iQ POWER TOOLS CUTS TO THE CHASE ​at COVERINGS ‘18, including talk on new OSHA Silica Standard

Coverings 2018 is approaching (May 8-11th), and iQ Power Tools is preparing for a number of exciting events found only at this world-class exposition. The largest ceramic tile and natural stone trade exposition in the United States, featuring exhibitors from more than 40 countries, Coverings sets the stage for introducing the most innovative tile and stone products ​worldwide​. These include iQ Power Tools’ iQTS244, the World’s First Dry-Cut Tile Saw with Integrated Dust Collection.

The iQ team will be in full force at this year’s expo. Here is a look at where, when and how iQ Power Tools will be participating:

Exhibit Booth #7912 in the TCNA Hall

Located in the Tile Council of North America’s Hall, #7912, ​visitors will learn about iQTS244 Dry-Cut Tile Saw and its three-key accessories including: Miter Attachment, Extension Table and Vacuum Port. ​Most importantly, they’ll be able see the world’s first dry cut tile saw in action.

Location: Hall C, Booth 7201- Live Installation Demonstrations on Tuesday, May 8th at 12:50pm

A major feature at Coverings, ​live “how-to” classes ​are ​offered to attendees for an up-close look at how ​the top​ pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations. Attendees will see ​ways to​ install new products and learn techniques to make tile and stone installation more successful and financially rewarding.​ See how iQ Power Tool’s Dry-Cut Saw works in “real-world”.

Location: B314 – What the Tile Industry Needs to Know about the New OSHA Silica Standard, Wednesday, May 9th from 3 pm to 4:30 pm

iQ Power Tools’ President, Joel Guth will make a presentation on the hazards of silica and how to understand the OSHA Silica PEL.

Guth will be joined by fellow panelists, Martin Howard, Executive Vice President – Operations Tile, Stone and Pre-Construction at David Allen Company (Raleigh, NC) and Jim Olson, Assistant Executive Director of the National Tile Contractors Association (Jackson, MS).

Learning Objectives for this FREE one hour presentation include:

  •           Know the Hazard: Learn and understand the hazard and risks associated with silica exposure.
  •           Know the Standard: Learn and understand the OSHA PEL and what it means to you and your business.
  •           Know your Exposure: Learn and understand how to use air monitoring to measure silica exposure levels and understand the results.
  •           Know your Options: Learn and understand your options, including tools, work practices and educational resources for controlling silica exposure on your job sites

Register to win a FREE iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Tile Saw and Blade

From the show’s opening on May 8th ​through May 11th, attendees participating in a live saw demonstration at the iQ Booth #7912 will receive one entry to win iQ’s Dry-Cut Tile Saw with stand and blade ($1,740 value). Entries (attendee’s business card) must be validated by an iQ Representative. The first 100 entries will receive an iQ Tee-Shirt. The first 50 attendees completing the OSHA Silica Standard Presentation will receive an additional entry and an iQ Tee-Shirt.

Winner will be drawn at @12pm on Friday, May11th by one of the National Tile Contractors Association’s Regional Directors (Region 6) and  Five Star Contractor, Mr. Bradford Denny of Nichols Tile & Terrazzo Co., Joelton, TN.

For more information, contact Sarah Hurtado, Marketing Communications Manager | [email protected]

 

Editor for TileLetter, TileLetter Coverings, TREND and TECH publications.

Lesley Goddin has been writing and journaling since her first diary at age 11, and drawing and sketching since she could hold a pencil. Her penchant for observation led to her becoming a paid professional as a trade journalist, publicist and is editor for TileLetter. She has also written for Guideposts, Walls, Windows and Floors, Floor Covering Weekly, and Low Carb Energy.