AUSTIN, TX -- The fourth annual Artisan Group meeting and industry showcase was again held at Architectural Granite & Marble's headquarters in Austin, TX.  

The show featured some of the top exhibitors of the industry, including Dupont, Blick Industries, Elkay and more. The group meeting included a motivational speech by Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen, who reminded members to live up to a higher standard. 

Following the meeting and industry showcase, Artisan Group members and exhibitors were treated to an acoustical performance by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Drew Womack.  

"We always have a great time getting together to celebrate our successes of the past year, and our plans for the next year," said Chad Seiders, Artisan Group Executive Director. 

"However, this year was even more cause for celebration because we have accomplished our goal of becoming the first stone group to achieve 100% Marble Institute of America Accreditation. This was a big commitment we made years ago to have all 34 member companies complete the accreditation process, raising us to an elite group in the stone industry. We also were thrilled to have such a great group of exhibitors at our fourth annual tradeshow."

Newcomers to the show included: BACA Systems, DuPont, Tenax and Grothouse Lumber.