The view from the Hyatt Regency in Maui set the tone for the week.

TCAA convention attendees were treated to product demonstrations as well as roundtable discussions and troubleshooting seminars.
The powers-that-be behind the 92nd annual gathering of the Tile Contractors' Association of America (TCAA) put a decidedly tropical spin on the event. To the delight of attendees, the four-day convention was held at the Hyatt Regency in Maui, Hawaii, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2000.

The well-attended convention - featuring exhibitors such as Dal-Tile, Custom Building Products, Mapei, and other powerhouses in the ceramic and stone industry - provided plenty of time for visitors to explore their surroundings, but made sure that the business of the day was taken care of as well.

Monday morning, following a state-of-the-industry address by Bob Daniels of the Tile Council of America (TCA), The Noble Co.'s Daryl Ball presented a troubleshooting seminar on preventing problems during installation. During the 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 sampled from a variety of roundtable 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.

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.