Alabama Stone Summit - April 4, 2024

Alabama Stone Summit
April 4, 2024

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Additional CEU Opportunity Available

Stone Industry Education

Take Your Organization to the Next Level

Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine are proud to offer a one-of-a-kind event to stone companies throughout Alabama!  You will benefit from a “Town Hall” environment that is tailored to the attendee and the topics most important to fabricators.

You will:

  • Review your current business practices and how they compare to others in the industry.
  • Find inefficiencies in your business and learn how to overcome those challenges.
  • Discuss what makes your company stand out in the marketplace.
  • Create a plan for taking your business to the next level.

Venue & Location


Triton Stone Group
4500 5th Avenue South Blg G
Birmingham, AL 35222
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Blake Christensen

Blake Christensen
Valley View Granite

Registration Fee


for Installers & Fabricators


for Suppliers & Stone Distributors

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Earn two free registrations

Non-Natural Stone Institute member companies who join prior to the seminar can send two employees free of charge (a $198 value). For more information about membership, go to or call 440.250.9222 and ask for membership team.


8:30 am


9:00 am

Welcome and Attendee Introductions

9:15 am

Building a Two-Page Strategic Plan

10:30 am


10:45 am

Better Communications through Effective Meetings


Host Presentation

12:10 pm

Facility Tour

1:30 pm

Incorporating Best Practices and Trainings to Meet Your Strategic Goals

3:00 pm

Closing and Reception

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Target Audience

Stone fabrication industry professionals, including business owners, marketing experts, and those eager to expand their businesses, connect with suppliers, and glean invaluable 'best practices' for successful operations.

Earn CEU Credits

Take advantage of this FREE special workshop the day before the stone summit!

Wine & Stone

April 3rd, 2024

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Separate registration required for CEU course

Mark Meriaux

Mark Meriaux
Natural Stone Institute 

Red or white, sweet or dry? The Wine & Stone presentation was developed as a unique way to show attendees what factors make stone hard or soft, veined or patterned, etc. For example, nutritionally restricted limestone soil gives more acidity to the wines grown there. Mineral composition also comes into play when talking about the characteristics of stone. Marbles are composed primarily of calcium carbonate which makes them less resistant to chemicals such as acids and bases. Find out more interesting facts that determine the characteristics of wine & stone!

  • Find out how formation and mineral composition affect the characteristics of natural stone as a building material.
  • Compare and contrast similar types of stone.
  • Learn how to create appeal for natural stone by telling the interesting stories about how and why they look and perform differently than each other.
  • Learn how climate and soil factors affect the flavor and acidity of wine.


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