Ohio Stone Summit – September 19, 2024

Ohio Stone Summit
September 19, 2024

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Additional CEU Opportunity Available

Stone Industry Education

Dynamic Intentionality

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

You will learn to:

  • Communicate with clients: Material selections and design details (seams, edges, finishes, and accessories) can all be visually communicated to ensure that expectations are understood by all parties.
  • Communicate with Production: Review which information is most helpful in communicating with shop/production employees to ensure error-free fabrication.
  • Communicate with Installers: Review which information is the most helpful to installation crews to ensure that all site details are met
  • Create a plan to utilize shop drawings in an effective manner to ensure success.

Venue & Location

MSI Sufaces

6399 Broughton Ave.
Columbus, OH 43213
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Tony Malisani

Tony Malisani
Malisani Inc.

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 www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/whyjoin or call 440.250.9222 and ask for membership team.





Welcome and Attendee Introductions 


Dynamic Intentionality




Dynamic Intentionality (Continued) 


Host Presentation 


Facility Tour


Fabricator Breakout Sessions

  • Group 1: Business Management (Benchmarking, Hiring and Retaining Employees, etc.)
  • Group 2: Technical (Stone Characteristics, Technical Standards, etc.)
  • Group 3: Marketing (Setting Expectations Customer Relations, etc.)

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

September 18th, 2024

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Separate registration required for CEU course

Tony Malisani

Tony Malisani
Malisani Inc.

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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