Mark Meriaux has been hired as accreditation and technical manager, where he will have a blended role on staff managing the accreditation program and addressing technical inquiries from members and design professionals.
As most of you are aware, Stone World partners with the Marble Institute of America+ Building Stone Institute (MIA+BSI) to offer a series of educational workshops throughout North America over the course of a year.
Moderated by Eric Tryon of Premier Surfaces in Atlanta, GA, the “Town Hall” environment allowed attendees to participate in an open-forum session to address pertinent issues affecting their businesses today.
The Women in Stone webinar scholarship was created to help women advance their careers in the stone industry through education. It supports the program's mission to recruit, retain and advance women in the stone industry.
The program will bring stone summits to 10 cities, and will feature three distinct educational topics: stone shop administration, stone shop management and marketing success for fabricators. Each event will also feature the popular Fabricator Forum, which is newly redesigned to encourage more interaction and active participation.
Taking place November 3 to 5, and education November 2 to 5, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, East 2015 will be the industry's end of year opportunity to build partnerships, find products and services and close deals.
The Kansas City Stone Industry Education event is starting soon and Stone World magazine is excited to be with a great crowd of fabricators already networking with suppliers and vendors before the event.
Surfaces 2013 -- to be held in conjunction with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas -- is slated for January 29 to 31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The show, which also includes an extensive educational program that will be held from January 28 to 31, provides a place for thousands of floor covering retailers, distributors, installers, architects, designers and builders from around the world to gather and view the latest products, get vital education, network with other floor covering professionals and conduct business.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.