Ripano Stoneworks stands apart in the market by being on the cutting edge in the granite and natural stone countertop fabrication industry. It's one of the reasons they were named National Fabricator of the Year. At Rivier College, they're preparing the future's business leaders with a hands-on MBA program that gets students out of the classroom to see first-hand how leading business theories are put into use. Rivier College MBA students recently toured the Ripano Stoneworks fabrication shop to understand the practical application of lean manufacturing processes they were learning in the classroom. They also got an opportunity to see the innovative technologies Ripano is applying to the countertop fabrication process. Said one Rivier student, "That's an example of the true entrepreneurial spirit that drives this great country. Ripano really seems to have it all together. Great products, "cutting" edge technology, and more importantly, great ideas!"