CLEVELAND, OH -- The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced that it will once again seek participation in its Fabricator Benchmarking Survey. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2014 and it is now easier than ever to participate - all that is needed is to answer a few straightforward business questions. All participants will receive a report that compares your fabrication company with similar firms. This report provides a basis for understanding and improving your firm's profitability. Many firms find this kind of report useful when working with lenders to discuss loans and lines of credit.

Due to the generous support of Cosentino U.S., Kohler Co. and Tenax U.S., participation is free for all stone fabricators. MIA membership is not required.

Participants will also be entered to win one of the following prizes:

  • One of 6 Moxie® showerhead+wireless speaker by Kohler
  • Hand grinder and set of pads from Granite City Tool
  • $250 MIA bookstore credit
  • Tenax variety pack
  • WEHA variety pack
  • $100 Visa gift card

This is the sixth fabricator survey and the feedback has been very encouraging.

"It tracks my key performance indicators and anonymously compares them to other fabricators of similar size."
Paul Menninger, Capitol Granite
LLC & Stone World's 2008 Fabricator of the Year

"We participate every year — it is a tremendous value!"
Dick Laliberte, Ripano Stoneworks Ltd.
Stone World's 2006 Fabricator of the Year

Contact the MIA at for a survey form, or stop by the MIA booth #4214 at TISE if you prefer to complete the survey on paper.