MIA Press Releases


February 10, 2015 David Carnevale Selected to be MIA Treasurer
February 4, 2015 MIA Member Marco Duran Named Stone World’s 2014 “Fabricator of the Year” Recipient
February 2, 2015 2014 MIA Accreditation Class Honored
January 30, 2015 MIA and Stone World Announces 2015 Stone Industry Education Series


December 15, 2014 MIA Receives Macael Award in Spain from the Asociación de Empresarios del Mármol de Andalucía (AEMA)
December 9, 2014 MIA Membership Elects Joshua Levinson and Bernard Van Etten III to the 2015 Board
October 8, 2014 MIA Repeats Free Fabricator Benchmarking Survey
October 1, 2014 MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook
September 4, 2014 MIA Releases Stones of North America Version 3
August 20, 2014 Marble Institute of America Launches Midwest Chapter
August 14, 2014 MIA To Host Accreditation Immersion Course At TISE East
July 14, 2014 Women in Stone Connection Conference Planned for StoneExpo East
July 11, 2014 MIA Moves Headquarters To Oberlin, Ohio
June 10, 2014 MIA Safety Committee Leadership Change Announced
May 21, 2014 MIA Hosts First Ever Accreditation Immersion Course At Coverings
May 13, 2014 MIA Hosts First Ever "Women In Stone" Event At Coverings 2014
May 1, 2014 MIA Releases 2014 Awards Program Call for Entries
April 23, 2014 Safety Meetings Toolkit Now Free to MIA Members on Website
April 22, 2014 MIA Releases Canadian Stone Safety Manual
March 27, 2014 MIA Releases Two New Radon/Radiation Studies
March 24, 2014 Sam Arcot Awarded 2013 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award
March 12, 2014 Jesús González III Receives 2013 MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement
March 10, 2014 MIA Releases 2013 Fabricator Benchmarking Survey
March 4, 2014 Samy Beshara of Marmi Natural Stone is MIA Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year
February 24, 2014 Human Resources Toolkit Now Free to MIA Members on Website
February 20, 2014 Marble Institute Elects New Officers and Directors for 2014
February 19, 2014 MIA Announces 2013 Pinnacle Award Winners
January 20, 2014 MIA Launches New CEU Class
January 16, 2014 Employee Handbook Toolkit Now Free to MIA Members on Website


December 18, 2013 MIA Introduces Natural Stone Sustainability CEU Program
December 17, 2013 Marble Institute Elects New Directors for 2014
November 21, 2013 MIA Joins Construction Industry Safety Coalition Addrssing the Proposed OSHA Silica Rule Change
November 13, 2013 MIA Introduces Benchmarking Survey Free to Fabricators
November 4, 2013 MIA Releases New Premium Quarry Poster Series
October 23, 2013 90 Stone Industry Customer & Sales Forms Now Free to MIA Members on Website
September 25, 2013 MIA Adds Worksite Benefits Insurance Program in Partnership with Intersect Insurance Services
September 18, 2013 138 Stone Industry Job Descriptions Now Free to Members on MIA Website
August 29, 2013 OSHA's Proposed Silica Rule a Serious Concern for Construction Industry
August 14, 2013 MIA Dimension Stone Design Manual Posted to Australian StoneMasonry School's Online Intranet Library
June 13, 2013 Aggressive Outreach + Improving Economy = Explosive Growth for MIA Accreditation Program
May 22, 2013 MIA Receives the Golden Thinker Award for Extaordinary Achievement in Media Relations
May 6, 2013 MIA Releases Stones of North America IPAD App Version 2
April 24, 2013 MIA Releases 2013 Awards Program Call For Entries
March 4, 2013 iSTONE APP Now Available for the iPHONE
February 28, 2013 Jill Archambeau Awarded with 2012 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award
February 26, 2013 Paul Vigna Receives 2012 MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement
February 25, 2013 John Kunz of KEPCO+ Wins the 2012 MIA Craftsman of the Year Award
February 12, 2013 Grazzini Brothers & Company Awarded Grande Pinnacle Award for the Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Interior Work in Minneapolis, MN
February 4, 2013 Garen Distelhorst Earns His Certified Association Executive Credential
January 23, 2013 MIA and Stone World Announce 2013 Education Dates
January 21, 2013 New Documentary Traces Incredible Relationship Between Man and Stone
January 8, 2013 MIA Hires Aaron Dahnke as Education Manager
January 2, 2013 MIA Updates Quarry to Kitchen Video; Video Comes Packaged with the Natural Stone Sustainability Showroom Video


