Industry Insights
 
November 1st, 2003

Nov-Dec 2003

AMERICA’S OLDEST POTTERY AT THE BRAZILIAN DESIGN SHOW One of the more important findings of the Amazon is a carved stone point, found by Anna Roosevelt, granddaughter of President Roosevelt, and her team in 1992. The point indicated human occupation of the cave in which it was found around 11,200 years ago. Also, the oldest pottery in the Americas was found in the Amazon Basin, dating from 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. One can compare that figure to the oldest pottery finding in the world, which was in Japan, with a finding dating from 11,000 years ago. The pottery will make its North American debut at the Brazilian Design Show in Miami on November 5-7. The show will take place at the Terra do Brazil Design Center in Miami and offer an unprecedented look at Brazil’s leading ceramics, pottery, jewelry, accessory and furniture designers and artisans. Terra do Brazil created the design center to help North American buyers, importers, distributors, representative designers and wholesalers access a nationwide network of more than 5,000 Brazilian manufacturers and designers and assist with import/export operations. It will also enable small and medium producers of Brazilian furniture and artifacts the ability to sell products of aggregate value in the North American market without obstacles. This will provide greatly needed economic assistance to Brazilian natives and protection of the Amazon Rain Forests. (www.terradobrazil.com)

LATICRETE INDIA ISO CERTIFICATION IS A FIRST

LATICRETE India Pvt. Ltd. Received India’s first recommendation for ISO 9001:2000 certification. The firm is committed to a total focus relative to customer satisfaction by continually manufacturing, supplying and educating the construction industry regarding quality construction materials, techniques, technology & products./ In receiving the ISO 9001:2000 recommendation, LATICRETE India will be strengthening the company’s already solid technological, quality and performance position in the tile and stone marketplace.

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