The first morning, following a state-of-the-industry address by Bob Daniels of the Tile Council of America, The Noble Company’s Daryl Ball gave a troubleshooting seminar on preventing problems during installation. That evening, TCAA President John Sekora presided over the convention’s dinner dance, where the annual “Project of the Year” awards were presented.
The next day, visitors found a variety of round-table discussions, ranging from “Dollars and Sense through Strategic Planning and Problem Solving” to “Keeping the Good Ones,” a segment devoted to employee retention, available for them to attend. Throughout the convention, sponsors and other exhibitors held court in the hotel’s conference room, displaying their most popular lines and the latest in product developments.
In and around the convention programs, attendees could and did experience a variety of tour and interactive experiences, including submarine rides, golf, evening sails on a catamaran, and a number of other island activities.
The 2001 convention of the TCAA is scheduled for Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Baltimore, Md.