The Natural Stone Council (NSC) is sponsoring a webinar that provides a general overview of the new NSC 373 Standard for the Sustainable Production of Natural Stone  on Wednesday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST). Learn of the background and development process for the standard, as well as specific details on conformance and certification to the standards, and benefits of the standard to stone users, specifiers, suppliers and installers. To register, please visit:

Cosentino, a global leader in the production and distribution of innovative architectural and design surfaces, announced at its annual strategic conference that the company will end 2014 with a sales presence and fixed assets on five continents, a milestone achieved following the recent opening of a logistics platform in South Africa. Additionally, Cosentino expects to end the year with gross revenue of $684 million, representing an increase of 14.7% compared to 2013, with over 90% of its sales generated outside of its global headquarters in Spain.