installation.  It will include classroom instruction with hands-on layout instruction.The class will begin with a review of code requirements essential to balustrade layout, the stair parts to be used and the instructional paperwork that will accompany the learning process. The class will then progress to how to layout each part of the balustrade in both plan and elevation for cut stringer and closed/curb stringer.  Proper location, spacing, height and fastening methods of each component to create a strong code compliant Post-to-Post Balustrade will be included. Students will be working primarily with stock wood components, i.e. turned and box newels, pin and square top balusters, and 6010 rail.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Plan layouts of rail and baluster locations on flights, landings and at balconies on both open and curb stair configurations.
    2. Plan and vertical layouts of newels for both notched and surface mount applications.
    3. Plan layout options with baluster grouping and installation, landing tread, facia/apron, and trim.

    4. Rail layout for post connections and baluster/rail connections for both drilled and ploughed rails.

    5. Secure various hardware connection methods commonly used for posts, rails, and balusters.