The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has joined a building products and home furnishings coalition to help support the passage of H.R. 3382, the Home Improvements Revitalize the Economy Act of 2009 (HIRE Act).

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced that it has been invited to join, and has joined, a building products and home furnishings coalition to help support the passage of H.R. 3382, the Home Improvements Revitalize the Economy Act of 2009 (HIRE Act). The HIRE Act would provide consumers and businesses tax deductions and credits to offer relief to middle and low income families for the purchase of home furnishings and building products used to improve their homes.

“The HIRE Act can provide a strong stimulus for the remodeling industry nationwide,” said Gary Distelhorst, MIA’s executive vice president. “As a major supporter of the initiative we will work aggressively with other home improvement industry associations to win passage of legislation that can really impact a badly slumping segment of our economy.”

The MIA says its urging its member firms and “the entire natural stone industry to support the HIRE Act in order to help consumers improve their homes, create jobs, and stimulate the U.S. economy.”