According to Michele Ragno, Vice President of Sales, Stone Division for Intermac America, “Inside Intermac was such a success this year because we gave the event a strong educational focus. The variety of seminars hosted by industry leaders gave our attendees an opportunity to learn about topics that are essential to growing their businesses. Without a doubt, the most successful part of the event was our ceramic day, a huge hit within our industry and customer base. The agenda was filled with need-to-know information for companies that have an eye on expanding their capabilities now or in the future.”
Guest presenters on Wednesday included Mark Meriaux, Accreditation and Technical Manager for the Natural Stone Institute, Intermac Finance Manager Stan Ragley and Peter Hauser, Sales Manager Diamut North America. Thursday was Ceramic Day, featuring a series of sessions designed to help guests evaluate the opportunities in new ceramic trends. Guests eagerly listened to presenter Ron Hannah with Cadenza Granite and Marble, an early adopter of ceramic technology, and learned from Todd Ward, EVP of National Accounts for Stonepeak Ceramics, a pioneering porcelain producer that integrated the production of large porcelain slabs into their Tennessee plant in 2018. Tenax USA added to the experience of Ceramic Day by demonstrating the inherent value of using top of the line ceramics adhesives onto final products.
The overall take-away from the event? That any size fabricator can get help to adopt innovative automation that will speed production, save labor costs, increase productivity and help them conquer new markets.