Dallas — Being “green” has become the new way of exhibiting at Surfaces| StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas (S2). For the second year, S2 partnered with Mountain Re-Source Center and Tile Partners for Humanity on a recycling initiative focused on post-show product donations at the close of the three-day event, held Jan. 29 to 31 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Mountain Re-Source Center solicited all S2 exhibitors prior to and during the show. The participating exhibitors were very generous, offering thousands of square feet of material which filled seven 53-foot semi-trailers to capacity, more than doubling the donations from last year’s inaugural initiative. The loads were delivered to River Valley Community Outreach Center in Gridley, Calif., Central West Virginia Outreach Center in Gassaway, W.V., and Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas to serve multiple families and community improvement efforts presently underway.
S2 exhibitors graciously participated in this significant and impactful program. Companies of all sizes actively participated with some of the major donations coming
- Beaulieu (9,000 square feet of carpet and padding)
- Mannington Mills (9,000 square feet of flooring)
- Home Legend (5,400 square feet of flooring)
- Nature Flooring (3,500 square feet of flooring)
- U.S. Floors (2,500 square feet of flooring)
- Max Windsor (2,500 square feet of flooring)
- IVC US (2,500 square feet of flooring)
- Johnson Hardwood (2,250 square feet of flooring)
Herb Miller, executive director of Mountain Re-Source Center, commented, “We were blown away by the exhibitors’ generosity. We more than doubled the donations collected last year and are thrilled that these beautiful floors will benefit our partners in Nevada, West Virginia, and California. Thank you to Hanley Wood, Freeman, and United Services for their amazing partnership – we couldn’t have done it without them!”
Dana Teague, group director, Surfaces| StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, added, “We are very proud of this great accomplishment that we have achieved with the help of many partners. The social responsibility that many of our exhibiting companies are displaying will go on to make an impact in so many lives, as well as bring light to the many ways recycling efforts such as ours can be implemented in business models year-round.”
Additionally, the Mandalay Bay was successful in recycling a large amount of the remaining materials left in both the Bayside and Shorelines Exhibit Halls (including residual cardboard, aluminum, paper, plastics, pallets, etc.).