Press Releases Prior to 2003

PRESS RELEASES

San Diego, CA, October 23, 2013 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) announces it has increased the renewal date of the Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification certificate, to two years from one. This means that every two years the tile installer must retake the updated course in order to stay current with new industry standards. In the past, installers were required to retake the course annually to stay current. read more.SAN DIEGO (June 27, 2013) - Catalina Research and Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC), a national company providing marketing research and business planning services, announced today the release of their 2013 Catalina Report on Natural and Manufactured Stone. read more.San Diego, CA, June 5, 2013 – Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC), a national company providing marketing research and business planning services, announced today that Tom Kotel, owner of Mid-America Tile, a major distributor and importer located in Chicago, IL, is the raffle winner of a $600 Apple Gift Certificate.  read more.San Diego, CA, April 19, 2013 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS)  announces it has developed a Canadian version of its popular online course, Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course, which is available through Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC). read more.Catalina Research updated Ceramic Tile Report - San Diego, CA January 24, 2013.  Catalina Research and Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants (CTaSC) announced the release of the new 196-page Catalina Report on Ceramic Tile Product Industry Report dated December 2012.  read more

 Donato Pompo Honored with Construction Specifier Magazine Article of the Year Award - San Diego, CA, October 4, 2012 – Donato V. Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA of Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC) was honored with The Construction Specifier Magazine Article of the Year Award by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).   read more

University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Develops Canadian Online Ceramic Tile Course for Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC)Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits, and limit your liability!San Diego, CA, February 3, 2011 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) announces it has developed a Canadian version of its popular online course, Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile, which has been released and is available through Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) www.ttmac.com.   read moreThe University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online Training Courses Approved by WFCA for Continuing Education CreditCourses qualify for scholarship reimbursement through WFCA San Diego, CA, January 19, 2011 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) online sales training courses, Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone and Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile, are now eligible for the continuing education requirements of the World Floor Covering Association’s industry certification program. The UofCTS courses also qualify for trade scholarship reimbursement through the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). read more
University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Updates Online Sales Training Course "Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile"
Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits!San Diego, CA, January 13, 2011 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has released a new updated version of its popular online course, "Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile". The course offers an up-to-date comprehensive look at the ceramic tile industry covering everything from Industry Standards, Usage and Applications, Installation Methods, Products and Design, Care and Maintenance, and Sales Techniques.  read more
Just Released... New Stone Product Industry Statistical Report For U.S. and Canadian Markets Findings Show Stone Sector is Starting to Grow Again
San Diego, CA, July 20, 2010 – Catalina Research and Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants (CTaSC) announced the release of their 250-page Catalina Report on Natural and Manufactured Stone Product Industry Report 2010.  This fact-filled report provides up-to-date information on granite, engineered stone, marble, limestone, travertine, sandstone, slate, manufactured stone (precast concrete), and other rough and fabricated dimension stone products.  read more
Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants (CTaSC) Announces Winners of U.S. Stone Survey Contest
San Diego, CA July 7, 2010 -- Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC), a national company providing marketing research and business planning services, announced today that Michele Aloe, sales manager of Walker Zanger, a major importer located in Las Vegas, NV, and Gasper Naquin, owner of Stone Interiors, a large stone fabricating company located in Loxley, AL are the raffle winners of an Apple 16 GB iPhone4 for their participation...  read more
University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Launches New Online Training Course "Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone"
San Diego, CA, March 4, 2010 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is launching its newest online course, Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone. It offers a comprehensive look at the stone industry from ancient uses and geology to quarrying, fabrication, installation and advice on how to win over customers. read more
Joseph L. Russ Appointed E-Learning and Training Director for the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS)
San Diego, CA, January 4, 2010 – Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc. (CTaSC) announced that they have hired Joseph L. Russ to fill the executive position of Director of E-Learning and Training for the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS).  He will be responsible for the development and promotion of e-Learning and other training programs for the ceramic tile and stone industries. read more
Vince Pompo Joins Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants
San Diego, CA, May 1, 2006 – Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, LLC (CTaSC) announced that Vince Pompo has joined the company as New Business Development Manager and will be focusing on promoting the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) training programs. read more
NEW STONE PRODUCT INDUSTRY REPORT RELEASED Findings Show Stone Sector Continues to Grow Significantly
San Diego, CA, March 30, 2006 – Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, LLC (CTaSC) and Catalina Research Inc. have announced the release of their most recent collaborative effort, the Stone Product Industry Report 2006. This 214-page study is a compelling examination of the current U.S. stone market that tackles a wide range of subjects from quarrying to fabrication to end-user data.  read more
Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) Announces Winners of U.S. Stone Survey Contest
San Diego CA, January 8, 2006 -- Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, LLC (CTaSC), a national company providing marketing research and business planning services, announced today that Bob Traxler, president of Arizona Tile, Phoenix, AZ and Larry Mattero, general manager of Marble Crafters Inc., Trainer, PA, are the winners of Apple iPod nanos for their participation in the recent U.S. Stone Survey. read more
Ceramic and Stone Tile Installation Training
San Diego, CA, March 1, 2005 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (Uo CTS) announced that they continue to offer a variety of installation training programs. The UofCTS offers customized hands-on training courses for installing ceramic and stone tile.  The hands-on training programs are customized for the client’s needs, which can cover any type of application or method as listed below. The course content is developed and organized by educational course designers following industry standards with founder Donato Pompo’s leadership and guidance.  read more
New Updated Ceramic Tile Online Education Course Released Ceramic Tile Distributor Association Begins Online Education Program
San Diego, CA, December 1, 2004 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (U of CTS) announced that they have updated and expanded their web based ceramic tile sales training course called “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile.”  Topics have been added or expanded on Care and Maintenance, Up-selling Opportunities, CTDA Color Shade Variation program, Answering the Porcelain Tile Question, and more… read more
Stone Product Industry Report Released Data Shows U.S. Stone Consumption on the Rise
San Diego, CA, September 16, 2003 -- In a joint effort, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) and Catalina Research Inc. have announced the release of a report on the Stone Products Industry that offers comprehensive market information not previously available. read more
University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Launches Online Training Program
Jamul, CA, April 27, 2003 -- The campus of the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is now enrolling students for its internet training program designed to illustrate the basics of tile and stone including the history, properties and types, installation methods and useful sales techniques. read more...