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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

Posted on 16 January 2017 by CRadmin3

cosentino Cosentino Group, a  producer and distributor of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, was honored with the 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award during the retailer’s annual supplier conference at its headquarters in Atlanta. Suppliers that have gone above and beyond in their collaboration with The Home Depot were recognized. Cosentino was acknowledged for its continued commitment to product innovation, speed to market and collaborative spirit with The Home Depot’s business model in North America.

“This award is the merit recognition of a collaboration from multiple divisions across Cosentino, including product innovation and design, manufacturing, logistics, account management, sales and marketing,” says Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Building our relationship with The Home Depot has been a key component in expanding Cosentino’s presence in North America and we look forward to further success for both brands as our partnership continues and grows.”

You may also be interested in this article about ISFA’s annual award winners.

 

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Interior Design Magazine Honors BLANCO

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Interior Design Magazine Honors BLANCO

Posted on 13 January 2017 by CRadmin3

BLANCO Interior Design AwardBLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, announced the BLANCO IKON® Apron Front Single Bowl Sink and the BLANCO ARTONA® faucet as honorees in the Kitchen Fixtures and Kitchen Fittings categories at the 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards.

The BoY Awards, hosted by Interior Design Magazine is one of the year’s most prestigious awards in design for architects, designers and manufacturers. Now in its eleventh year, the 2016 BoY Awards received over 80,000 votes for 2,000 of the year’s most renowned products. A full list of winners and honorees can be found in the December issue of Interior Design or by visiting interiordesign.net.

BLANCO IKON is the first Apron Front sink of its kind. Made of BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT® material, the company states that IKON is the perfect combination of design, function and durability.

The BLANCO ARTONA® faucet with pull-down spray is offered in a variety of dual finishes to coordinate with BLANCO’s SILGRANIT colors.

You may also be interested in this article about the award and scholarship from MIA+BSI Women in Stone.

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MIA+BSI Women in Stone Introduces Award and Scholarship

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MIA+BSI Women in Stone Introduces Award and Scholarship

Posted on 20 July 2016 by CRadmin3

MIA+BSI Women In StoneWomen in Stone introduced two new opportunities to promote the program’s efforts to support women in the stone industry, the Women in Stone Pioneer Award and the Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship.

The Women in Stone Pioneer Award will recognize an advocate within the stone industry for their role in recruiting, retaining and advancing women. The winner’s performance in promoting women should be exemplary, honorable and inspirational. “The Pioneer Award recognizes an individual who has ventured into the unknown to educate and empower women in our industry,” commented Women in Stone co-chair Allyson Humphries of M S International. Co-chair Kim Dumais of Miller Druck Specialty Contracting agrees, stating, “There are many individuals within our industry who go above and beyond to educate and elevate women. This award has been established to acknowledge those individuals and recognize them publicly for their efforts.”

The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship will provide an MIA+BSI member with an all-expense paid trip to a 2017 industry event (TISE, Coverings, or an MIA+BSI study tour). The winner will also be able to shadow industry professionals during the event, in order to gain a better understanding of different sectors of the industry. Applicants should be a first-time attendee of the chosen event, and should have between 2-5 years of stone industry experience. Dumais remarked, “The Empowerment Scholarship is designed to provide an opportunity that otherwise may not be accessible to women in the industry. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to be personally guided, mentored, and exposed to all aspects of our industry.” According to Humphries, “The scholarship is the perfect vehicle for the woman who needs a kick-start to her career and wants to learn more about our industry.”

Nominations for the Pioneer Award and applications for the Empowerment Scholarship must be received by Friday, September 9, 2016. Forms are available at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/womeninstone.

You may also be interested in the next MIA Stone Summit and other events listed on our calendar.

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MIA+BSI Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

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MIA+BSI Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

Posted on 23 March 2016 by cradmin

MIA Pinnacle Award Winners

Jonathan Zanger (center) receives the Grande Pinnacle from GianPaola Pedretti (Veronafiere) and 2015 MIA President Dan Rea

The MIA+BSI recently announced its annual Pinnacle Awards. Taking the Grand Pinnacle Award was Walker Zanger of Perth Amboy, N.J., for its outstanding work on the Park Hyatt New York. Also honored at the event for their involvement in this project was the architectural firm Yabu Pushelberg.

The other Pinnacle Award winners are as follows.

Awards of Excellence

Residential Interior/Exterior
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, N.J.
Massachusetts Residence
Boston

Residential Interior/Exterior
United Marble Fabricators, Inc.
Watertown, Mass.
“Bar with a View”
Boston

Renovation/Restoration
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, N.J.
Fashion Tower New York
New York

Bath of the Year
Walker Zanger
Sun Valley, Calif.
2014 Pasadena Showcase House
Pasadena, Calif.

Kitchen of the Year
Tithof Tile & Marble
Northbrook, Ill.
Private Residence
Lake Forest, Ill.

Awards of Merit

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, Texas
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, Texas
Tarrant County Civil Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas

Commercial Exterior
Las Vegas Rock, Inc.
Jean, Nev.
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto, Calif.

