FabQuartz Joins Natural Stone Institute

FabQuartz Joins Natural Stone Institute

FabQuartz and Granite has joined the Natural Stone Institute. Membership in the organization shows the company's commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality and professionalism. As members, FabQuartz receives extensive training in safety, design, standards, business practices, and more.

Membership in the Natural Stone Institute is already reshaping many aspects of daily operations for FabQuartz. These include newly implemented safety procedures, improved processes and enhanced tools to customer education.

Russell Wulfenstein, director of Sales and Marketing commented, "FabQuartz customers are already familiar with our commitment to quality and service, but we aren't stopping here. It's important for us to keep up with the latest trends and innovations. The NSI gives us the industry tools, information and connections to provide the best possible experience for our clients."

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 countries. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone.

The association serves as the authoritative source for safety and technical standards and information regarding the use of natural stone. It operates an industry accreditation program and two prestigious awards programs, as well as a continuing education program for architects and designers.

The Natural Stone Institute was formed in 2018 as a merger of the Marble Institute of America and the Building Stone Institute.  The Building Stone Institute was formed in 1894 as the International Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association; the name was changed to the Building Stone Institute in 1955. Established in 1903 as the National Association of Marble Dealers, the Marble Institute of America officially formed in 1944, when the association merged with the National Association of Marble Producers. In 1962, the National Association of Marble Builders merged with MIA. In 2021, the National Building Granite Quarriers Association (NBGQA) merged with the Natural Stone Institute. The NBGQA was founded in 1916.

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