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How OSHA is failing the U.S. stone industry

OSHA’s recent proposal to increase regulations on silica is the latest example of the organization’s lack of understanding of the stone fabrication industry
By Michael Reis
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As an industry trade magazine, I believe that one of the most important things that Stone World can do to benefit the trade is to promote workplace safety.


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Danby marble and Stony Creek granite renovate Federal Building Plaza in NYC

Vermont Quarries Corp. in Mendon, VT, and Stony Creek granite from Stony Creek Quarry Corp. in Branford, CT, were selected to design the plaza
By Kerri Walker
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Originally constructed in 1968, the Jakob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza, which sits in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan — at Worth and Lafayette Streets — is a triumph over its past design trials and errors.


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Beverly Hills luxury long stay residence remodel is set in stone

The AKA Beverly Hills in California — which stretches the entire block of Crescent Drive and faces the Hollywood Hills — recently underwent a $10 million remodeling in which a variety of stones used throughout offer an exclusive feel to its guests
By Kerri Walker
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From the time guests make their way inside the AKA Beverly Hills hotel in California they can enjoy the ambiance and functionality provided by natural stone.


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Sustainability serves as inspiration for Museum of Natural Sciences

With a focus on the environment, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences wanted natural materials — including domestic stone — for its new Nature Research Center
By Sara Garafalo
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The Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the focal point of the newly built Green Square Complex in Raleigh, NC.


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Innovative stone use provides upscale feel for New Jersey condo

By Sara Garafalo
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For the remodeling of a New Jersey condo, designer Rosanna Robin Trivilino of Rosanna Robin Design Group in New York, NY, knew a full gut renovation was in order.


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Natural stone provides European charm for private residence

An international mix of stone slabs and tiles bring a classical European style to the inside of an upscale residence in Great Neck, Long Island
By Kerri Walker
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On Long Island in New York, set among the many classical French European-styled homes of Great Neck, a luxurious residence awaited a renovation and redesign of its absolutely empty 4,000-square-foot basement.


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Geared for the full range of stoneworking

From high-volume slab production to world-class architectural projects, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) is able to process large volumes of stone with optimal quality and efficiency
By Michael Reis
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In 1991, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) was established as a subsidiary of Al Harbi Group, a pioneer in Saudi Arabia’s mining and construction industries.


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SFA Europe Tour 2013

In this first-hand account, one of the senior members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) documents the organization’s trip through Italy and Germany as its members dialogued with suppliers to the stone fabrication sector
By Ron Hannah, SFA Advisor to the Board
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How do you confuse 15 fabricators from the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)? It proved to be quite simple really: invite them on a 10-day tour of Italy and have them land in Munich, Germany. (Hint: Italy is not in Germany.)


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Four Freedoms Park - A classic stone memorial 40 years later

After four decades, Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York City, was finally realized, and it features large-scale stonework that provides a timeless feel
By Michael Reis
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Just prior to his death in 1974, world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, FAIA, drew plans for Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York City.


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Developments continue for worldwide supplier Levantina

With new granite and marble collections, along with a portfolio of completed architectural works around the world, Levantina has solidified its position as a leader in the international stone business
By Michael Reis
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With over 1,600 employees, Levantina is a vertically integrated company with an international presence.


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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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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