The Marble Institute of America recently launched an accreditation program for the natural stone industry, and according to Gary Distelhorst, CAE, Executive Vice President, over 100 companies have already made application for over 130 accreditations. I had the opportunity to work with Gary and his great MIA team of staff and leaders in the strategy and design of this important program. Take a look at this video highlighting the program. I think it does a great job building the case for the industry need for and value of the accreditation. This is so important - organizations need to focus more on building the case and showing the real value of their credentialing programs (assuming there is an industry need and value - but that's a discussion for another day!) I know I'll be looking for an accredited company to fabricate and install granite countertops in my new kitchen later this year.