Hanley Wood and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Partner with Stone Fabricators Alliance

Dec 19, 2013 - Dallas, TX

 

Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced a new strategic partnership with the Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA), which includes endorsement of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. The SFA will support stone fabrication education, best practices and awareness for the art of stone-working. Additionally, the SFA will host a new workshop for stone fabricators during The International Surface Event in January 2014.

 

The Stone Fabricator's Alliance is an organization comprised of fabrication and restoration professionals from around the world. Their objective is to provide the resources necessary to enable SFA members to prosper by improving their quality of fabrication and restoration methods and practices.

 

The SFA will present a new free seminar entitled SFA Mega Workshop: Maximizing Margins, in which stone fabricators will learn how to implement methods and techniques to maximize their business margins. A total of 6 topics will be covered by experienced business owners in 20 – 30 minute sessions over a period of 4 hours. Topics will include branding and marketing, internet marketing and production efficiency, among others. Lunch will be provided by the SFA. The SFA Mega Workshop will be held January 29 from 10:30am to 2:30pm at The International Surface Event 2014.

 

“The Stone Fabricator’s Alliance has a long history of fabricators helping fabricators,” said Matt Lansing, SFA Executive Director. “We have partnered with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to take this to a new level. We have worked hard to put together a 4 hour workshop that will focus on maximizing your margins and increasing profits in your company your stone company.”

To sign up for this free workshop, simply complete the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas registration process. For more information on the events and sessions taking place during The International Surface Event, visit:


·         The SURFACES website at SURFACES.com

·         The StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas website at StonExpo.com

·         The TileExpo website at TileExpo.com

 

About the Sponsor of 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 website, 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 the Sponsors of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

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, 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 2014 official endorsers are Veronafiere, ASI, International Woodworking Fair, Stone Fabricator’s Alliance, and Vitoria Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America 2014

 

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.  Annual turnover in 2007 was more than $110M.

 

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 Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA)

The Stone Fabricator's Alliance is an organization comprised of fabrication and restoration professionals from around the world. Our objective is to provide the resources necessary to enable our members to prosper by improving their quality of fabrication and restoration methods and practices. We do this by sharing information, skills and techniques all for the good of the hard working professionals that make up this fantastic industry.

 

 

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

 
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