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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 - This event is SOLD OUT
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
Contact Jennifer Holmes at 717-338-5405 to reserve your room.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

      A.S.S.T        Wilsonart   

TMI Logo             Krion

  Dupont                   Aristech    Meganite


 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)
Contact Jennifer Holmes at 717-338-5405 to reserve your room.

3-5pm *Optional BONUS Event: SS Manufacturers Roundtable* We’ll discuss the SS industry and how ISFA can best support the growth and awareness of the category.  Event will be held at the Gettysburg Hotel conference room.

One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Group Dinner:  Dobbin House Tavern

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. 

Brands Attending:  Aristech, DuPont, Durasein, Krion, LG Hausys, Meganite, Wilsonart

 89 Steinwehr Ave

 

 

 

 

 

Wed. August 14th

 

 

Transportation to: ASST

 *Shuttle from hotel at 8:00am* 

350 South St.
McSherrytown, PA

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 – 9:45am

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

9:45am – 10:30am

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

10:30am – 11:15am

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

11:15am - 12pm

Civil War: Solid Surface 
Each Solid Surface brand will have the opportunity to share their brand’s story and value proposition.

 Conference Room

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch- BBQ in Pavillion behind ASST

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

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

  

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]