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Spanish tile manufacturers to exhibit at Cersaie

September 21, 2010
BOLOGNA, ITALY -- Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, is set to take place from September 28 to October 2, 2010 at the Bologna Fairgrounds in Bologna, Italy, and a contingency of Tile of Spain branded manufacturers will be among the exhibitors. As in years past, some of the largest tile producers in Spain will display their latest developments to an international audience.
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Cersaie 2010 set for Bologna, Italy

September 10, 2010
BOLOGNA, ITALY -- Cersaie 2010, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, will feature close to 1,000 exhibitors hailing from 34 countries and an approximate 1.9-million-square-foot show floor. The five-day trade fair, held this year from September 28 to October 2 at the Bologna Fairgrounds, is a showcase for cutting-edge products, modern designs and foremost trends.
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Trade show season kicks off

September 10, 2010

As fall approaches, another trade show season is set to begin. A week from now, I will be in Verona, Italy, touring the expansive exhibit halls at Marmomacc -- the world's largest stone exhibition.

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Florida Tile increases waste content in products

September 8, 2010
LEXINGTON, KY -- Florida Tile has developed and brought on-line a new scrap tile crushing facility which allows more post-production fired tile than ever to be crushed for reintroduction into the body of tile made at its Lawrenceburg facility.
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First North American Cosentino Center opens in Anaheim

September 8, 2010
ANAHEIM, CA -- Cosentino, a global leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, recently announced that it will launch its first Cosentino Center in North America in Anaheim, CA. Officially opening with a reception for industry leaders on Wednesday, September 15th, the new Anaheim center aims to enhance both the trade and consumer experience, and marks the launch of a greater plan to significantly expand Cosentino's presence in the U.S. market over the next year.
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Walker Zanger outreaches through social media

September 8, 2010
SYLMAR, CA -- Walker Zanger, one of the world's most comprehensive stone and tile companies, invites consumers to connect online through the company's new social media networks. Now engaging socially and maintaining a presence through Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp and YouTube, Walker Zanger aims to enhance its clients' online experience further with company information, project insights and inspirational ideas.
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Honors and developments at CaesarStone

August 23, 2010
NEW YORK, NY -- CaesarStone, a quartz surface manufacturer, recently held a "day of pampering" to promote its new Deep Ocean color. Attendees were treated to manicures and hand massages, breakfast appetizers and cocktails. Held at the Snaidero USA building in New York City, the event was hosted by stars of the hit Bravo design show "9 by Design," Bob and Cortney Novogratz.
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ITC displays a showcase of Italian stone at 2010 AIA Convention

July 26, 2010
MIAMI, FL -- The Italian Trade Commission (ITC), with the collaboration of the Italian regions of Liguria, Apulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Veneto, recently hosted a dimensional stone exhibition at the 2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention that was held last month in Miami, FL. The Italian booth displayed over 160 dimensional stone samples -- quarried in the six above-mentioned Italian regions -- as well as an exhibition of designer items carved in stone.

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Sicis opens Tokyo showroom

July 13, 2010
TOKYO, JAPAN -- Sicis, an Italian manufacturer of high-end mosaics, recently added Tokyo, Japan, to its worldwide list of showroom locations. The new 1,600-square-foot studio opened its doors in the city's Minato district on July 16 and 17, 2011.
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AIA and Hanley Wood form integrated media partnership

July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reached agreement on a five-year integrated media partnership with Hanley Wood, LLC that will increase the value of AIA membership as well as expand the reach and impact of member knowledge and expertise. The AIA/Hanley Wood agreement, unprecedented in its proposed use of digital media, integrates AIA member knowledge and thought leadership through Hanley Wood magazines, Web sites, events, the AIA Annual Convention, joint research initiatives and support for AIA chapters.
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