December 21, 2012 Freight Classification to Change for LTL Stone Shipments
November 26, 2012 MIA CEU Program Ads New Course for Architects
October 1, 2012 Safety Meeting Outlines added to Members area of MIA Website
September 4, 2012 Garis Distelhorst, CAE, Nationally Recognized Association Executive, to Retire
August 6, 2012 Dimension Stone Design Manual Now Available to Mia Members For Free Viewing on Mia Website
August 6, 2012 Gary Distelhorst to Retire as CEO of Marble Institute of America
June 6, 2012 MIA Staffer Receives Professional Award
June 5, 2012 MIA Releases 2012 Awards Program Call for Entries
April 26, 2012 MIA Launches iStone APP for the iPAD
April 11, 2012 New Historic Documentary on Natural Stone in the Works
April 2, 2012 MIA Launches New Stones of North America IPAD APP
March 13, 2012 Marble Institute Elects New Officers and Directors for 2012
March 5, 2012 Danny Catania of Miller Druck Specialty Contracting Company Wins the 2011 MIA Craftsman of the Year Award
February 10, 2012 Britishstoneworks Awarded Grande Pinnacle Award for its Spirit of the Ocean Project in Santa Barbara, CA - 13 Other Awards Presented
February 6, 2012 Three-fourths of Homeowners Planning a Kitchen Remodel want Granite
February 2, 2012 Eddie Mendoza Awarded with 2011 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award
February 1, 2012 Ronald Alan Busse Receives 2011 MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement
January 17, 2012 MIA Revises and Reinvents Website Promising a Totally New Online Experience for Members and Visitors
January 12, 2012 2011 Performance Survey Reinforces Differences between Typical and High Profit Fabricators


December 6, 2011 MIA Technical Director to Lead ASTM Committee
November 7, 2011 MIA Accredits First Canadian Company
October 13, 2011 MIA Announces 2011 Fabricator Benchmark and Financial Performance Survey
August 30, 2011 MIA Introduces Revised Countertop Module
August 16, 2011 Marble Institute Awarded Two Power of A Silver Awards
July 27, 2011 Working Together: Stone Industry Associations Partner for Joint Study Tour in Vermont
July 26, 2011 Marble Institute Expands Architect/Designer Continuing Education Program to Include Stone Facility Tours
July 25, 2011 Marble Institute Introduces Dimension Stone Design Manual Version 7.2
May 2, 2011 Marble Institute Introduces Stone Safety Subscription Service
April 11, 2011 Natural Stone Majority Favorite Among NKBA Design Competition Finalists
April 6, 2011 MIA and Marmomacc expand Grande Pinnacle Award to include award for the project architect
March 24, 2011 Jimmy Ternent of Rugo Stone LLC is Honored as Marble Institute's 2010 'Craftsman of the Year'
March 8, 2011 Joe Durfee of Great Lakes Granite & Marble Named 2010 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award Winner
February 22, 2011 Chester A. Smith receives MIA Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement
February 15, 2011 New Officers Chosen for the Marble Institute of America
February 8, 2011 MIA Expands Its Popular CEU Program to Include Landscape Architects
January 31, 2011 Mankato Kasota Stone, Inc. Awarded with Grande Pinnacle Award for Fortaleza Hall and Commons Building Project — 12 Other Awards Presented
January 7, 2011 2010 Survey Reinforces Differences Between Typical and High Profit Fabricators
January 5, 2011 Safe Stone Slab Handling II is Newest Marble Institute Release Focus is on Facilities with Overhead


October 22, 2010 MIA Technical Bulletin Featured by ARCHITECTUREWEEK Magazine
October 6, 2010 Basic/Mines Compendium of World Dimension Stone Data Available From Marble Institute of America
September 20, 2010 MIA Repeats Valuable Fabricator Benchmarking Survey
August 12, 2010 MIA Announces Its First AIA-Approved Sustainable Design CES Course
August 11, 2010 MIA/Stone World Vermont Quarry Tours Set For October 5-6
July 7, 2010 MIA Leadership Workshop Addresses Key Topics For Today's Economic Recovery
June 15, 2010 Business Success for Fabricators — July 2010 Seminars Planned for Calgary & Denver
April 23, 2010 Timely International Stone Industry Survey Launches by Marble Institute of America
April 21, 2010 MIA Establishes Major Fund to Assure Sustainability Effort for Natural Stone
April 12, 2010 Sustainability Factor Added to Mix as MIA Calls for Pinnacle Award Entries
April 1, 2010 Marble Institute Educates 50 Architects, Engineers, & Project Managers at U.S State Department About Natural Stone
March 25, 2010 Marble Institute CEU Program Reaches Milestone — 100 Speakers Already Trained
March 25, 2010 MCA Systems & Several Texas Stone Companies Help Marble Institute and Stone World Kick Off 2010 Seminar Series
February 25, 2010 Natural Stone Nears Unanimous Pick Among NKBA Design Competition Finalists
February 19, 2010 Newest MIA Technical Bulletin Address Stone Anchorage Systems
February 16, 2010 MAPEI Corporation to Sponsor MIA's Prestigious 2010 Pinnacle Awards Program
February 11, 2010 New Marble Institute of America Officers Chosen
February 1, 2010 2009 Survey Reinforces Differences Between Typical and High Profit Fabricators
January 27, 2010 MIA Offers Collection of ASTM Standards on Dimension Stone Design