Friday, February 4, 2011

a day of discussions including issues currently surrounding the masonry industry

Press Release
150 members of the masonry & building industry gathered to discuss improving the quality of installation of masonry products and building a healthier wall, during the Instone Training & Vendor

Tuesday February 1, 2011 in Hamilton, NJ, Instone, a New Jersey based company who is the largest wholesale distributor of Cultured Stone® in the United States, distributing masonry products from Maine to Virginia, and the Midwest.
Instone brought together members of the building industry for a day of discussions including issues currently surrounding the masonry industry , a total, on-the-wall installation solution, and immediate measures to protect the industry from the negative impact of faulty installations.
Guest speaker Chris Hines of the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association* delivered the MVMA recommendations for proper installation of masonry veneer products and recommendations for building a healthy wall.
(*The MVMA organization provides up-to-date guidelines of the generally accepted masonry veneer installation methods and details in order to discourage faulty installations.)
Also presenting during the Instone Training & Vendor Day were representatives from masonry products manufacturers such as Cultured Stone®, FireRock, Stone Transitions™, Spider Lath, Keene™ Building Supplies, Semco Natural ThinCut Stone, and AMICO building products, all of which support and follow the MVMA guidelines for installation and healthy wall systems.
Members of the building industry gained valuable information that will improve the quality of installation and gained the knowledge of how to product against unhealthy wall conditions that occur as a result of mold and corrosion.
For more information about Instone or the MVMA please contact
us 888-467-8250