The 2016 MIA+BSI Transitional Board. Left to right, back row: Michael Schlough, David Carnevale, Bob Zavagno, Bernie Van Etten, Josh Levinson, Dan Rea, Michael Picco, Jesus Gonzalez, Bruce Knaphus, Arik Grebelsky, Greg Osterhout, Kent Barnow; front row: Daniel Wood, Buddy Ontra, Claus Larsen, Brenda Edwards, Kathy Spanier, David Castellucci, Dacia Woodworth, Rob Teel, Jon Lancto, Rob Barnes, Aaron Hicken.

MIA+BSI, The Natural Stone Institute Begins Its Joint Venture

On Jan. 1, 2016, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) began a two-year joint venture to consolidate operations. Together, MIA and BSI (known as MIA+BSI, the Natural Stone Institute) serve more than 1,900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events.