In an effort to fight misleading allegations and to promote the safety of granite in building and construction, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, together with the Marble Institute of America (MIA), says it will present a session within the educational program at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas addressing the on-going debate surrounding radon and granite.
“This is a unique and once-a-year
opportunity for the natural stone industry to leverage the weight of an event
like StonExpo to gain momentum and unity in our efforts to both refute these
allegations and highlight the many attributes, including safety, of granite as a
countertop material,” commented Gary Distelhorst, the executive vice president
The session will take place on the
all-new StonExchange area on the show floor, and while registration is
required, it is complimentary for all attendees and exhibitors. Titled “Granite
and Radon – An Industry Update,” and led by members of the MIA, the session is
scheduled for Thursday, October 16th from 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm.
Participants will discuss the advances the stone industry is making with new
scientific studies, the Truth About Granite (TAG) fund, and the MIA’s global
This session will supersede the previously
scheduled session, “Get the Advantage with MIA Accreditation.” Stone World’s Fabricator of the Year
Award, previously scheduled to be awarded at the conclusion of this session,
has been relocated to the Stone World booth (#912) at 5pm. The MIA’s other
StonExchange session, “Taking Full Advantage of the MIA” will remain as
scheduled on Saturday, October 18th from 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm.
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is owned
and produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and will be held October 15-18, 2008 at
the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marmomacc is owned and organized by
Veronafiere, held annually in Verona, Italy. Its 43rd edition will be held
October 2-5, 2008.
For more information on
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, please call (866) 550-6808 or visit www.StonExpo.com.
New MIA session to address granite debate
August 11, 2008