Natural Stone Institute Announces Two Study Tours for Summer 2019
Natural Stone Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oberlin, OH, April 17, 2019—Natural Stone Institute announces that registration is now open for two unique study tour opportunities this summer: Austin, TX (June 11-12) and Knoxville, TN (August 18-22).
Austin Mini Study Tour
A two-day study tour in Texas will take place June 11-12. The event begins with an afternoon tour of the Texas State Capitol building, followed by a dinner at Stubbs BBQ in downtown Austin. The second day will include a visit to Coldspring’s Sunset Beige and Sunset Red granite quarries in Marble Falls, as well as a rare tour of their Stone Panels International fabrication facility. The event closes with an architectural tour on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, followed by a closing reception.
Registration is open now through May 31. Sponsorships for this event will be accepted until May 17. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/txstudytour.
Knoxville Study Tour
Planned as a combination of a traditional study tour and the best aspects of the former Annual Convention, attendees will enjoy a balance of education focused on Tennessee stones, a chance to enjoy the cultural and historic highlights of Knoxville, a live auction, and visits to five Natural Stone Institute member facilities: Tennessee Marble, Tennessee Stone, Braxton Bragg, BMJ Stone, and Tennessee Building Stone. Unique networking options will be available as well, including a choice of planned recreation and a creative team challenge in an eclectic and chic downtown bowling alley.
Registration is open now, with early bird rates available through June 14. Event registration closes on Friday, July 12. Sponsorships and donations for the live auction will be accepted until July 12. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/tnstudytour.
About the Natural Stone Institute
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 nations. 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. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.