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.
In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an article on how government agencies are teaming with stone industry professionals to provide safe work environments. Also check out some features on quartz surfacing.