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Gettysburg, PA - ISFA Solid Surface Industry Roundtable
ASST
350 South St
McSherrystown, PA 17344
United States

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Thursday, August 15, 2019
Category: ISFA Events

Gettysburg, PA - ISFA Solid Surface Industry Roundtable

Solid Surface fabrication is alive and well, and projected to grow through 2027!  Join us for an ISFA Solid Surface Industry Roundtable event hosted by A.S.S.T. August 13th-15th, 2019.  We’ll tour the A.S.S.T. fabrication shop, spend time in Roundtable style discussion focused on Commercial Solid Surface needs, best practices, and opportunities.  If you manufacture, fabricate, distribute, or participate in the Solid Surface Industry in any way, you won’t want to miss this unique and special ISFA Roundtable!  A.S.S.T. is also located a convenient 20 minutes from Gettysburg, PA, so we’ll also fit in a fun ghost tour and evening out together exploring historic Gettysburg, PA.  Register today to reserve your spot!  Join us in Gettysburg, PA in August to receive education from industry professionals and engage in meaningful dialog with industry peers.  

Cost: $249 member / $349 non-member 
Non-members can receive a special promotional savings of  $200 by registering to become an ISFA member and attending this Industry Roundtable event.  

Hotel Info:
Gettysburg Hotel
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA17325
717-338-5405

Link to reserve special group rate - https://www.hotelgettysburg.com/

  • Click on Reservations tab at top of screen
  • Go to Add Code and select Group Attendee
  • Group Code is ISFA081319
  • Click on Add and follow the prompts to make a reservation 

Click here to Register

Thanks to our Sponsors:

      A.S.S.T        Wilsonart   

TMI Logo             Krion

  Dupont                   Aristech

 Solid Surface Roundtable Agenda

               August 13th-15th, 2019

Tues. August 13th

All Day Arrivals: 
If by air, recommended airports are Baltimore Washington International (BWI) or Harrisburg

The Gettysburg Hotel (Group Room Rate/Block under ISFA)
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg PA 17325
717-338-5405

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Group Dinner:  Location TBD

 

After Hours:  The Battle of Gettysburg

Before we’re “3 sheets to the wind” we’ll discuss who produces the best sheet.  Solid Surface manufacturers are invited and encouraged to participate in this lively discussion. What solid surface brands will lead us into the future?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed. August 14th

 

 

Transportation to: ASST

 *Shuttle from hotel at 8:00am*

                   

 

350 South St.
McSherrytown, PA 17344

 

8:30am – 9:00am

Introductions

Round Robin| All Attendees

Please Be Prepared to Share:

  1. Name/Company
  2. What’s Your Story? - How did you end up in the Business?
  3. Where is your favorite place on earth?

Conference Room

9:00am – 10:00am

How to get the Work – Part 1

Commercial Solid Surface projects can be won in a multitude of ways.  From public or private bidding processes, to Casework/Millwork relationships, to architect and designer referrals, the possibilities are endless.  As a group, we’ll compare notes on close rates by sales process.  *Kevin Casterline will kick off this conversation by sharing his unique and clever strategies*

Conference Room

10:00am – 11:00am

How to get the Work – Part 2

You’ve mastered countertops, sills, components, and done a few reception areas.  What do you need to do to break into the bigger projects with exteriors and wall cladding and design elements?  *Russ Berry will kick off this conversation by sharing his experience in working with the A&D community*

Conference Room

11:00am – 12:00pm

Helping the Design Process through Education

While solid surface arguably has the least amount of limitations for fabrication, it does still have limitations.  In this segment, we’ll discuss pain points we’ve experienced through quoting, building, and delivering solid surface projects.  The information gathered will be used to create an educational video for the A&D community.

Conference Room

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Lunch- Presentation of ASST

Conference Room

12:45pm – 1:45pm

ASST Shop Tour

With a very unique layout and process, ASST will demonstrate their thermoforming method and use of their 5-Axis machine.

  

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Quick Break

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Shop Layout and Processes / Methods

How do you work today?  Are you using lean methodology?  Work Cells?  Big equipment or manual processes?  Attendees should bring pics of their own shops and best practices to share, along with input on their favorite tools and methods.

Conference Room

 

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm

AWI Specifications and QC Standards

Commercial Solid Surface fabrication is largely measured against AWI specifications and QCP.  We’ll discuss the specifications required along with the methods and processes for measuring and ensuring accuracy and quality.

Conference Room

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Around the Horn

In round robin fashion, we’ll invite each attendee to review their key takeaways from the day.

 

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Return to Hotel

We’ll break to re-charge, check email, and rest up before a fun evening out.

 

7:00pm –9:30pm  

Group Dinner & Ghost Tour at Farnsworth House
401 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, PA

 

Thurs. June 6th

 

 

All Day Departures at your leisure
Optional Activities - 
Explore Gettysburg: https://www.destinationgettysburg.com/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-gettysburg-pa.asp

 

Contact: Amy Miller at 888-599-ISFA, ext. 1 or [email protected]