Surface Products Inc. Accredited by MIA
Cornelius, N.C.-based Surface Products, Inc., an Artisan Group member, has earned the designation of Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator.
Currently, only 25 natural stone fabricators in the country have achieved accreditation. To become an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator by the MIA, a company must have successfully completed three phases of application.
Phase one was the completion of a lengthy application that required the applicant company to provide various documents and references that ensure the company is in compliance with the 10 standards of accreditation as laid out by the MIA Accreditation Commission.
Phase two required the company’s qualifying agent (the designated company representative responsible for filing and maintaining accreditation records for the applicant company) to pass a 200-question, multiple-choice test. The exam tested the applicant’s knowledge and application of material usage, installation, fabrication, restoration, care and maintenance, administration, legal/contracts, and jobsite and shop safety.
The third phase was a comprehensive site visit, which included a facility review, document review, and one or more installation site visits.
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