Commercial Exterior
Eclad Limited
Dublin, Ireland
Eaton House
Dublin

Commercial Exterior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
United Nations Memorial, Ark of Return
New York

Commercial Interior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Commercial Interior
Marmi Natural Stone
Norcross, Ga.
Alston & Bird Atlanta
Atlanta

Commercial Interior
Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc.
Lincoln, R.I.
The New York Palace Hotel
New York

Commercial Interior
Grassi Pietre Srl
Nanto, VI, Italy
Zýmē Winery
Cariano, Italy

Renovation/Restoration
Rugo Stone, LLC
Lorton, Va.
Cosmos Club Historic Fireplace Renovation
Washington, D.C.

Renovation/Restoration
W.R. Weis Company, Inc.
Chicago
John Hancock Lobby Renovation
Chicago

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Wilsonart Receives NKBA President’s Award

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Wilsonart Receives NKBA President’s Award

Posted on 01 March 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-WilsonartWilsonart recently received the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) President’s Award at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Maria Stapperfenne, 2015 NKBA President, presented Wilsonart CEO Tim O’Brien with the award during the event’s State of the Industry Address.
“Wilsonart has been a fantastic industry partner and NKBA supporter,” said Stapperfenne. “Their continued commitment to kitchen and bath professionals on both local and national levels is unparalleled.”
For the past four years, Wilsonart has supported NKBA’s “30 Under 30” program. The program was designed to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while introducing new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. “The ’30 Under 30′ program is something we’ve been thrilled to support as part of our overall commitment to the next generation of architecture and design professionals,” said O’Brien. “We’re honored by this recognition, and look forward to our continued partnership with the NKBA.”

You may also be interested in this article on Park Industries’ Founder Receiving the MIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Formica Group Wins ‘Best of Houzz’ Award

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Formica Group Wins ‘Best of Houzz’ Award

Posted on 02 June 2015 by cradmin

Formica Group recently won a ‘Best of Houzz’ award in the Design category. Houzz is an online platform for home remodeling and design with a community of more than 25 million monthly users. The awards were selected via more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, and are given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Formica received the ‘Design’ award for its portfolio of product photography, which includes some of the most popular images on the website.

You may also be interested in this article on the recent TISE/StonExpo award winners.

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MIA ‘Stone Craftsman of the Year’ Named

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MIA ‘Stone Craftsman of the Year’ Named

Posted on 01 May 2015 by cradmin

Stefano Follega accepts the Craftsman of the Year Award from MIA

Stefano Follega (Center) accepts the Craftsman of the Year Award from MIA President Tony Malisani and program sponsor Brenda Edwards of TexaStone Quarries

Stefano Follega of Grazzini Brothers & Co. in Egan, Minn., was named the Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year. The Marble Institute of America (MIA) award honors excellence in craftsmanship. Follega, a native of Rome, Italy, learned the craft from his father and uncle. He also worked with top architects and designers in historic Rome, home to some of the world’s most beautiful architecture. He credits his first teachers – his father, uncle and prominent architects – for his work ethic and simple philosophy: ask questions, be respectful and always be ready to do the job. He also admits he’s a perfectionist with a fervent passion for stone. “I like seeing a piece of stone, a rock or something change,” he said. “I always envision the finished product before I start.”

When he and his wife, Cara, moved to her native Minnesota to raise their family, Follega brought his old-world, artisan craftsmanship with him. In two weeks time, Follega was working at Grazzini Brothers, one of America’s leading stone companies. “Stefano walked into our office and spoke about 10 words of English,” recalls Guido Gliori, Chief Operations Officer at Grazzini Brothers. “He showed up with his interpreter, who happened to be his wife. You knew immediately that he was a good man. He had the credentials…The rest is history.”

His work with the Lakewood Mausoleum Project in Minneapolis earned the Grazzini Brothers the 2012 MIA Grande Pinnacle Award. “No project is beyond Stefano’s ability,” said Eugene Grazzini, Jr., Chairman of the Board at Grazzini Brothers. “His layout, his attention to detail and his creativity are superb. We are proud to have him as part of our team.”

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MIA Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

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MIA Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

Posted on 07 April 2015 by cradmin

MIA pinnacle winnerThe Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the it annual Pinnacle Awards competition, which recognize excellence in commercial, residential and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide. Projects selected as winners must demonstrate exceptional beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship in the use of granite, marble and other natural stones. Sponsors of the Pinnacle Awards are: MAPEI for the Commercial Awards; Blanco for the Residential Awards; and Coldspring for the Renovation/Restoration Awards. The competition is open to MIA members around the world.

The MIA also presented the 7th annual Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomacc. A Grande Pinnacle Award was also presented to the architect involved with the winning project. The Grande Pinnacle Award winner was Stones and Roses International Company Ltd. of Samutprakarn, Thailand, for the amazing Residential Interior/Exterior work on the Navathani Residence in Bangkok. Traditional Thai homes are usually built as a cluster of physically separated rooms arranged around a large central terrace. Interpreting the traditional typology of the Thai houses, the Navathani Residence consists in two parallel wings, separated by a large garden and a swimming pool. The objective of the stone architecture is to give a sense of unity and blend the building with trees, plants and other natural landscape. The choice of Thai travertine was selected for the main stone for the interior space and the stone featured on the façade changed to a minimalist grey basalt.

