Considered to be the largest stone trade fair in Latin America and one of the most important of the world, the next edition of the Vitória Stone Fair -- taking place from February 7 to 10, 2012 in Vitória, Brazil -- will serve as a showcase for the Brazilian stone sector and beyond.
Homeowners Can Purchase Discounted Granite, Marble and Other Stone for Countertops and Benefit Injured Soldiers
September 26, 2011
Sept. 20, 2011– October 14-16, Artisan Group countertop fabricators across America will host a National Yard Sale, selling granite and other stone remnants, with three percent of proceeds going to Homes for Our Troops to build specially-adapted homes for veterans.
Architectural Granite & Marble, headquartered in Austin, TX, with branches in Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Raleigh, NC and San Antonio, TX, has recently opened a new branch in Puyallup, WA, which will offer consumers Factory Direct pricing.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Venetian Marble & Granite of Helotes, TX, with 10 serious safety and health violations after an inspection found that workers were exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. Proposed penalties total $41,300.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.