The Xiamen Stone Fair has been building momentum as a reputable international stone exhibition, and the 2018 edition is expected to be even bigger. Now in its 18th year, the next edition is slated for March 6 to 9, at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center.
Moderated by Tony Malisani of Malisani Inc. in Great Falls, MT, the Atlanta Stone Industry Education Seminar drew a group of fabricators who came to share experiences and listen to how their peers deal with various issues that arise in a stone fabrication business
Last November at the Natural Stone Institute/Stone World magazine Stone Industry Education Seminar, hosted by M S International in Atlanta, GA, fabricators from around the southeast came together to discuss different problems they face in the shop and solutions for them.
Once again, Stone World polled fabricators from various-sized shops situated throughout the U.S. in its annual purchasing plan survey conducted by the Market Research Department at BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company).
The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA) holds several workshops annually, hosted by member companies. These workshops are free of charge to SFA members in good standing, and they are designed to provide a wealth of knowledge and learning opportunity for the industry.
If natural stone looks the same, it probably is the same, and therefore performs the same. This article will explain some of these differences between quartz suppliers so the purchasers in our industry can make the best choices for their customers and their companies.
The MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine held a one-day Colorado Stone Summit in September at M S International, Inc.’s facility in Aurora, CO, as part of their Stone Industry Education seminars.
The 2017 stone education series -organized by MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute and Stone World- made a stop in Memphis, TN, for the first time. The all-day event, which was hosted by Pacific Shore Stones, drew 28 fabricators from 18 different companies.
Natural stone quarrying in southern Found du Lac County, WI, has an extensive history that dates back to the early 1800s. Hamilton Lime & Stone, which was originally incorporated on October 30, 1935, was first owned by a local stone craftsman by the name of Torson Johnson.
With the hazards of working in the stone industry always a concern and OSHA tightening its rulings on silicosis, fabricators continue to implement procedures and emphasize to their employees the importance of safety in the work place.
Phoenix, AZ, and Houston, TX, were the first two cities to host the educational events where fabricators were presented the opportunity to learn the importance of knowing their job costs among other helpful tips
The first two events of the 2017 Stone Industry Education series - organized by the Marble Institute of America+Building Stone Institute (MIA+BSI) and Stone World - kicked off in Phoenix, AZ, on February 15 followed by Houston, TX, on March 9.