AUSTIN, TX -- The fifth annual Artisan group meeting and industry showcase was again held at Architectural Granite & Marble's headquarters in Austin, TX on April 27 to 28, 2016. The show launched the group's newest product line, Aventine Quartz, as well as featuring some of the top exhibitors of the industry, including Park Industries and Kohler.

The group meeting included a workshop by Jaynie L. Smith, author of "Creating Competitive Advantage."  Following the meeting and industry showcase, Artisan Group members and exhibitors were treated to an acoustical performance by local band Warren Hood. 

"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 launched our own quartz line and have added two new member companies--Adobe Walls and Premier Countertops-- in our quest to have an Artisan Group member in each metro area."