Coverings, the International Tile, Stone, and Flooring Exposition, today announced eight co-sponsors for this year's event taking place March 24-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. While one of the sponsors is new, the other seven have previously participated in the annual trade show and educational forum.

In its first year of sponsorship, Italian Marmomacchine Association (AIMM) represents Italian manufacturers of equipment for natural stone processing.

Returning as co-sponsors are the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), as well as chapters of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA).

"We are very excited to have the support from all these distinguished associations," said Rick Church, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Coverings.

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