Stone Industry Education
Stone World and the Marble INstitute of America

Indianapolis, IN - September 20, 2018  

Knowing Your Business

Natural Stone Institute and Stone World magazine are proud to offer a one-of-a-kind event to stone companies throughout Indiana! You will benefit from a “Town Hall” environment that is tailored to the attendee and the topics most important to fabricators.


You will:

  • Learn what metrics to follow as you develop your business plan.
  • Discuss how to maximize your shop efficiency while creating the best product for your customers.
  • Create a plan to position your company in the marketplace.


Duane Naquin, Stone Interiors
Industry Leaders participating in the Fabricator Breakout Groups


8:30 am  Registration
9:00 am  Welcome and Attendee Introductions
9:15 am  Knowing Your Business

10:30 am  Break

10:45 am  Knowing Your Business
11:45 am  Fabricator Resources
Noon   Host Presentation

12:15 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm  Fabricator Breakout Sessions

  • Group 1: Business Management (Benchmarking, Hiring and Retaining Employees, etc)
  • Group 2: Technical (Stone Characteristics, Technical Standards, etc)
  • Group 3: Marketing (Setting Expectations, Customer Relations, etc)
3:00 pm  Reception




global granite
Global Granite and Marble
8138 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN  46278

Special Thanks to Sponsors of Indiana Stone Summit


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Target Audience

Business owners, marketing professionals, and other employees interested in growing their business, networking with suppliers, and/or learning “best practices” about running a successful fabrication business.

Registration Fee


for Installers & Fabricators


for Suppliers & Stone Distributors

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  • Earn a $25 bookstore credit — Each attendee will receive a $25 credit for items from the Natural Stone Institute bookstore. Credit will be awarded onsite at the seminar.
  • Earn two free registrations — non-Natural Stone Institute member companies who join prior to the seminar can send two employees free of charge (a $198 value). For more information about membership, go online to or call Jeff Handley at 440.250.9222


Fabricator Partners