When a group of fabricators and other stone industry members come together at a fabricator forum, it immediately becomes an arena for an exchange of ideas, experiences, advice and solutions. With evolving technology, a shortage of qualified workers and the introduction of alternative stone surfaces such as sintered stone products and porcelain slabs, owners and managers of fabrication shops face many new challenges daily. For these reasons, forums provide an opportunity for industry members to hear and learn from each other. The latest event of this kind was held during Coverings 2019, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from April 9th to 12th.
Moderated by Tony Malisani of Malisani Inc. in Great Falls, MT, the fabricator forum also included a panel of leading industry veterans: