Upcoming events

    • September 26, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 28, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

    The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association's Stair Academy proudly presents Stair Balustrade! This 3-day instructional class, hosted by SMA member Crown Heritage, focuses on post-to-post and over-the-post handrail installation theory and skills.


    This hands-on instructional class is sponsored by Crown Heritage and will take place at their Training Facility at 1708 Industrial Drive  |  Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697. The class spans three days from Monday, September 26 thru Wednesday, September 28, 2022 with a cost of $750 per student. 


    View the Course Overview here.

    View the Tentative Course Schedule here.


    Hotel rooms have been blocked with the Hampton Inn at 1300 Collegiate Drive  |  Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697. The negotiated rate is $120++ per night plus applicable fees and taxes. The rate includes complimentary WiFi, breakfast, and parking. NOTE:  The room block will close August 25, 2022

    Please call the hotel at 336-838-5000 to reserve your room at this discounted rate.  be sure to identify yourself as part of the SMA Stair Group to receive the discounted rate.  

    Booking your room at the Hampton Inn supports the SMA by helping us meet our commitment which enables us to continue to negotiate the best room rates.


    Wilkesboro, North Carolina can be reached by using the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).  You will then need to transport approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Charlotte airport to the Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.