NTCA to Host Total Solutions 2006 in Las Vegas

Jackson, MS, July 18, 2006--For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas Hilton is the home to the National Tile Contractors Association’s (NTCA) annual meeting, Total Solutions from September 14-16. This free event started in St. Louis in 2004, offering contractors the opportunity to learn about new products, methods, processes, while networking in a relaxed, conducive environment with fellow contractors and other industry personnel. This year, Total Solutions will feature business and technical sessions as well as tabletop displays that present a range of products and services for contractors. A Contractor’s Forum on best practices in commercial and residential installations and an association update will complete the event. On Friday night, the NTCA Awards Dinner will recognize the 2006 NTCA Tile Person of the Year and two NTCA Ring of Honor inductees. In addition, several outstanding contractors will receive the 2nd Annual Best Practices Awards. For complete details and schedule as well as registration for Total Solutions and the Awards Dinner, visit the NTCA website at www.tile-assn.com or contact executive director Bart Bettiga at (601) 939-2071, email bart@tile-assn.com. Here’s a brief rundown of the Total Solutions schedule and the unparalleled educational, training and networking opportunities on the agenda this year: • Eric Astrachan/TCNA: Changes to the 2007 TCNA Handbook • Donato Grosser/consultant to Assopiastrelle: The U.S. Ceramic Tile Market (Past, Present and Future) • Charles Vander Koii: Estimating and Bidding • Dr. Frank Woeste: Understanding Code Compliance for Wood Systems • Scott Fleming/Oceanside Glasstile, Bill Klaser and Greg Andrews: Glass Tile - New ANSI Methods and Case Studies of Award Winning Projects •Tim Connelly/Custom Building Products, Art Mintie/LATICRETE International, Virgil Viscuso/ Innovatech Products and Equipment: Are Properly Prepared Substrates Still Important? •Dr. Albert Bates/Profit Planning Group: Results of the 2005 NTCA Profit Survey for Contractors •Larry Leiby: Current Contract Clauses and How to Get Them •Joe Still/Proflex: Balcony Restoration: Causes, Problems and Remediation •Michael Tucker/Blue Cove Technologies and Frank Gregg/BVH Gregg: Technology Systems for Contractors •Robert Dickson/TEC Specialty Products: Challenges and Solutions for Grout and Caulk •Alan Kin/Bonded Materials: ASTM, ANSI, TCA Specification for Dummies •Mike Micalizzi/MAPEIi: ISO 13007 Classifications •Steve Lima/Bostik: Handling Claims •Tim McDonald/Mer-Krete: Gypsum-Based Underlayments •Kathleen Scranton/EasyHeat: Opportunities in Radiant Heated Floors

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