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Explore the largest stone and machinery display in North America at Coverings. Test drive the latest fabrication equipment, negotiate directly with suppliers, and evaluate and compare natural stone from all over the world for every type of project.  You belong at Coverings.

Fabricator Day

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This is your day at Coverings. Fabricator Day was designed to facilitate enhanced learning and networking opportunities through a roundtable lunch and discussion, focused education sessions and more—all for FREE.

SFA Cage Demos and the Stone Zone

Stone Fabricators Alliance


The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is an organization dedicated to the education of the fabricator. The SFA presented ongoing demonstrations and educational “how-to” topics in their booth that were specifically designed for fabricators and installers. 

Free Education Sessions for Fabricators Included:


Attracting More Designers to Your Showroom - How to Deliver CEU Courses
Presenters: Sarah Gregg, MIA+BSI; Rob Bacon, Daltile

Women in Stone Speed Mentoring & Leadership Workshop
Presenters: Kathy Spanier, Coldspring; Allyson Humphries, M S International; Kim Dumais, Miller Druck Specialty Contracting

State of the Industry – Impact of the Natural Stone Promotional Campaign
Presenters: Jim Hieb, MIA+BSI (Moderator); Jon Lancto; Greg Osterhout, Northern Stone Supply; Daniel Wood, Lurveys Landscape Supply; Amy Oakley, MIA+BSI

Perspectives in Benchmarking
Presenter: Duane Naquin, Stone Interiors

Silica Exposure and Employee Safety in the Stone Industry
Presenters: Jim Hieb, MIA+BSI; Mark Meriaux, MIA+BSI;  Jonathan Mitnick, CCS Stone, GK Naquin, Stone Interiors 

Fabricator Forum
Presenters: Marco Duran, Atlas Marble Co (Moderator); Buddy Ontra, Ontra Stone Concepts; Laura Grandlienard, Rockin’teriors; Hikmet Pauls, Marjan Stone Inc.


Machinery and knowledge of product are two big game changers in my business. I go to Coverings to explore the latest fabrication equipment products and impressive machinery displays. It’s helpful to meet and talk with other fabricators to benchmark and tackle problems and see how they handle them.” -Andres W., Bradenton, FL


Like other fabricators who attend Coverings, Andres attends Coverings to explore the largest and most impressive stone and machinery display in North America and to:

  • Test drive the equipment and machinery
  • Network with other fabricators
  • Evaluate and compare natural stone from all over the world

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May 8-11