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The Midwest Stone Fabricators Association (MWSFA) will become the Marble Institute of America's Midwest Chapter.

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced the Midwest Stone Fabricators Association (MWSFA) will become the MIA Midwest Chapter.

According to the institute, the goal of the chapter will be to increase educational offerings and networking opportunities to stone professionals in the region—which includes Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“This is a great opportunity for the MIA to provide strong educational programming to stone professionals in the region. The MIA looks forward to working with regional members to create a dynamic curriculum which provides benefits for every segment of the industry," said Jim Hieb of MIA.

During the next 18 months of operation, the Midwest Chapter plans to offer six educational courses. According to Hieb, offerings during this period could include:

MIA Midwest Chapter Kickoff Event

Midwest Stone Summit

Geology in the Natural Stone Industry

Panel Discussion of Key Industry Issues

A Technical Session on Stone Installation

CEU for Architects and Designers

The MIA Midwest Chapter joins the MIA New York Metro Chapter and the MIA Toronto Chapter as the third chapter in the program. Like the other MIA chapters, the Midwest Chapter will hold quarterly meetings.

To find more information about the MIA Midwest Chapter, visit website at marble-institute.com/midwest.