The board also voted to approve the creation of a new organizational structure of the StonExpo Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is "to fund and/or develop and conduct education and training programs concerning the selection, specification, fabrication and installation of natural stone." The Foundation's goals are to "increase the use of natural stone and significantly increase the flow of information on natural stone to the marketplace."
The StonExpo Foundation is funded by StonExpo, a premier industry trade show for stone, fabrication machinery and related equipment. As a non-profit entity, revenues generated by the show help fund industry support initiatives.
The next edition of StonExpo will be held December 4-6, 2003 in Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center. For more information, contact StonExpo Federation, Inc., 70 North Market Street, Mount Sterling, OH 43143; Phone: 740-869-9990; Fax: 740-869-9991, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.stonexpo.com.