By Fabricators,  for Fabricators



Winter CFA Meeting: February 11-12, 2019 Scottsdale, AZ

  • 11 Feb 2019
  • 3:00 PM (CST)
  • 12 Feb 2019
  • 1:00 PM (CST)
  • Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale


  • Must be an employee from a CFA member company to qualify for a free attendance. CFA limits companies to having 2 company employees attend as a portion of their dues.

    Spouses and significant others as well as employees above 2 will be charged $150. We will invoice you.

    A cancellation fee of $175 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled after Wednesday, February 6 at Noon.

    No shows will also be invoiced a fee of $175.
  • Sponsors are limited to 2 attendees.

    A cancellation fee of $175 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled after Wednesday, February 6 at Noon.

    No shows will also be invoiced a fee of $175.

Registration is closed

February 11-12, 2019

Saguaro Hotel
Scottsdale, AZ

$179 per King room

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Special Event
6:30 – 9:00 PM
~Hosted by Peddinghaus

In the Agave Room of the Saguaro Hotel
Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:30 PM

Monday February 11, 2018
Noon -  2:30 pm
CFA Board of Directors Meeting

Lantana 1

**3:30 PM – 5:30 pm
General Session

Anchusa 1

TOPIC: Robotic Assembly & Welding for Structural Steel

Automated welding has long been a cost saving solution executed within manufacturing facilities, and it has finally made its way into structural steel fabrication.  Past challenges in the unique aspects of structural steel weld elements have been revolutionized by robotic assembling and welding technology. Robotic welding is now sparking a revolution in the structural steel fabrication industry.


Dr. Andreas Hofer, Managing Director - Zeman Bauelemente - Mechanical Engineering for Structural Steel Fabrication

Born in Vienna, made his doctorate in economical science and gathered profound experience with Energy Generation, Water Treatment and Thermal Façade Insulation Technologies.

Since 2005 active as Managing and Sales Director at Zeman Bauelemente - Mechanical Engineering for Structural Steel Fabrication.

A part of Zeman Group, a high-class steel building company with 50 years’ experience, Zeman Machinery knows the needs of steel builders and provide solutions for the most important steps of structural steel fabrication

Steve Grandfield, Executive Vice President - Prospect Steel, A Division of Lexicon

Originally from Australia, graduated with honors from the University of Tasmania with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1995 and moved to the United States in 2003 where he began working for Prospect Steel.  Steve is the Executive Vice President at Prospect Steel, a division of Lexicon Inc. and oversees all aspects of steel fabrication and erection for the company.  Prospect Steel is one of the largest, most sophisticated and progressive structural steel fabrication and erection contractors in the country over the past 30 years. 

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsor Dinner & Reception

The Roaring Fork
4800 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Roaring Fork's Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. In the Old West, the best food was prepared on a simple wood fire. This same spirit, freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish we serve. Select from lamb, chicken, beef, pork and fresh fish entrees all perfectly prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Fabricator Round Tables - Breakfast

La Plaza Foyer

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Large Group Discussion

Contact CFA with any topics you would like to see discussed via

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PEER LEARNING GROUP Session (for committed members only)


There is an additional Annual fee to participate in the Peer Group. Unless you have paid this fee, please do not sign up for this portion of the meeting. Committed participants will receive a separate agenda and communication regarding the Peer Group session within the next week or so.

Committed companies can bring up to 2 participants

Lunch will be provided.

Please plan to attend the complete session until 1:00 pm

Download a printable agenda here

Central Fabricators Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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