As an aim toward offering contractors the opportunity to learn about new products, methods and processes, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is holding its 4th annual Total Solutions business and technical conference Oct. 11-13. A free event that will also celebrate the association’s 60th birthday, NTCA’s Total Solutions will be held at St. Pete Beach, Fla. and will include high-profile speakers, hands-on demonstrations and golf and fishing tournaments.

The association will use the occasion for its NTCA Awards Dinner, honoring its 2006 NTCA Tile Person of the Year, two NTCA Ring of Honor inductees and other distinguished industry personnel.

In conjunction with a sponsors reception, NTCA will repeat its “tabletop displays” tradition at the event, offering prizes such as Playstations, Nintendo Wii players and iPods to award attendees at the reception. For more information, visitwww.tile-assn.comor contact (601) 939-2071 or