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2015 Stone World fabricator survey shows expected sales revenue to increase

The future is seemingly bright for the U.S. stone fabrication sector, according to a survey conducted by the Market Research Department at BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company).


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Andrade Group celebrates 25 years of business

In 1975, Brazilian brothers Celio and Zelto de Andrade created the Andrade Group, which started off as an aluminum company.
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Laser etching company continues to grow

A lot has changed since Stone World first profiled Laser Imaging & Design, Inc. of Lebanon, OH, 12 years ago.


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Online inventory systems becoming more important for members of the stone sector

With the Internet becoming the ultimate source for information and E-commerce, members of the stone sector are realizing its importance and turning to online inventory systems for a quicker, more efficient and successful way of doing business
One of the most common questions asked today is: Are you ready to adjust your company for the future of the Internet?


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Vitoria Stone Fair/Marmomacc latin America anticipates increase of international visitors

Now that the international stone fair has successfully rebranded itself, this year’s edition will showcase a larger variety of exotic stones and entice more international attendance
Last year, the Vitória Stone Fair was rebranded as the Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America in an attempt to combine business with design and product culture, while also offering training courses for architects and industry professionals.


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How two brothers from Guidoni Group are becoming prominent producers and exporters of granite in Brazil

Brothers José Geraldo and Jose Antonio Guidoni founded Guidoni Group in 1989 in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Since then Guidoni has grown swiftly, becoming one of the most prominent producers and exporters of granite among companies in Brazil.


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TISE West expected to set record attendance

The 2015 edition of The International Surface Event West will feature a revamped education program that provides attendees with more interactive learning and networking opportunities
The exhibition, which now includes StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, Surfaces and TileExpo all under one roof, will be open from January 21 to 23, and the education program will run from January 20 through January 23.


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Santo Antonio Granitos: Growing from a single gangsaw shop to a worldwide stone producer

In 1968, Luiz Scaramussa — with the support of his entire family — combined a small shed and a single gangsaw to start a sawmill to produce Santo Antonio white marble.


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Texas limestone used to make home

Mostly built of Palomino Granbury limestone, a private residence in Blanco, TX, complements its vast Texas property
Set in Blanco, TX, is a 4,350-square-foot, L-shaped residence, built for a couple that wanted their dream retirement home.


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Marmomacc Stone Gallery

Marmomacc in Verona, Italy, a leading event in sustaining the marble system on the world market, in order to promote development of products and technologies and become an increasingly qualified cultural workshop for world-wide trends in stone construction and design.


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This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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