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Employee Handbook Toolkit now FREE to MIA Members

The Employee Handbook toolkit is the third of six toolkits from the MIA Management Toolkit series that has been added to the website over the past several months.


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Polycor obtains Alberene Soapstone Quarry

Polycor, a large and diversified granite and marble group in North America, has announced the addition of the Alberene Soapstone Co. to its portfolio and product offering.


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MSI completes 60,000-square-foot expansion in Atlanta

The new expansion adds an additional 60,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated to increasing the distribution capacity of MSI in the Southeast.


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Blanco wins two prestigious 2013 International Davey Awards for its product catalogs

Blanco, the German innovator of finely crafted sinks and faucets, has added two more distinguished honors to their list of accolades -- the 2013 International Davey Awards silver win for the Blanco 2013 showroom catalog and for the Blanco faucet brochure.


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New Granquartz store opens in the Dallas area

The store, located at 1400 N. Interstate 35E, has 3,500 square feet of warehouse and showroom space, and will allow the company to better serve customers across the region with stock on hand and experts in the store.


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MIA elects new officers and directors for 2014

Tony Malisani, of natural stone fabricator Malisani, Inc., has been elected President of the Marble Institute of America (MIA), the 1,600-member global organization representing the natural stone industry.


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MIA announces 2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

. The Pinnacle Awards recognize excellence in commercial, residential and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide.
Projects selected as winners must demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble, travertine, limestone and other natural stones.


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Valders Stone & Marble, Inc. and Eden Stone Company reach five-year mark for "no lost time injuries/accidents"

Related Wisconsin stone companies Valders Stone & Marble, Inc. and Eden Stone Co. announced that they have reached the five-year mark for "no lost time injuries/accidents."


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Stone industry veterans team up to form Indiana limestone processor

Seeking an outlet for quarrying Indiana limestone, long-time industry veterans Joe Dellacroce of Connecticut Stone and Brenda Edwards of TexaStone Quarries have invested in a stoneworking mill in Bloomington, IN


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Michael Reis tribute

On Friday, February 7, 2014, our long-time editor, colleague and friend, Michael Reis, passed away suddenly while vacationing with close friends in Jamaica.


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