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ISFA Fabricator Crawl: A Chicagoland Roundtable Event
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 1:00 PM to Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 9:00 PM CDT
Category: ISFA Events

Join ISFA July 18-19 in Chicago for a super-sized roundtable event, a Fabricator Crawl! This two-day experience includes three shop tours, two facility tours, live demonstrations, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions and a little fun in the Windy City. From add-on sales to digital templating to streamlining production with automation in the shop, you won’t want to miss the biggest fabricator-focused event of the summer.

Hop on the bus and crawl your way through Chicagoland to learn ways to increase productivity and improve profitability using the latest advancements in fabrication technologies.

Tuesday, July 18th
Time Destination Location
2:00 PM Stonecrafters Shop Tour Lakemoor, IL
3:45 PM Groves, Inc. Facility Tour,
Material Handling & Safety Discussion
6:00 PM Dinner at Bulldog Ale House McHenry, IL 
 Wednesday, July 19th
Time Destination Location
10:00 AM GMD Surfaces Shop Tour Mokena, IL
12:00 PM Lunch at Laser Products Industries (LPI) Romeoville, IL
12:30 PM LPI Facility Tour,
Digital Templating Workshop,
Software Integration Discussion
Romeoville, IL
2:30 PM The Countertop Factory Midwest Shop Tour,
Power of Add-on Sales Discussion
Addison, IL
7:00 PM Dinner and activity at Topgolf Schaumburg, IL


Member Fabricators: $49
Non-Member Fabricators: $99 includes a 3-month trial membership
Associate Members: $399

Price includes shuttle transportation to crawl destinations, meals, and Topgolf activities.




Stonecrafters has been in the business of custom stone fabrication and installation for over two decades with the vision to be the supplier of choice for custom stone products to homeowners, builders and designers in Chicago’s northwest suburbs who demand quality, responsive service and integrity.

The company is proud to operate a state-of-the-art stone fabrication facility, but the real difference is the employees. They tend to every detail of a project to ensure customer satisfaction; they create “The Stonecrafters Difference.” The stone fabrication staff is trained to operate the most advanced production equipment in the industry to provide quality craftsmanship and responsive service regardless of the project’s complexity. They take pride in their ability to master the most challenging aspects of stone installation, like caulking, sealing, precision seaming and more.

Groves Incorporated

Groves, Inc.Groves Inc. has been a leader in material handling and storage solutions for the stone industry for over 20 years.

On this tour, see transport racks in action and discuss ways in which you can improve shop safety. 


  GMD Surfaces

GMD SurfacesGMD Surfaces is committed to providing its customers with the highest value, quality and customer service. Located in Mokena, Ill., GMD Surfaces uses state-of-the-art technology, including accurate laser measurements, robotic cutting machines, CNC miter saws, and in-line polishers. GMD Surfaces caters to commercials and residential projects, large and small.

GMD Surfaces stocks more than 60 colors in the showroom, offering various products, including quartz, granite, quartzite, porcelain, Dekton, marble and more.


Laser Products Industries

LPIGet a glimpse into the production and testing of the LT-2D3D laser templating system, as well as get hands-on with digital templating using the LT-2D3D and the new LT3Raptor software in LPI's 2,000 square foot training center.


The Countertop Factory Midwest

The Countertop Factory MidwestThe Countertop Factory Midwest (TCF) was built on the belief that “the Customer is the boss” and that delighting every customer should be the company’s top priority. From its beginnings in 2005, TCF has become one of the largest countertop fabricators in the Midwest. They serve customers throughout the Chicago metro area, surrounding suburbs, and southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. In 2021, TCF entered the Arizona market with locations in Tucson and Phoenix.

TCF proudly delivers over 20,000 jobs each year, and the company attributes its success to its focus on delivering high-quality countertops combined with world-class customer service.



July 18
Hampton Inn
1555 S Illinois Rte 31, McHenry, IL 60050

July 19
Hilton Garden Inn
551 N Swift Rd, Addison, IL 60101

Thank you to our Sponsors

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