About this course:
When the market for stone counter tops was growing rapidly, many exterior stone contractors successfully diversified in creating an interior stone division within their corporations to complement their existing exterior stone façade businesses. Currently, the waning interior market is luring many interior contractors to do the reverse, and diversify into the exterior cladding sector of the stone industry. While a few have been successful, many have had disastrous results as they embarked into a business arena for which they were inadequately prepared, inexperienced, and poorly qualified. This training course will explain the basic varieties of exterior cladding systems, and will explain the required resume’ of minimum skills and experience that should be secured before venturing into each variety of work. This discussion is not intended to frighten or discourage the contractor from pursuing this sector, but rather to prevent causing harm to oneself by venturing into an unknown world without the resources needed for survival.
The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floor-covering, stone & tile industries. The International Surface Event is comprised of the The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo events. Together, these three world-class tradeshows feature four impressive days of the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking. Held annually each year in Las Vegas, TISE brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest products, trends, services and technologies.