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- Published: 01 July 2012 01 July 2012
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U.S. Stone Imports - May 2012
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Hieb Taking MIA Reins in 2013
Current vice president will move up to executive vice president next February.
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Initial penalties increase by nearly 20%, however.
MIA’s Hieb Wins Professional Award
- Published: 07 June 2012 07 June 2012
Earns ASAE honor; will be feted in August. (June 7)
Improved Website from GranQuartz (Sept. 21)
- Published: 21 September 2011 21 September 2011
National Stone Remnant Sale to Benefit Homes for Vets (Sept. 20)
- Published: 20 September 2011 20 September 2011
More than 15 members of the Artisan Group fabricator network will hold a National Yard Sale on Oct. 14-16, with three percent of proceeds going to Homes for Our Troops, a private non-profit group that builds specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans.
“These soldiers have given their blood, sweat, tears and in some cases part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms in this country,” says Chad Seiders, Artisan Group Executive Director. “It is a privilege to give something back to them.
“Artisan Group has earmarked a portion of our first national yard sale for Homes for Our Troops so that these veterans can have a home that provides them more independence.”
“Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.”
Participating Artisan Group members in the National Yard Sale (dates and times vary by location) include:
Architectural Granite & Marble, Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 15)
Duracite, Fairfield, Calif. (Oct. 14-16 9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Block Tops, Anaheim, Calif. (Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Block Tops, Sacramento, Calif. (Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Atlanta Kitchen, Decatur, Ga. (Oct. 14-15)
Top Master, Kansas City, Kan. (Oct. 14, 3 p.m.-7p.m.; Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Solid Tops, Easton, Md. (Oct. 13-14)
Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces, Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 15, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
Rocky Mountain Stone, Albuquerque, N.M. (Oct. 14-16)
Creative Countertops, Las Vegas (Oct 13-14, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
Surface Products, Cornelius, N.C. (Sept 23-24)
Architectural Granite & Marble, Raleigh, N.C. (Oct. 15)
Rocksolid Stoneworks, Cleveland (Oct. 14-15)
Architectural Granite & Marble, Oklahoma City (Oct. 15)
Hoffman Fixtures, Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 14, noon-5 p.m.; Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Eastern Surfaces, Allentown, Pa. (Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Architectural Granite & Marble, Nashville (Oct. 15)
Artistic Counters, Garden Ridge, Texas (Oct. 14, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 15, 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Stone Store, Houston, (Oct. 14-15)
Incounters, Lubbock, Texas (Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Architectural Granite & Marble, San Antonio (Oct. 15)
Architectural Granite & Marble, Spicewood, Texas (Oct. 15)
US Granite, Tyler, Texas (Oct. 13-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Trindco, Suffolk, Va. (Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
For the most up-to-date list of participating Artisan Group countertop fabricators near you, go here.
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