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Making its name in Brazilian stone

With two company-owned quarries and automated stone-processing technology, PBA Stones has become a player in the international marketplace
By Michael Reis
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From the very beginning, PBA Stones of Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil, set out to make its mark by establishing standards and principles that would define its business philosophy.


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A growing family of quarries

Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone and Marble, Inc. cover a large area and an even larger market with their production
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In 1950, Eden Stone Co. Inc. in Eden, WI, was founded by Emil Gesell. Originally named Gesell and Sons, the quarry produced hand dressed-veneer and flagstone products.


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CNC Technology - Equipment and Tooling

By Michael Reis
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The following is a list of CNC technology products from various companies


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Carrying on the tradition of Arkansas limestone

With a history dating back to the 1800s, the Ozark Southern Stone quarry in Beaver, AR, has produced limestone for classic structures in the area and continues to supply current projects across the U.S.
By Jennifer Adams
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Established in 1883 as Eureka Stone Co., the Ozark Southern Stone quarry in Beaver, AR, is rich in history.


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TexaStone Quarries hosts “Stone Extravaganza”

Last month, a group of architects and students gathered at TexaStone Quarries for hands-on education in the quarries and fabrication facilities
By Michael Reis
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This event was part of the Building Stone Institute (BSI) Designer Education Series, featuring four AIA Continuing Education Units. The event also drew stone companies from Colorado, Idaho and Indiana.


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Fabricator event takes place in Texas

Last month, some of the country’s top fabricators gathered in Austin, TX, as part of the Artisan Group’s annual event, which also included an “industry showcase” of suppliers to the trade
By Michael Reis
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Founded in 2007, Artisan Group is a network of independent countertop professionals that spans across North America


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Historic marble used to restore mansion balustrade

The recent restoration of de Seversky Mansion at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, employed Vermont marble from a demolished mansion built in 1905
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As one of the top venues for private events in the New York metropolitan area, the de Seversky Mansion at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has a picturesque facade and a new staircase complete with marble that was quarried more than 100 years ago.


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Cathedral undergoes a “creative restoration”

St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD brought together a variety of natural stone elements to complete a design plan that is nearly 100 years old
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Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Saint Joseph Cathedral has stood as an unfinished landmark for almost 100 years.


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More than a half century of progress

The history of FloForm Countertops dates back to 1961, and through continued expansion over the years, the company has become a major player in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest
By Michael Reis
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In 1961, Harry, Frank and John Dyck, established FloForm Industries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as an add-on to their successful cabinet and construction business.


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Microwave resin technology elevates Italian supplier

Marmi Orobici of Bergamo, Italy, has taken its production to the next level by investing in a state-of-the-art plant for resin-treating slabs using microwave technology
By Michael Reis
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Founded in 1968 by Giuseppe Carnevale, Marmi Orobici Graniti S.p.A. of Bergamo, Italy, has maintained a pattern of growth over the years, and it is known worldwide as an international supplier of all stone varieties


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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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2014 September

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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This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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