The architectural firm of Architects49 House Design Limited of Bangkok, architect for this project, was also presented with a Grande Pinnacle Award.

The Other Pinnacle Award winners were:
• Commercial Interior Award of Excellence to Las Vegas Rock Inc., Jean, Nev., for the Antero Resources Corporation in Denver, Colo.
• Commercial Exterior Award of Excellence to Las Vegas Rock Inc., Jean, Nev., for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters in Agoura Hills, Calif.
• Commercial Exterior Award of Excellence to Kenneth Castellucci & Associates Inc. of Lincoln, R.I. for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Mass.
• Commercial Interior of Merit to Rugo Stone, LLC, Lorton, Va., for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
• Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Appomattox Tile Art Co, Petersburg, Va., for the Petersburg Public Library Medallion in Petersburg, Va..
• Commercial Interior Award of Merit to Amalfi Stone & Masonry, Inc., Sun Valley, Calif., for Celine in Beverly Hills, Calif.
• Commercial Exterior Award of Merit to Carnevale & Lohr, Inc., Bell Gardens, Calif., for the Film Archive and Preservation Center in Santa Clarita, Calif.
• Commercial Exterior Award of Merit to Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc., Fairfield, Iowa, for Spotlight on Broadway Map, Times Square in New York, N.Y.
• Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Merit to Stones and Roses International Co. Ltd., Samutprakarn, Thailand, for the Residence Bangsen in Chonburi, Thailand.
• Residential Interior/Exterior Award of Merit to Picasso Tile & Stonework, Tempe, Ariz., for Hadstan in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
• Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas, for Capital One Plaza in Houston, Texas.
• Commercial Interior Special Pinnacle Award of Merit for Architectural Element to KEPCO+, Salt Lake City, Utah, for the Nu Skin Innovation Center in Provo, Utah.

You may also be interested in this article about the award winners at the 2015 TISE show in Las Vegas.

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Jeffrey Matthews Receives MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Jeffrey Matthews Receives MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

Posted on 16 March 2015 by cradmin

Jeff Matthews (left) accepts the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from MIA president Tony Malisani.

Jeff Matthews (left) accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award from MIA president Tony Malisani

Jeffrey Matthews, owner of Trade International, Inc. of Atlanta, was been awarded the Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Marble Institute of America (MIA), the association’s highest honor. It was presented at MIA’s annual awards luncheon at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas on January 22, 2015. Matthews, a native of Washington, D.C., has been in the stone industry since the early 1970’s, amassing more than four decades of experience in sales, marketing consulting and service to the industry and the MIA. He has visited more than 30 countries, 300 quarries and inspected more than 400 factories worldwide.
In 1986, at the age of 37 and after several years of service to the MIA as an officer and director, he was named the association’s youngest president. Over the years, he and other officers were instrumental in revising the Dimension Stone Design Manual (DSDM), producing the MIA Stone Color Book, and assisting the MIA with becoming a more relevant organization. Once off the board, his involvement with the MIA continued. Jeff assisted in authoring the early version of the Stone Selection & Stone Testing technical bulletin, as well as helping to complete version 6 of DSDM, after MIA technical director Vincent Migliore passed away. Today, Jeff Matthews is still consumed with learning and helping others do a better job in selling and producing better projects. He is currently working with other MIA volunteers on a new “Supplier to Buyer” stone manual which will debut in 2015.

You may also be interested in reading this article on the new MIA Treasurer.

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Coverings Introduces Program To Recognize Young Industry Leaders

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Coverings Introduces Program To Recognize Young Industry Leaders

Posted on 14 January 2015 by cradmin

The Coverings tile and stone exhibition in North America announced the launch of “Coverings’ Rock Stars – An Emerging Leaders Program,” which will honor the best and brightest young professionals in the tile and stone industry. Selected by a panel of industry professionals, Coverings’ Rock Stars will represent a cross-section of industry professionals who have made an impact on the industry and embody the traits and characteristics of a future leader. The inaugural group of Coverings’ Rock Stars will be recognized through a series of special events and activities at Coverings 2015, which will be held April 14 to 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“Coverings is a show for the industry and by the industry, so it’s critical that we take time to honor the ambitious, forward-thinking individuals that are laying the foundation for future generations,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. “The tile and stone industry is comprised of ambitious and talented entrepreneurs and we look forward to celebrating their achievements.”

The Coverings’ Rock Stars program is seeking nominations for practicing professionals 35 years or younger including architects, designers, contractors, installers, fabricators, distributors and retailers. Nominators should be an active professional also working in the industry. The selected Rock Stars and will each receive a one night hotel stay in Orlando to attend Coverings. The winners will be recognized at CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration, which takes place on April 14 at 5:30 p.m. This distinguished group, along with their nominators, will be honored with a luncheon at the show on April 15, where they will offer insight and guidance to others interested in furthering their careers in the tile and stone industry.

To nominate a qualified individual, or to nominate yourself, complete a submission form at coverings.com/RockStars before February 6, 2015.

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