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Committed to harvesting indigenous resources: North Carolina Granite Corp.

Celebrating 125 years of business this year, North Carolina Granite Corp. of Mount Airy, NC, has become a renowned quarrier of natural stone products and is committed to sustainable practices
More than 140 years ago in 1872, a farmer by the name of John Gilmer purchased several thousand acres of land covering what is now part of Mount Airy, NC, and the village of Flat Rock, NC.


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A diamond in the rough : R.E.D. Graniti

R.E.D. Graniti, a world leader in stone production, realized the potential of the Colorado Yule marble quarry in Marble, CO, and committed to investing to make it a successful operation
Founded more than 140 years ago in Marble, CO, the quarry has a storied past.


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Digital Technology Makes for an Efficient and Productive Operation

Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, has created a strong team environment, which combined with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital technology, makes for an efficient and productive operation
Like most fabricators in the industry, Chris Garten, president of Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, started out using luan strips to template.


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Digital Templating and How It Helped

Making the switch to digital templating has helped Johnson Granite, Inc. of Mount Airy, NC, significantly expand its production capacity
In 2007-08, Brian Johnson, president of Johnson Granite, Inc. in Mount Airy, NC, made a decision to help the longevity of his company.


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MIA Safety Committee announces new chairman

Recently named chairman of the MIA Safety Committee, Jonathan Mitnick sat down with Stone World to discuss some of the group’s current and future initiatives
In 2003, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) established its safety program. It later went on to start a Safety Committee in 2010, which initially had 16 member companies.


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Stone-specific seminars at TISE East 2014

The following list is a look at some of the stone-related sessions that will be offered.


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TISE debuts in Miami

In its inaugural year, The International Surface Event (TISE) East promises to offer a premiere trade exhibition and conference program for the stone, tile and flooring industries
The new edition is scheduled from October 19 to 22, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.


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Onyx and Granite Transform the Lobby of Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort

A mix of materials, including onyx and granite, transformed the lobby of the Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, into a welcoming environment for guests
In late 2013, The Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, underwent a five-month, multi-million-dollar renovation of the lobby and public space, restaurants, guest rooms and spa.


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An extensive stone restoration project of a San Francisco building brought back its original charm and luster

In 2011, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA, LEED® AP, design principal at Perkins+Will and Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED® AP, associate principal at Page & Turnbull, were hired by developers Wilson Meany to rehabilitate and renew 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco, CA, the former headquarters of the Pacific Telephone Co.


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SFA Italy tour 2014

Traveling 1,250 miles throughout Italy in a just over a week, the fourth edition of the SFA tour provided educational and networking opportunities between fabricators and members of the Italian stone industry
Now in its fourth year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance’s (SFA) annual trip to Italy has become a well-recognized educational tour.


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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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