The Concrete Countertop Institute Moves Training Operations to the Midwest

Concrete Countertop Supply by Fishstone in Chicago is new primary training location.

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The Concrete Countertop Institute announces the move of its primary training location to the Chicago area. All hands-on classes will be held at the Concrete Countertop Supply by Fishstone facility at 1760 Brittania Dr #6, Elgin, IL 60124.

Lane Mangum, VP business services for The Concrete Countertop Institute, states, "I'm thrilled with this arrangement with Fishstone because they have a perfect facility and are great to work with. It is a more central location, especially for our Canadian and western students, and has a major international airport. Students will have better access to new tools and materials, and the opportunity to work personally with one of our recommended vendors. Instead of paying expensive shipping costs after the return home from North Carolina many of our students will now be able to bring the essential supplies home with them from Illinois right from the class."

There will be no change in curriculum or instructors. Jeff Girard, president of The Concrete Countertop Institute, will continue to personally instruct the classes, held every two to three months. "I'm not moving to Chicago. It's too cold!", Girard jokes. "I will continue my research and article writing from my new shop in Raleigh, and fly to Chicago to do classes."

Upcoming classes in Chicago are:

March 5 - 9: The Ultimate Concrete Countertop Training (Precast and GFRC)

Apr 16: Free Sealer Workshop

Apr 17: GFRC Crash Course

Apr 18 - 20: Water, Light & Fire: Advanced 3-Dimensional Concrete

The mailing and billing address for The Concrete Countertop Institute has changed to:

PO Box 25898

Raleigh, NC 27611-5898

For shipping, please call to confirm the appropriate address.

Further details about the classes and location are available at or by contacting or 888-386-7711.