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MIA+BSI Announces 2016 Study Tour in Vermont

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MIA+BSI Announces 2016 Study Tour in Vermont

Posted on 25 July 2016 by CRadmin3

MIA+BSI, the Natural Stone Institute, will host a fall study tour in Vermont in conjunction with the newly-formed New England chapter. The study tour is scheduled for September 18-20, 2016.

The Vermont study tour will include quarry tours at Rock of Ages, Vermont Quarries, Camara Slate and Vermont Verde Antique. Stops at member companies Trow & Holden Company and Buttura & Gherardi Granite Artisans, and trips to the Vermont Granite Museum and the historic Hope Cemetery are also planned. Attendees will also have time to explore the city of Montpelier and enjoy Vermont’s famous fall foliage.

Vermont has long been known for its rich stone heritage. The abundant manufacturing plants, artist studios, cemeteries, tool shops, museums and quarries, both active and historic, offer much to the stone enthusiast. MIA+BSI members, especially those involved in the New England chapter, will enjoy the benefits and convenience of networking with fellow members while immersed in various facets of the stone industry.

Early bird rates are available until Friday, August 5th. Registration will close on Friday, August 26. Registration is all-inclusive and will include 3 nights lodging, most meals, event transportation and tour admissions. Non-lodging rates are also available. To register for this event, please visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/2016studytour.

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MIA+BSI Introduces Spanish Safety Poster Set

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MIA+BSI Introduces Spanish Safety Poster Set

Posted on 20 May 2016 by CRadmin3

MIA+BSI Safety Poster Eng+SpanMIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute announced that the 2016 safety poster set is now available in Spanish. Both English and Spanish poster sets are available for purchase in the association bookstore. The release of the Spanish safety posters continues a yearlong safety initiative that has included increased education, advocacy, and resources for the natural stone industry.

Ted Skaff, chair of the MIA+BSI Safety Committee and VP of Marketing at Lackmond Products, Inc., said, “We are pleased to see the introduction of the Spanish safety posters. Our safety committee has worked long and hard on this project and it is nice to see it complete, allowing our safety message to reach more industry professionals. We are sure that this will help create a safer environment in both the short and long term by bringing awareness to safety. The safety committee will continue to strive forward, providing the industry new safety materials that will be beneficial to all. Remember—safety first!”

MIA+BSI would like to thank the following companies who assisted with translation: Lurvey Project Group, Dee Brown, Inc., Cosentino, and Laticrete.

You may also be interested in our Health & Safety Watch article series with tips on effective safety planning.

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Suzanne Marzullo Receives Natural Stone Scholarship

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Suzanne Marzullo Receives Natural Stone Scholarship

Posted on 18 April 2016 by cradmin

Suzanne Marzullo 2015 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship AwardEvery year the MIA+BSI, Natural Stone Institute awards scholarships and presents awards to craftsmen for their outstanding work in the surfacing industry. This year Suzanne Marzullo was presented with the 2015 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award.

Marzullo is a sales manager at Dente Classic Stone in Pittsburgh. She joined the company in 2014 and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager for her leadership skills and interior design expertise.

You may also be interested in this article about the TISE “Best Of” awards.

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Schlough Receives Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE

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Schlough Receives Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE

Posted on 24 February 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-SchloughPark Industries owner Tom Schlough was recently awarded the Marble Institute of America’s 2015 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE 2016. Based in St. Cloud, Minn., Park Industries develops stone processing machinery and equipment. Schlough’s entrepreneurial leadership lead to many industry achievements. The company is responsible for introducing the first diamond-tipped saw for cutting granite slabs in 1979. Park Industries also went on to develop a CNC router for dimensioning, shaping and cutting marble and granite in 1998. In 2003, it also introduced a system to process full dimension stone into thin-stone veneer. Though Schlough has since retired, he and his wife remain involved as principal owners of the company.
During his acceptance speech, he reflected on his leadership in the stone industry and thanked customers. “Customers first—you are the reason we are here. Everybody has good and bad days—and together, we can get through,” he said. “In retrospect, it wasn’t always easy, but if I had known then what I know now, I would have done the same thing. It has been a great ride.”

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MIA+BSI Announces 2016 Safety Initiative

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MIA+BSI Announces 2016 Safety Initiative

Posted on 25 January 2016 by cradmin

Funding for these projects was provided by the MIA+BSI 2016 Safety Committee.

Funding for these projects was provided by the MIA+BSI 2016 Safety Committee.

Although we had originally planned to bring you Part 5 of our six-part series on Effective Safety Planning for this month’s Health & Safety Watch, we thought it would be prudent to share the January announcement from the newly partnered Marble Institute of America and Building Stone Institute (MIA+BSI), together known as the Natural Stone Institute.

As part of its commitment to renew a focus on safety in 2016, MIA+BSI has prepared the first phase of its 2016 Safety Initiative, which includes all of the following:

  1. Release of a new safety poster set - In the first week of 2016, a set of seven safety posters was mailed to all MIA+BSI member fabricators, installers, quarriers and stone distributors in North America. Additional sets are available for purchase here: www.marble-institute.com/bookstore.
  1. Free OSHA On-Site Consultation Program webinar - A free webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST, featuring Scott McNulty, Industrial Safety Consultant for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and OSHA. This webinar will help participants understand OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program, which offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the United States. Go here to register: www.marble-institute.com/OSHAwebinar.
  1. Release of new safety video - Production is underway for a new safety video: Natural Stone Installation: Best Practices for Safety and Success. This video will build on the vast library of available training videos and will focus on eight key areas of commercial and residential installation safety, including PPE requirements, best practices for material loading and unloading and large-scale commercial installations. Natural Stone Installation: Best Practices for Safety and Success will be available at no charge to members as part of MIA+BSI’s Online University. Hard copy DVDs will be made available for purchase from the bookstore.
  1. Increased emphasis on quarrier and producer safety - MIA+BSI, along with the National Building Granite Quarries Association, is assembling information to expand safety resources for quarry-worker safety. Resources are being developed that will be helpful for both new and existing employees.

“One way to demonstrate the strength of MIA+BSI is through an increased emphasis on safety,” said David Castellucci, 2016 MIA Board President. “By creating a library of educational resources and adhering to the highest standards across the board, we not only protect all of our members, but we keep our reputation high.”

Aaron Hicken, 2016 BSI Board President Elect, agreed, stating, “It is time to put safety and compliance at the forefront of the entire natural stone industry to ensure the success of our operations and, above all, the welfare of our workforce.”

Stay tuned for next month’s Health & Safety Watch when we get back to Effective Safety Planning with Part 5: Training for Employees, Supervisors and Managers.

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MIA+BSI to Participate in 16th China Xiamen International Stone Fair

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MIA+BSI to Participate in 16th China Xiamen International Stone Fair

Posted on 12 January 2016 by cradmin4

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) will be holding sessions at the 16th China Xiamen International Stone Fair, scheduled March 6 to 9. Sessions on several different topics are planned. Also planned for March 8, in partnership with Xiamen Jinhongxin Co., Ltd. is a one-day study tour of factories in the Shitou Fujian region. Xiamen Jinhongxin Co. Ltd. has also agreed to underwrite a Mandarin translation of the Dimension Stone Design Manual, to be available in late 2016.

You may also be interested in this article on the ISFA/IWF Countertop Sympiosium.

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