The Marble Institute of America (MIA)/Stone World MagazineIndustry Education program turns its sights to Vermont and Canada for a two-day tour October 7-8.

Originally scheduled for May, the rescheduled event in October offers “more quarry tours, and the opportunity to receive free airfare to the event,” the MIA says.

Those that register before August 15th will earn a chance at a free airline ticket on Southwest Airlines to Manchester, NH, compliments of Water Treatment Technologies (WTT). WTT president Paula Perry indicated, "We are proud to support the stone industry and the continuing education being offered by the Marble Institute andTILE Magazine’ssister publication Stone World.

The following quarries are on the tour list:
  • E.L. Smith Quarry
  • Stanstead Gray Quarry
  • Danby Quarry
  • Vermont Verde Antique Rochester Quarry
  • Sutherland Falls Quarry
  • Bethel White Quarry
In addition to visiting a number of quarries, two museums are on the tour list: GranitExpo & Museum of Stanstead and the Vermont Marble Museum. For more information on the event, visit or Register before August 15th to be eligible for the free airfare offer.