ATLANTA - The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) and the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) are pleased to announce the addition of SolidSurface.com to the line-up of sponsors for the upcoming Countertop Symposium on Tuesday, August 21.

SolidSurface.com (www.solidsurface.com) is an online source for solid surface sheet goods. The company offers leading brands of full and partial sheets searchable by color, brand, pattern, size, and price. Users will also find color-matched adhesives, tools, sinks and soon the website will be announcing its “Countertop Pro Finder,” a resource for homeowners and other specifiers to locate professionals in their area. The company joins Laser Products Industries (www.laserproductsus.com), which specializes in digital countertop templating, and Specialtytools.com (www.specialtytools.com), a provider of tools and supplies to fabricators of solid surface, plastic laminate, wood and stone, as sponsors for the event, which is part of the IWF educational line-up and takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The full-day, in-depth countertop symposium titled “Exploring Countertop Options: Turning Opportunity into Profit” 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 of Allegheny Solid Surface Technologies (A.S.S.T) and ISFA

• Mike Nolan, Owner of Windbound Countertop Company and Director of Education for ISFA

• Dave Paxton, Vice President of Paxton Countertops

• Kevin Cole, Editor of Countertops & Architectural Surfaces magazine and Communications Director of 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.”

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.

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