SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc 2012 Award Masters

SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc 2012 Award Masters Certificates To Hundreds of Education Program Attendees

(Dallas, Texas) The SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Education Program
solidified itself as a leading provider of top-quality education by awarding more than 300
Masters Certificates to attendees who completed more than eight hours of course work
during the 2012 show.
“We were extremely pleased by the number of participants in this year’s program who
completed the eight hours required to receive the Masters Certification,” commented
Jennifer Hughes, Conference Manager, SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc
Americas. “This reconfirmed for us that our attendees are committed to receiving
superior quality education and value what our program brings to their level of knowledge
in the industry.”
Attendees could receive a Masters Certificate in any of the offered tracks: Business,
Marketing, Sales, Stone Fabrication/Installation, Flooring Installation, Building Design
and Trends, Sustainability, and Care/Maintenance/Restoration.
SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 will be held January 29-31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits will be open Tuesday –

Thursday and the Education Program opens Monday, January 28 and goes through
Thursday. For more information on SURFACES visit and, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @Surfaces_Show
and @Stonexpo.
The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the
floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floor covering
retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.
The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs,
and operates the premier consumer flooring web site,, providing unbiased
information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members’
retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry
and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America
(MIA) and Natural Stone Council. The mission of the MIA is to promote the use of natural
stone and be the world’s most authoritative natural stone information resource.
Membership in the association is worldwide and includes over 2,000 natural stone
producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers,
and industry suppliers—all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and
The Natural Stone Council, home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the
stone industry that represents the major associations who are committed to promotion
and education of the industry and general public on the value and benefits of natural
stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries, American Monument
Association, Building Stone Institute, Canadian Stone Association, Elberton Granite
Association, Marble Institute of America, National Building Granite Quarries Association,
National Granite Manufacturers Association and Natural Stone Alliance.
StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 official endorsers are Marmomacc, Allied Stone
Industries and The Concrete Countertop Institute.

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