Connecticut Stone Summit: Wine and Stone CEU
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 PM EST
Where: European Granite Marble Surfaces
1100 Boston Avenue, Bldg. 5A
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Speaker: Buddy Ontra, Ontra Stone Concepts
(Must Attend in Person to Receive CEU Credit)
Join us for this free education and networking event:
Wine & Stone
Red or white, sweet or dry? The Wine & Stone presentation was developed as a unique way to show attendees what factors make stone hard or soft, veined or patterned, etc. For example, nutritionally restricted limestone soil gives more acidity to the wines grown there. Mineral composition also comes into play when talking about the characteristics of stone. Marbles are composed primarily of calcium carbonate which makes them less resistant to chemicals such as acids and bases. Find out more interesting facts that determine the characteristics of wine & stone!
The Evolving Marketplace, Technology & Product Applications
This seminar will showcase the story of genuine stone in a variety of ways including a tour of a stone facility. Witness a 10 minute video showcasing the history of stone, modern day quarrying techniques, and stone's durability, beauty, and value. Learn and discuss landscape, interior and exterior use and application of natural stone. Obtain more information about the use of sandstone, bluestone, limestone, and quartzite for hardscapes, as well as the interior use of limestone, marble, granite and slate. Study the use of limestone for trims, caps, stoops, poolcopings, watertables, veneers, and much more. Learn how safety in production practices is important to the stone industry.