Volume 47 - Issue 6  July-August 2008


IWF 2008: Large and In-Charge
IWF, the largest woodworking technology trade show in the Western Hemisphere, will take place Wednesday through Saturday, August 20-23, 2008, in Atlanta. Distributors and dealers should learn more about this show at which they can receive valuable educational information as well as gather new product information, especially on machinery. 

Special Stairway Manufacturers’ Association Section
The Next Step

SMA director of operations Wendy Jozwiak discusses the value of being an SMA member.

Roll out the Red Carpet
To some, a stairway is just a means of getting from one level to the next. But to the members of the Stairway Manufacturers’ Association (SMA), a stairway is much more than just an assembly of stringers, treads, risers and such; it's a work of art and craftsmanship.

Picture Perfect
Looking for new stairways, stair parts, stair machinery, epoxies, attic stairs or software to make stairs? Then look no further than this section that highlights products of the Stairway Manufacturers’ Association.

Stair News
Read the latest information on the Stairway Manufacturers’ Association’s 20th Annual Conference and more.



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The Stairway Manufacturers’ Association decided it was time to pay homage to its finest artists and their timeless projects with the first ever SMA Staircraft Awards. Seattle Stair & Design, pictured on the cover, was awarded for this entry in the curved/spiral stairway category. This project was located in Hawaii. 

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