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September 2023 Mineral Surfaces Training: Porcelain, Sintered, Ultra-Compact Materials
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 8:00 AM to Thursday, September 14, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT
Category: ISFA Events

Mineral Surfaces Education and Fabrication Training for Porcelain, Ultra-Compact and Sintered Materials


Tower Industries

Tower Industries
2101 Ninth Street SW
Massillon, OH 44647 
(Cleveland & Akron/Canton area)

Registration fees: SOLD OUT!


Primary Benefits

  • ISFA’s Mineral Surfaces Education and Fabrication Training for Porcelain, Ultra-Compact and Sintered Materials is designed to arm fabricators with the knowledge and fabrication skills they need to embrace these popular materials and meet the demand and desires of customers.
  • The training will help alleviate any fabrication challenges by learning best practices for perfect results.
  • Specific education on these materials will enable fabricators to demonstrate to their customers that they are experts on these materials at every sales opportunity.
  • Convenient centralized location at long-time ISFA member facility with experience in fabricating all surfaces and conducted by porcelain fabrication experts from Daltile.

Value Added

  • The training session includes a moderated Shop Safety Best Practices discussion with safety experts, Sheakley, a family-owned firm dedicated practical and innovative risk management and safety solutions that can enhance business while helping manage costs and maintain compliance.
  • Enjoy a group dinner, hospitality and tour at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton, Ohio.

Recommended hotel:

Double Tree Downtown Canton
320 Market Avenue
Canton, OH 44702

  • Special group rate: $109 plus tax (includes hot breakfast)
  • Use this link to book:
  • Availability is limited; book by 8/23/2023 to get this rate

Session Agenda

Wednesday, September 13
8:30 AM:
Check in at Tower Industries
9 AM-Noon: Education and Fabrication Training
Noon-1 PM: Lunch provided
1 PM-4 PM: Fabrication Training
5 PM-6 PM: Shop Safety Best Practices discussion at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with facilitator Kerry Klodt, general manager of Tower Industries, along with Sheakley, workplace safety consultants.
6 PM-9 PM: Buffet dinner and hospitality included (brought to you by Daltile and Kohler) with private tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Thursday, September 14
8:30 AM-12:30 PM:
Fabrication Training
12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Lunch and training completion certificates awarded
1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Fabrication Training and Tower Facility Tour

Meet Our Trainers & Facilitators

Training Expert

Raul AmatRaul Amat is the national manager, Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces for Daltile North America. Originally from Spain, sales and leadership expert Raul Amat moved directly from college to one of the biggest natural stone companies in the world. With a strong background of over 20 years of international experience in sales, training and development of large corporate teams, Raul moved to the USA in 2007 where he has helped several companies within the natural stone, countertop and flooring markets by leading their teams and expansion plans in the USA and Canada markets. Raul will be assisted by Rey Matos, the technical support and fabrication specialist for Daltile North America.

Shop Safety Best Practices Facilitator

Kerry KlodtKerry Klodt is the General Manager of Tower Industries whose personal mission is to empower and motivate team members to create a culture of excellence. Kerry began her corporate career at FedEx Custom Critical where she gained valuable experience in customer service, recruiting, safety, project management, leadership, and more. Joining Tower Industries in 2013, Kerry was afforded the opportunity to learn the business from every aspect, taking on various roles and projects utilizing her diverse skill set. Tower Industries are long-time ISFA members. Under her leadership, Tower Industries was awarded the Safe Plant of the Year 2022 by the ICPA.

SheakleySheakley is a workplace safety consulting firm that offers programs, policies and procedures to help establish safety standards, prevent injuries and illness and meet all applicable regulatory requirements for your industry. Sheakley will participate in the Shop Safety dialogue.

Thank you to our event sponsor

 Panorama by Dal-Tile

Contact: [email protected] or 888-599-4732