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2023 Mineral Surfaces Training
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:00 AM EST to Thursday, February 23, 2023
Category: ISFA Events

Mineral Surfaces Training

The Mineral Surfaces Training session in Knoxville, Tenn., provides a combination of hands-on training with the added opportunity to visit Crossville’s tile manufacturing facility to get a firsthand look at a porcelain slab distribution center. Attendees will also get to tour BB Industries' facility and engage in strategy and informational discussions about this increasingly popular category.

February 21-23, 2023
Knoxville, Tenn.


February 21 - Arrivals (travel day)
4:30 PM: Facility Tour and Welcome Reception at BB Industries

February 22
9:00 AM: Mineral Surfaces Training Session at Smokey Mountain Tops

Introduction and Objectives

  • Product specifics
  • Brands and manufacturers
  • Receiving, handling and shipping
  • Layout, cutting, polishing and installation parameters and guidelines
  • Chip and scratch repair

11:00 AM: Break
11:20 AM: Training continues


  • Layout details
  • Handling and moving panels
  • Saw setup, blades, and cutting speeds

 1:00 PM: Lunch at Shop
 1:45 PM: Installation
 4:30 PM: Clean up
 5:30 PM: Dinner at Calhoun's and Knoxville at leisure

February 23
 8:00 AM: Shuttle pick up at the hotel
 8:00 AM: Arrive at Crossville
 8:15 AM: Porcelain open discussion
 9:00 AM: Crossville facility tour
12:00 PM: Lunch (provided by Crossville)
12:30 PM: Shuttle back to hotel for those staying longer and airport for departures 3:30 PM or later

Registration Fees
Nonmember Fabricators: $299 (includes one-year ISFA membership, a $499 value)
Fabricator Members: $199
Associate Members: $399

What's Included

Registration fees include attendance at the training, two facility tours, shuttle transportation to and from the recommended hotel as outlined above, and meals during the event. Each participant is responsible for their accommodations, airfare, and arrival ground transportation to the hotel.

Additional Information

Accommodations: Please be certain to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to guarantee your accommodations. An agenda will be provided upon registration so that you can book your travel and accommodations in accordance with the program schedule.

Recommended Hotel: Marriott Knoxville Downtown
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2800


Sponsored by:

BB Industries  Crossville
Questions? Drop us a line at [email protected] or contact us at 888.599.ISFA.


Contact: Nancy Busch, 888-599-ISFA, ext. 1