Natural Stone Institute Continues Support of the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. Program


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Natural Stone Institute Continues Support of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program


Oberlin, OH and Chestertown, NY, December 19, 2017— The Natural Stone Institute is honored to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). Since entering into an agreement in late 2016, natural stone has been included in nine specially adapted smart homes, with seven more currently under construction.


2017 MIA President, Jon Lancto, commented: “We are proud and humbled by this opportunity. I can’t think of a better way to involve our entire membership in the efforts led by the Gary Sinise Foundation that benefit those who have sacrificed on behalf of our country.”


We would like to thank the following companies who have donated to this cause: AG&M, Alpha Granite, Andrew Lauren, Arizona Tile, Big Creek Granite, Daltile, Dee Brown, Inc., Delta Granite, Dente Trading Company, Distinctive Marble & Granite, Epic Stone, European Wholesale Countertops, FLOFORM, Florida Bath & Surfaces, Global Granite & Marble, Granite Group International, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations, Marble Line, Marjan Stone, Inc., Martellaro Marble & Granite, MARVA, Mont Granite, Inc., M S International, Murphy Marble Company, Natural Stone Veneers International, Pental Surfaces, Picasso Tile & Design, Premier Surfaces, Pyramid Marble & Granite, Real Stone & Granite Corp., Rockin’teriors, Rocksolid Stone Works, Rocky Mountain Stone, Rugo Stone, LLC, Smokey Mountain Tops, TexaStone Quarries, Trindco, and Unique Stone Concepts.


To learn more about getting involved in this program, visit




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