Stone Industry veteran Michael Picco, Picco Engineering (a Toronto based company), shared expertise about "Making the transition from residential countertops to light construction" for several dozen fabricators attending the MIA / Stone World seminar on June 22nd. He also fielded many questions about: anchorage requirements for stone cladding projects; common mistakes made when submitting commercial project bid proposals; the differences between residential and commercial projects payment terms, and much more. He also highlighted the importance of the MIA's Dimension Stone Design Manual and the value it has to the global stone industry as a source of stone information.
Jim Hieb commented, "Michael did a great job with his presentation and given the number of questions posed to him it was evident that the attendees valued his expertise and advise." This session was just one of three key components of the event hosted by M S International. The schedule also included a fabricator's forum and an afternoon keynote presentation about "Online Marketing" given by Marty Gould, Focalize Now.