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Dates of first SFA Soapstone Quarry tour announced

January 17, 2013
The SFA former Executive Director and current workshops director, Dan Riccolo, announced on Friday that SFA joined forces with Alberene Soapstone Co. in Virginia to host the first ever SFA Soapstone Quarry Tour and hands-on fabrication workshop at the Alberene facility.SFA SOAPSTONE QUARRY TOUR

The Alberene Soapstone Co. is the only American Soapstone quarry, and for many fabricators, this product will qualify for LEED points. The reopening of this quarry will bring jobs back to the U.S. and affords Americans an opportunity to "buy American." A short history of the Alberene Soapstone Company can be found on its Web site.

"We are proud to be re-entering the market in a position to offer the quality and size slabs demanded by fabricators, finally offering American soapstone that competes with foreign supplier," said Richard S. Coyte, President of Alberene Soapstone.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15. There is a block of rooms available to reserve until March 1, 2013 at the Hampton Inn in Charlottesville, VA. To learn more and to book a room, visit http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hampton-inn-charlottesville-CHOVAHX/index.html.

Alberene Soapstone suggests flying into the Charlottesville, VA, Airport. For more information, go to http://www.gocho.com/. The second best airport to fly into is Richmond. Find out more at http://www.flyrichmond.com/.

The SFA will be providing luxury motorcoach transportation from the hotel to the Alberene facility both days. The SFA will also be providing lunch on Thursday and Friday for attendees.

All attendees will receive a voucher,