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Artisan group member is one of only a few Virginia fabricators to achieve MIA Accreditation

August 5, 2013
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SUFFOLK, VA -- Artisan Group member Trindco is one of the first stone fabricators in Virginia to be Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited. Accredited Natural Stone Fabricators represent the best companies that work on residential and commercial stone projects.Artisan Group member Trindco

 

"Trindco is now able to proudly display the accreditation logo, which symbolizes that they both are among the finest in the natural stone industry with respect to craftsmanship, safety and business practices," said Garen Distelhorst, the Accreditation Manager at the MIA.

 

"Success today depends not only on the expertise of your company, but also on the company you keep," said Hunter Adams, owner of Trindco. "Achieving accreditation from the MIA makes Trindco a member of a very fine company of fabricators. We are proud of this achievement because it is a reflection of the pride and dedication our employees have to the Artisan Group of premier countertop fabricators."

 

To become an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator by the MIA, a company must have successfully completed three phases of application. Phase one was the completion of a lengthy application that required the applicant company to provide various documents and references which ensure that the company is in compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the MIA Accreditation Commission.

 

Phase two required the company's qualifying agent (the designated company representative responsible for filing and maintaining accreditation records for the applicant company) to pass a 200-question multiple-choice test. The exam tested the applicant's knowledge and application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and maintenance, administration, legal/contracts, and jobsite and shop safety. The third phase was a comprehensive site visit, which included a facility review, document review and one or more installation site visits.

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