Southern Saw Filers' Educational Association



Our 2018 Annual Conference will be held
APRIL 20-21, 2018 

Hilton Garden Inn 

400 Mane Street W. Monroe, LA 71291 

Phone 318-398-0653


YOU’RE INVITED

The Southern Saw Filers’ Education Association will be holding their annual conference on Friday April 20th thru Saturday April 21st in West Monroe, Louisiana and 

WE NEED YOU THERE!


  THIS IS A GREAT          OPPORTUNITY TO


Ø   MEET WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY

Ø   LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES

Ø   SEE NEW PRODUCTS AND INNOVATIONS

Ø   SHARPEN YOUR TRADE SKILLS

Be sure to contact the hotel as soon as possible to 

reserve your rooms at Special Discounted Group Rates! 

For reservations, call 318-398-0653 or visit the hotel website at www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com 

Deadline for 

Group Rates is 

April 1st 

SO RESERVE YOUR ROOMS NOW!! 

Lots of other great events will be going on in Monroe and W. Monroe that weekend, so be sure and visit the 

Monroe & West Monroe Visitor's Bureau 

for more information!  

                           Event Location & Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe

Phone Number :  866-460-7456

Property Location
Located in West Monroe, Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe is in a rural location and within the vicinity of Ike Hamilton Expo Center and Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. This hotel is within the region of University of Louisiana at Monroe and Pecanland Mall.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 134 guestrooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-out.

Guest Speaker Ken Lloyd 
President, Peerless Saws

AWESOME GUEST SPEAKERS!!

We’ve been honored to have amazing Guest Speakers from renowned companies such as Peerless Saws, Oleson Saw, York Saw & Knife, Simonds International, U.S. Blades, M-Tech, BGR Saws, Lancaster Knives, Cutting Edge Tooling, Voestalpine, Vollmer of America, Cut Technologies, Burton Saw, BioLube, Williams & White, Smith Sawmill Service and many, many more!

Our main focus is to bring the technology, resources and information that today's saw filers need to be successful in the workplace. Relevant topics, along with new and innovative products, machinery, equipment, supplies and services are discussed, coupled with the newest approaches to the industry via product demonstrations, bring a level of knowledge and expertise that today's saw filer needs 

If you, or anyone you know of, is interested in speaking at this year’s event, or you know of a great topic we can present to our members, TELL US!! Without your feedback, the SSEA would cease to exist. This is a GREAT opportunity to give our members the information they need to be successful in today’s industry.  

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

 It is never too early to be thinking of topics for

discussion at our saw filing conferences. 

The more informative and educational our program is,

the happier our members are and

the better our overall attendance and support is!

Please contact SSEA President Brad Harris

SSEA Secretary/Treasurer Debra Smith or 

Debbie Hughes at 

southernsawfilers.info@gmail.com

with any ideas or suggestions!




     2018 AGENDA


The Southern Saw Filers Educational Association's Annual Conference 

will held April 20-21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Monroe, LA


Friday, April 20th ~ Educational Conference & Hospitality Function  

                   (The Hilton Garden Inn Conference Room will be available at 9am on Friday April 20th for vendors to set up their                                    displays. All vendors are encouraged to register for the conference during this time.) 

                       8:00 am --12:00 pm  Registration ~ Hotel Conference Room

                       8:00 am – 3:00 pm    Annual Golf Tournament: ~ Frenchmen's Bend Golf Course in West Monroe, LA (see above)

                       2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Registration – Hotel Conference Room

                       6:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Vendor Appreciation Night ~ Banquet in the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Conference Room

               Saturday, April 21st ~ Educational Conference Schedule 

     Following is the agenda for the SSEA Filers Meeting in West Monroe. 

     LADIES BINGO - If we have enough ladies attending, Ladies Bingo will start at 10:00 am Saturday morning. 

                                  We play until all of the door prizes are given away!


                          8:00 am -- 8:30 am  SSEA Filers Association Business Meeting & Officers Election

                          8:30 am -- 9:15 am  Franklin Goforth - Safety Presentation 

                          9:15 am -10:00 am  Steve Addington, Brunson Instuments -  Precision Optical Alignment Tooling

                         10:00 am -10:15 am  Morning Break

                        10:15 am - 11:00 am  Eddie Collins, Simonds International -  TBA

                        11:00 am --11:45 am   

                        11:45 am --  1:00 pm  Lunch for Attendees

                          1:00 pm --  1:45 pm  Shaun Loveless, Vollmer of America - TBA 

                          1:45 pm --  2:15 pm  Neal Davis, Hammertime Saws - TBA

                          2:15 pm --  3:00 pm  Michael Pickard, Oleson Saw & Knife - Our Current Economy With Regards to the Timber Industry

                           3:00 pm --  3:15 pm  Afternoon Break 

                          3:15 pm --  4:00 pm 

                          4:00 pm --  4:30 pm  SSEA Filers Association Annual Round Table Discussion. Bring any topics that you may want to 

                                                              discuss with your fellow Saw Filers. It is a good chance that they may have experienced the same 

                                                              situation in the past and can offer insight into helping you solve your problem.      


       LOCATIONS AND MAPS 


        Hilton Garden Inn Hotel   400 Mane Street,  West Monroe, LA 71291  (318)398-0653  Map


        Frenchmen's Bend Golf Course   1484 Frenchmans Bend Rd, Monroe, LA 71203   (318) 387-2363   Map



Please email Debra Smith or Debbie Hughes for more information on this year's event!


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