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Our membership is global, representing fabricators from 13 different countries, and ISFA fabricators are the best of the best, adhering to the ISFA code of ethics, and ISFA’s fabrication standards. ISFA is the only surfacing trade association with published standards for both Solid Surface and Quartz fabrication.

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Installing Profitability Workshop May 11, 2022

Installing Profitability Podcast + Workshop: Managing by the Numbers

ISFA's Installing Profitability Series featuring features Eric Tryon and is sponsored by BACA Systems. Each Installing Profitability podcast will have a workshop coinciding. Listen to the podcast and then attend the related workshop to gain further insights and discuss implementation strategies. Listen in on the Installing Profitability episodes and then join us for the workshops! The workshops are FREE to ISFA members and friends of BACA Systems. Find more information at www.isfanow.org.
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ISFA Industry Roundtable May 23, 2022

ISFA Industry Roundtable: Kohler, Wisconsin

What better location to come together with industry peers to learn about new materials, new fabrication techniques, business practices strategies and more than the awe-inspiring Destination Kohler?! It'll start with a tour of the impressive three-level Kohler Design Center, along with a cocktail reception at The Baths of Blackwolf Run Putting Course and a welcome dinner at River Wildlife. A full day of learning and networking opportunities will include a Kohler Factory tour, two roundtable sessions, and leisure time at the world-class golf course, Whistling Straits or the Kohler Water Spa. What key metrics are you measuring and how? How are you using these measurements to encourage performance to reduce costs and time? Examine these topics and best practices as a group during roundtable discussions. This is an ISFA Industry Roundtable Event you won’t want to miss! For more information and to register, visit www.ISFAnow.org.
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ISFA Mixers May 26, 2022

ISFA Mixer May 2022

What is the number one thing a fabricator who is starting out should be tracking? How are you using these measurements to encourage performance to reduce costs and time? Join the conversation at ISFA’s next Mixer on May 26! Those who attended ISFA’s Kohler Roundtable Event will share what was discussed on the topic of Identifying Metrics and together we can continue the discussion! This is a hybrid event. If you are local to the Milwaukee, WI area and want to attend in-person at Cosentino’s Milwaukee Center, please contact Adam Smith at adams@cosentino.com. If you have a specific question you want to be addressed at the Mixer, let ISFA know and they’ll add it to the agenda.
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Educational Opportunities June 7, 2022

Mineral Surfaces Training + ISFA Industry Roundtable

Porcelain, Sintered Stone, and Ultra-Compact Surfaces are growing in demand. All leading indicators suggest that these products will overtake Quartz in popularity. You can ensure your fabrication company’s future success by becoming an expert in these products today. ISFA is pleased to partner with FLOFORM Countertops to provide expert fabrication training for this rising surface category. Full kitchen and vanity fabrication training will include layout, cutting, polishing and installation parameters and guidelines, as well as chip and scratch repair and more. In-shop training will include layout details, handling and moving panels, saw setup, blade specifications and cutting speeds. Registrants who complete the training will receive an ISFA Certificate of Completion. On the final day, we will hold an Industry Roundtable Event and FLOFORM Countertops facility tour. Roundtable discussions will be centered around the questions: How does the porcelain category fit my business? Can this material category help my fabrication business mitigate labor challenges, material shortages and inflation? Find out more and register at www.ISFAnow.org.
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Educational Opportunities June 22, 2022

Park Industries Presents the 2022 Digital Stoneworking Expo

Fabricators can “Up Their Game” at the June Digital Stoneworking Expo Park Industries invites countertop fabricators from across North America to join them in Denver, Colorado as their Digital Stoneworking Expo™ returns to an in-person event. It will be a two-day event, June 22 – 23 to tour local shops, watch CNC demos, hear from guest fabricators speakers and learn what “going digital” will mean for your shop. Key Topics to include: Define Shop Bottlenecks and determine where to start improvements Determining Your ROI – Is it worth it for me? Digital Fabrication: From Slab to Fab Two Guest Fabricators share their going digital stories Demonstrations from Laser Products, SPEEDlabel, and Moraware  Tour these automated shops from the Denver area to watch CNC machines in action: InStone Granite & Marble Rocky Mountain Stone Designs Stone Distribution Center Stephanie Kadlec, director of marketing at Park Industries comments, “We’ve been hosting the Digital Stoneworking Expo since 2007 and are very excited to finally be bringing this event back, in-person, in beautiful Denver!” There is no charge to attend this expo, but space is limited and is expected to fill up fast. Learn more and register now at www.parkindustries.com/dse.
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