The 2017 stone education series -organized by MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World- made a stop in Memphis, TN, for the first time. The all-day event, which was hosted by Pacific Shore Stones, drew 28 fabricators from 18 different companies.
Natural stone quarrying in southern Found du Lac County, WI, has an extensive history that dates back to the early 1800s. Hamilton Lime & Stone, which was originally incorporated on October 30, 1935, was first owned by a local stone craftsman by the name of Torson Johnson.
With the hazards of working in the stone industry always a concern and OSHA tightening its rulings on silicosis, fabricators continue to implement procedures and emphasize to their employees the importance of safety in the work place.
Phoenix, AZ, and Houston, TX, were the first two cities to host the educational events where fabricators were presented the opportunity to learn the importance of knowing their job costs among other helpful tips
The first two events of the 2017 Stone Industry Education series - organized by the Marble Institute of America+Building Stone Institute (MIA+BSI) and Stone World - kicked off in Phoenix, AZ, on February 15 followed by Houston, TX, on March 9.
Taking some time to examine your fabrication operation to ensure the most effective procedures and equipment is being utilized to move stone products around the shop can result in a safer work environment and more efficient production process
As consumers continue to evolve with their wants and needs, so does the material handling industry. From larger countertops to more custom and innovative designs, it is a constant challenge for stone fabricators to keep their products and tools relevant and useful.
During a Marble Institute of America+Building Stone Institute (MIA+BSI) New York Metro Chapter meeting held this summer at Stone Source’s showroom in New York City, Mike Sawicki, vice president of commercial sales at Miracle Sealants Company in Arcadia, CA, addressed an audience about stone care and maintenance.
While granite remains a popular choice for many homeowners, fabricators and stone distributors catering to the high-end residential market are finding their customers to be more design savvy and come into their showrooms with a desire for a material that is unique and not a mainstream stone variety.