Recycling Effort Grew Tremendously at SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013

Feb 12, 2013 - Dallas, TX

 

Being “green” has become the new way of exhibiting at SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. For the second year, S2 partnered with Mountain Re-Source Center and Tile Partners for Humanity on a recycling initiative focused on post-show product donations at the close of the three-day event, held January 29-31 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. With 82 participating exhibitors, Hanley Wood Exhibitions is very satisfied with the growth of this initiative and could not have had such vast success without the help of Freeman, United Services, and Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Mountain Re-Source Center solicited all S2 exhibitors prior to and during the show. The participating exhibitors were very generous, offering thousands of square feet of material which filled seven 53-foot semi-trailers to capacity, more than doubling the donations from last year’s inaugural initiative. The loads were delivered to River Valley Community Outreach Center in Gridley, California, Central West Virginia Outreach Center in Gassaway, West Virginia and Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas, Nevada to serve multiple families and community improvement efforts presently underway.

S2 exhibitors graciously participated in this significant and impactful program. Companies of all sizes actively participated with some of the major donations coming from:

  • Beaulieu (9,000 square feet of carpet and padding)
  • Mannington Mills (9,000 square feet of flooring)
  • Home Legend (5,400 square feet of flooring)
  • Nature Flooring (3,500 square feet of flooring)
  • U.S. Floors (2,500 square feet of flooring)
  • Max Windsor (2,500 square feet of flooring)
  • IVC US, Inc. (2,500 square feet of flooring)
  • Johnson Hardwood (2,250 square feet of flooring)

Herb Miller, Executive Director of Mountain Re-Source Center, commented, “We were blown away by the exhibitors’ generosity! We more than doubled the donations collected last year and are thrilled that these beautiful floors will benefit our partners in Nevada, West Virginia, and California. Thank you to Hanley Wood, Freeman, and United Services for their amazing partnership – we couldn’t have done it without them!”

Dana Teague, Group Director, SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas added, “We are very proud of this great accomplishment that we have achieved with the help of many partners. The social responsibility that many of our exhibiting companies are displaying will go on to make an impact in so many lives, as well as bring light to the many ways recycling efforts such as ours can be implemented in business models year-round.”

Additionally, the Mandalay Bay was successful in recycling a large amount of the remaining materials left in both the Bayside and Shorelines Exhibit Halls (including residual cardboard, aluminum, paper, plastics, pallets, etc.).

For more information regarding the Mountain Re-Source Center and Tile Partners for Humanity, visit their websites at www.mountainre-source.org and www.tpfh.com. All donations are tax deductible.

 

Save the Date

Planning for SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 has already begun, which will take place January 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

For information on exhibiting at or attending SURFACES 2014, visit www.Surfaces.com  or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.

For information on exhibiting at or attending StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014, visit www.StonExpo.com or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6434.

 

About SURFACES

The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry's largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.

The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring web site, www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit www.wfca-pro.org.

 

About StonExpo

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council. The mission of the MIA is to promote the use of natural stone and be the world's most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers—all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics.

The Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents the major associations who are committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries, Building Stone Institute, Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute, Marble Institute of America, National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance.

Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery and tools suppliers and others who comprise our diverse natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable our member companies to offer the highest level of quality products and services, and to educate the architectural and design communities on the benefits and uses of natural stone. BSI is a proud continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Learn more www.buildingstoneinstitute.org.

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 official endorsers are Marmomacc and ASI.

 

About Veronafiere

Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company) is Italy's most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Founded in 1898, Veronafiere now focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly).  Veronafiere conducts or hosts 37 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad. 

Marmomacc is the global leader in natural and engineered stone materials and related technologies and design.  Samoter is one of Europe's major exhibitions of construction equipment and earth-moving machinery.  Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world.  All three are owned and organized by Veronafiere.

 

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.
 
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