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2015 SAIA ASC A11 Annual Meeting
November 11 -12, 2015

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association announces the 2015 SAIA ASC A11 Annual Meeting will be held at the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Headquarters, Kansas City, Mo., November 11 -12, 2015. 

The meeting is open to the public that have interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the design, manufacturing and performance testing related to scaffolding, shoring and forming products and related components and accessories. Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers and/or users.

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Location

SAIA Headquarters
400 Admiral Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
8:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday, November 12, 2015
8:30am – Noon


Accommodations:

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $139 USD per night.
Hilton President Kansas City
1329 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64105

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=MCIPRHF&corporateCode=2653448
Hotel: Hilton President Kansas City
Company Name: Robstan Group Inc


First Timer?

Is this your first time attending the ASC A11 Annual Meeting?

First of all, WELCOME! The SAIA and A11 Main Committee applaud you for taking your commitment to the scaffold and access industry to the next level. We look forward to your participation!

What can standards do for my business?
By participating in standards development activities that affect your products and services – and by implementing standards and conformance tools that can help you streamline your processes and trim costs – you can continue to build your company’s market share and boost your bottom line.

Why should my staff spend company time on standards development?
When your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. You’ll gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. On almost any given day, a standards group or technical committee is meeting and making decisions that could affect your business. Shouldn’t you be involved?

But isn’t it expensive to participate?
In challenging economic times, some companies decide to downsize or even eliminate their standards development efforts. What they don’t realize is that re-starting their internal processes later can be much more expensive and time consuming than maintaining a well-functioning system. The companies who are most successful in their sectors recognize that standards and conformance are business tools that should be managed right alongside their quality, safety, and environmental policies.

What’s the worst that could happen?
If the U.S. private sector does not step forward to develop a standards and conformance solution to a key national priority, then the U.S. government will meet that need with a regulation. And from a market share point of view, it’s likely that your competitors are actively engaged in standardization. Without your influence and input, your competitors can dictate the way you will be doing business through the content of a standard. Worse yet, they can even include language that effectively standardizes your product off the market.

What should I do?
Make a resource commitment – time, money, and manpower – to the U.S. standardization system. Visit the Standards Boost Business website to show your support and read case studies about how other companies are relying on strategic standardization to get ahead in the global marketplace.

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