Trade groups to host joint conference in January

The Florida Building Material Association (FBMA), the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA), and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) will host a Joint Winter Education Conference Jan. 21 to 24 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.

The educational program will include a number of sessions and speakers, including “The Elephant in the Room:  How the Global Financial Crisis Will Reshape the Housing Industry,” presented by Jim Dunn, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Okla.; “An Economist’s View of the Return of the Housing Market,” presented by Roger Tutterow, chief economic adviser to the Henssler Financial Group and professor of economics at Mercer University; and “Planning, Evaluating, and Adjusting Your Business Lifeline,” presented by Kirk Grundahl, president and founder of Qualtim Inc., a structural components industry marketing, management, and technology consulting group.

Agolf tournament and networking events will round out the conference. For more information, visit the FBMA at

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