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2020 Press Releases

December 17, 2020
16 Documents Added to Natural Stone Resource Library

Sixteen new documents have been added to the Natural Stone Resource Library. Authored by Technical Director Chuck Muehlbauer, the documents originally appeared as Queries & Quandaries articles in The Cutting Edge.

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October 20, 2020
Marmomac Renews Support of Natural Stone Institute Grande Pinnacle Award

Marmomac has renewed its sponsorship for the Natural Stone Institute’s Grande Pinnacle Award for the next four years.  Marmomac has sponsored the Grande Pinnacle Award since its inception in 2008.

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October 13, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Testing Lab Receives Three Distinctions

The Natural Stone Institute testing lab has received validation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the ASTM C97 test method for absorption and bulk specific gravity of dimension stone. Only one other lab in the country has received this designation.

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September 9, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Completes 30th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Natural stone and fabrication services for US Army Captain Greg Galeazzi and his family were provided by Marble and Granite, Inc. and Ontra Stone Concepts.

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July 22, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Completes 29th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Natural stone and fabrication services for US Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman and his family were provided by Northern Stone Supply, Bedrosians, Columbia Stone, and Natural Stone Designs.

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July 14, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Tucker Design Award Recipients

The twelve winning projects of the 2020 Tucker Design Awards will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on August 18 at 11am. The 2020 Bybee Prize recipient will also be announced during this virtual celebration.

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July 8, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Completes 28th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Natural stone and fabrication services for US Army SSG Casey Jones and his family were provided by Triton Stone Group and StoneWorld.

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June 16, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Completes 27th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Natural stone and fabrication services for US Air Force Tsgt Matthew Slaydon and his family were provided by Rocky Mountain Stone and Arizona Tile.

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April 21, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Awards Program Call for Entries

The association is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Pinnacle Awards, Industry Recognition Awards, and scholarship program. All entries are due by July 20.

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April 28, 2020
Natural Stone Institute Unveils Silica & Slab Safety Certificate Program

The Natural Stone Institute is proud to announce the debut of a new safety resource for stone fabricators and distributors.

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