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2024 Winter Meeting | February 25 - 27, 2024 | Palm Beach, FL

  • 25 Feb 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island| 3800 North Ocean Dr., Singer Island, Riviera Beach, FL 33404


  • 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 $200. We will invoice you.

    A cancellation / No Show fee of $250 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled after one week prior to the first scheduled event.
  • Sponsors are limited to 2 attendees.

    A cancellation / No Show fee of $250 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled after one week prior to the first scheduled event.

Registration is closed

Palm Beach Florida ResortFebruary 25, 26, 27, 2024

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
3800 North Ocean Drive
Singer Island, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

SUNDAY, February 25, 2024

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Special Evening Event at Steel Tie Spirits Co.

Join us to enjoy a special evening with small-batch spirits and snacks with our hosts from Gerdau.

Celebrate the breezy Florida air, the shade of the palms, and the smell of salt that drifts miles off the shore. Rooted in nature, Florida is a rich source for a high-quality ingredients and an obvious backdrop for our operation.

Our small-batch spirits are carefully flavored using all natural ingredients – no artificial colors, no fillers, no nonsense. Our grains and spices infuse to create distinct profiles, complex aromas and balanced flavors. If it doesn’t grow in the ground, it’s not in our bottles.

The authenticity in our line of spirits is as undeniable as our love of their source – the rich shores of Palm Beach County.

Transportation is on your own.
1615 Clare Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401



MONDAY, February 26, 2024

11:00  AM- 1:00 PM
CFA Board of Directors Meeting



Finding and Developing Your Workforce – Tackling the Challenges of a Difficult Labor Market

Please join our discussion on workforce development. Learn how High Steel leaned into their community and their employees by establishing High Steel University. Hear about the tipping point to starting the in-house school, the process of establishing the program and its contents, and the results High Steel has seen from their commitment. The American Institute of Steel Construction will also present on their marketing and workforce development initiatives including training and recruitment materials produced by them for AISC members. We will conclude with a table by table discussion on in-house recruitment and training and share practices discussed with the group.


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ocean Terrace, Marriott Palm Beach Resort

Sponsor Dinner & Reception

Join us at on the Palm Beach Marriott's Ocean Terrace for a wonderful dinner under the stars.


TUESDAY, February 27, 2024

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fabricator Round Tables + Breakfast + Large Group Debrief

Contact CFA with any topics you would like to see discussed via 
The Fabricator Round tables are limited to CFA members only. 


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.

Hotel Rooms:

CFA has arranged for a room block at the Palm Beach Marriott Resort. Please make your reservations for the entire event by registering with CFA. 

At this time as of 12-28-23 there are only Double room suites available. The rate for these are $638 per night. The rooms share a living room and kitchenette and have separate bedrooms so you may consider rooming with others.  See description of rooms here. 

IMPORTANT: When you register using our online system you should receive a registration confirmation within 30 minutes of online registration.

If you DO NOT receive a registration confirmation, it likely did not go through.

Please contact Julie Metsker at the office to confirm receipt of your registration if you do not receive an email confirmation.


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

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