March 22, 2011
The Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) prestigious Pinnacle Awards honor stone companies around the world for projects that noticeably stand out above the rest. The Pinnacle Awards competition drew a record number of entries in 2010, while also presenting the largest number of awards in its many-year history.
March 9, 2011
The Natural Stone Council recently acknowledged the generous donations of stone industry members who have contributed to the organization's efforts. The Natural Stone Council is a collaboration of businesses andRead More
March 8, 2011
The Marble Institute of America, Inc. (MIA) has announced that Joe Durfee, Assistant Production Manager at Great Lakes Granite & Marble in Redford, MI, is the 2010 recipient of the MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award.
March 3, 2011
CASTELLO DI GODEGO, ITALY -- Breton group, a leader in the production of advanced stoneworking machines, has implemented a photovoltaic systems from ESPE srl, a leading figure in the renewable energy field.
February 22, 2011
The Italian Stone Pavilion has been set for
Coverings, which will take place at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas,
NV, from March 14 to 17, 2011. It will be located in Hall A -- Aisles
February 21, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- A designer's vision for using stone and tile in a project is only as good as the installer's workmanship. That industry axiom will be well illustrated during Coverings 2011, which will be held from March 14 to 17 at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, with the presentation of the Installation Design Showcase. A combined live-action demonstration and exhibit, the Showcase will feature conceptual bath vignettes by three leading designers, and their creations will take shape in full view of Coverings attendees as some of the most experienced tile contractors working today apply their skills to the installation. The National Tile Contractors Association, a Coverings co-sponsor, helped to spearhead this initiative, which is in its second year, and several of its members who are Five Star Recognition status are participating. The build begins a few days ahead of the official opening of the show, and will be completed by end of day Tuesday, March 15. The exhibit will remain through the show's close.Read More
February 17, 2011
"LIVE" update from the Vitoria Stone Fair in Brazil
The Vitoria Stone Fair is currently taking place in the stoneworking region of Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, and exhibitors are reporting an uptick in attendance from North America.
February 1, 2011
Among the many innovations at the recent StonExpo event in
Las Vegas, NV, Polishing Pro Systems, LLC displayed its patent-pending system for
stone polishing. This system -- available through Braxton-Bragg at
www.braxtonbragg.com -- allows professionals and homeowners to polish
countertops or floors without any special tools or experience. The compound is
all natural, with no chemicals or acids. A two-part video of the product has
been posted at Stone World's You Tube
Channel, and it can be accessed by visiting www.YouTube.com/StoneWorldMagazineRead More
January 21, 2011
Since 1987, a committee of stone industry veterans has worked
to select the winner of the Stone World Magazine
"Fabricator of the Year" Award, and the 2010 edition of the award will
be presented on Tuesday, January 25, at 4 p.m. during StonExpo in Las Vegas, NV.
The award will be presented at Stone World's
Booth at StonExpo (# 1891), and complimentary beer will be served at the event.
Please join our staff for a cocktail during StonExpo, as we present this
prestigious award to a deserving member of the industry.Read More
January 12, 2011
Vegas performer, Big Elvis, will return to StonExpo
this January to entertain attendees at the Marble Institute of America's
(MIA's) Member-Only Happy Hour. Big Elvis first performed for MIA members
at StonExpo 2006. People in attendance that evening have been clamoring
for his return engagement, and this January, their wish will come true.Read More