The Natural Stone Institute and sponsor Stone World magazine are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2019 Stone Industry Education Series. Stone Summits will be held in ten cities across the United States.

The ten Stone Summits scheduled for 2019 will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to natural stone fabricators, including maximizing shop efficiency and profits, using metrics to measure success, understanding OSHA safety regulations, and creating a plan for finding and retaining top talent. 2019 Stone Summits will be facilitated by a team of experienced industry leaders including GK Naquin (Stone Interiors), Tony Malisani (Malisani, Inc.), Duane Naquin (Stone Interiors), and Eric Tryon (Premier Surfaces.)

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2019 Stone Industry Education Series begins February 28 with the Texas Stone Summit: Analyzing Shop Performance. Host: Arizona Tile, Dallas, Texas

March 21:

California Stone Summit: 12 Business Axioms; Host: Pacific Shore Stones, Modesto, CA

May 2:

Utah Stone Summit: 12 Business Axioms; Host: Arizona Tile, Salt Lake City, Utah

May 23:

Connecticut Stone Summit: Stone Shop Management; Host: Boston Granite Exchange, East Haven, Connecticut

June 13:

Ohio Stone Summit: Knowing Your Business; Host: MSI, Cleveland, Ohio

July 11:

Missouri Stone Summit: Stone Shop Management;  Host: Universal Granite & Marble, St. Louis, Missouri

July 25:

Virginia Stone Summit: Knowing Your Business; Host: MSI, Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 19:

Michigan Stone Summit: Analyzing Shop Performance;  Host: Universal Granite & Marble,  Detroit, Michigan

October 10:

Florida Stone Summit: Stone Shop Management; Host: MSI, Tampa, Florida

November 7:

Washington Stone Summit: 12 Business Axioms;Host:  Daltile, Seattle, Washington.

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Learn more at