An extensive slate of Marble Institute of America (MIA)/Stone World seminars is in place for 2012, and they have been carefully planned to offer the stone industry valuable information that will help them in their day-to-day business.
Internazionale Marmi e Macchine (IMM) of Carrara, Italy, has presented the results of its analysis -- conducted at the end of 2011 -- to gather the opinions of Italian companies involved in the stone, technology and related industries to understand current trends underway, the repercussions of the recession and the industry in general.
With investments of more than $45 million and a 160,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art factory in Turkey, Belenco has introduced its 2012 Collection of quartz surfacing with 30 different colors and textures.
Ronald Alan Busse, who spent over 50 years in the natural stone industry, has been awarded the 2011 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Marble Institute of America (MIA). Busse accepted the award at the annual Marble Institute of America (MIA) Awards Luncheon held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.
Artisan Group has inducted two new board members: Kellie Akins, Sales & Marketing Manager of Innovative Surfaces in Minneapolis, MN, and Joe Hoffman, Jr., owner of Hoffman Fixtures Company (HFC) in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.