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Defining the granite industry by marketing with social media

Owner Chad Briles of The Stone Shop in Ankeny, IA, has grown a successful company fairly quickly by using platforms such as Facebook to promote and get jobs
Chad Briles’ grandfather has been in the tile and stone industry for over 60 years, and Chad started working for him when he was 13


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Best Communicator Awards 2014

The ceremony was held in the Santamargherita Arena in the Inside Marmomacc & Abitare il Tempo Hall.


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Designing with Natural Stone

The 16th edition of Marmomacc Stone Academy’s “Designing with Natural Stone” ran from September 22 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with the international stone exhibition.


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Increased attendance at Marmomacc 2014

With attendance up 15% from last year, the 49th edition of Marmomacc showed promising signs of recovery in the stone industry
There was a buzz throughout the halls of Marmomacc this year, which was held from September 24 to 27, at Veronafiere in Verona, Italy.


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MIA Survey reveals that drugs and alcohol can turn best safety programs into a disaster

An MIA survey on drug and alcohol in the workplace indicates that industry members are aware of the problem, and report one of the keys is to spot abusers before hiring them
The statistics are sobering — and that’s no play on words. One out of every 10 deaths in America is caused by alcoholism.


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TISE East launches in Miami

Pleased with the results of The International Surface Event East’s inaugural year, Hanley Wood Exhibitions plans to hold the stone, tile and flooring exhibition once again in Miami, FL, next fall
The International Surface Event East (TISE) made its debut in October at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.


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Limestone and travertine merge to create the perfect balance

Regional limestone — along with a variety of other material — was incorporated into the design of a private residence in Austin, TX, to create a home reminiscent of the Old World with a sophisticated feel
Neighboring one of the many lakes in Austin, TX, is an approximate 8,000-square-foot private residence known as “Old World/Shore Vista”


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30 year history of Stone World magazine

Through the decades, Stone World has continually evolved to bring its readers an insightful and informative publication for stone industry professionals
With this issue, we celebrate 30 years of publishing Stone World and covering the international stone industry.


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"Parade of Homes" features Tennessee fieldstone

For a private residence in Knoxville, TN, which was highlighted in an October “Parade of Homes,” BMJ Stone supplied its “Stonewood Mountain” fieldstone for the home’s exterior facade and interior fireplaces
Brian, Mike and John Rector first began pulling fieldstone out of the woods and hills of Tennessee with their father over 25 years ago.


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Granite used to enhance JFK Space Center

As part of a 10-year plan to update and modernize the John F. Kennedy Space Center, a 75-foot-long, 5,000-gallon fountain was constructed as a focal point of the Visitor Complex
The John F. Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, FL, was originally built to launch the Saturn V, to date the only launch vehicle to transport human beings beyond low Earth orbit, for the Apollo manned moon landing program.


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