On Tuesday, August 21, The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) together with the International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair (IWF), will hold a full-day, in-depth countertop symposium titled “Exploring Countertop Options: Turning Opportunity into Profit.” The event takes place in conjunction with IWF at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The Program is designed to provide a wealth of information to established countertop fabricators as well as cabinetmakers and casework providers who are exploring best practices for resourcing within the countertop market. Put on by ISFA, the presenters include the owners of successful countertop and architectural millwork companies who are well versed in the technology, techniques and business requirements of countertop operations.

The session will cover residential and commercial operations, and encompasses information on a variety of countertop materials. It includes discussions on materials, machinery, outsourcing vs. in-house fabrication and countertop trends.

Speakers include:

· Russ Berry, President: Allegheny Solid Surface Technologies & ISFA

· Mike Nolan, Director of Education: ISFA

· Dave Paxton, Vice President: Paxton Countertops

· Kevin Cole, Communications Director: ISFA

“This will be a great opportunity to gather intelligence on the countertop market as well get access to some of the greatest minds in the countertop industry today,” said ISFA President Russ Berry. “Anyone currently working in the realm of countertops or anyone considering it would really find this symposium of major benefit.”

In addition to ISFA and IWF, the event is also sponsored by Laser Products Industries (www.laserproductsus.com), which specializes in digital templating in the countertop industry, and Specialtytools.com (www.specialtytools.com), a provider of tools and supplies to fabricators of solid surface, plastic laminate, wood and stone.

For more information on the symposium or to register call (866) 229-2386 or go to www.IWFatlanta.com and click on the "Education" tab.

Source: ISFA

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