26 Oct '14, 2am

#IceStone makes countertops from #recycled glass, cement, and non-toxic pigments. … #greenbuilding #MadeinUSA

When Dal LaMagna first began investing in IceStone in 2003, the countertop manufacturer was poised for success. Within a few years, however, it fell victim to the 2008 economic collapse—which caused a meltdown in the construction industry—and by 2011, it was ready to close its doors. But LaMagna and several other socially conscious investors saw a business worth saving. “The company had perfected the product, and the construction industry was reawakening, so I stepped in, and 58 of our 81 investors came up with another $1.2 million to provide a financial runway,” LaMagna says. He also orchestrated the company’s transition and went from investor to president, CEO, and CFO. This wasn’t an unfamiliar role for LaMagna, who had retired from the business world after founding and running Tweezerman, a beauty products company, for 25 years. IceStone also was a passion project for ...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2014/30-icestone/#.VExddLBPd5Q.twi...

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gbdmagazine.com 01 Nov '14, 1pm

When Dal LaMagna first began investing in IceStone in 2003, the countertop manufacturer was poised for success. Within a f...