For the second time, VeroStone GmbH received a visit from a delegation from the Association of Polish Natural Stone Producers.
In addition to Tomasz Marczak, Deputy Mayor of Strzegom (Striegau), Pawel Durlik, Chairman of the Education Committee in the City Council and Dr. Boguslaw Solima, Chairman of the Board, another 5 members of the association took part in this visit.
After being welcomed by Marcus Hausner, Managing Director of Verostone, the guests recovered from their trip at a lunch with typical Bavarian and local specialties.
Luckily the weather held up and so nothing stood against a trip to the quarries. Marcus Hausner gave on-site insights into the formation of the layers and the extraction of the blocks.
In the subsequent factory tour at VeroStone, the participants were given an overview of the further processing of the raw materials with the various saws, as well as drilling and grinding machines.
The next day was packed with activities: the principal of the Eichstätt vocational school, OStD Wendelin Ferstl welcomed the group to the new building “natural stones”. OStR Eschenweck spoke of the lessons at the vocational school, while OStR Miehling explained the teaching system during a tour through the workshops.
Since the training and further education of young people in the stone trade is a big topic everywhere, therefore the interest of the visitors was high and a lively discussion arose after the presentations.
After a break, another official part was on the program: Lord Mayor Josef Grienberger met the visitors in the conference room of the town hall. Dr. Solima introduced the guests and the association to the mayor and gifts were presented.
Since VeroStone has applied to become a supporting member of the Polish Natural Stone Association, VeroStone’s Managing Director Günter Gallus received the membership certificate in this elegant atmosphere. Afterwards Mayor Grienberger led the guests personally to the town hall tower, where they could enjoy a great view over the city.
During the subsequent tour with Dr. Claudia Grund, the participants followed her expert explanations intently: where else can one find such impressive, centuries-old references from the material that was just being examined in the quarry? The interest in our natural stones is great and the visit to Eichstätt will serve to build and strengthen friendships and exchange information.
This eventful day ended with a joint dinner, where an invitation to a return visit was extended.