International trade meeting at Clemson
International trade in ceramic tile is at stake as delegates from 15 countries begin meeting at Clemson University to develop new standards for a building material that is easy to take for granted—yet has covered floors, walls and countertops everywhere. Decisions made at the Madren Conference Center on campus between now and Friday are expected to influence the global tile business at a time when the
U-S industry is bouncing back from years of factories moving overseas. State Senator Larry Martin, Pickens County Republican, plans to open the conference tomorrow with remarks on the importance of the discussions and the value of partnerships between industry and the academic community.