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Solancis of Benedita: Running an efficient limestone operation

Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, owns 12 limestone quarries on the Iberian Peninsula — Serra de Aire e Candeeiros — and takes measures to run a state-of-the-art operation with safety and the environment as a top priority
With roots dating back to 1969, Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, is a credible name in the stone industry.


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Ruipedra focusing on limestone production

With 20 years of experience in stone processing, Ruipedra exclusively quarries and supplies Portuguese limestone for projects worldwide
Ruipedra of Casais Monizes, Portugal, is a 20-year-old company specializing in the production of Portuguese limestone.


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F .J. Cochicho & Filho LDA: A collaboration between stone producers

An open-area pit marble quarry in Vila Vicosa, Portugal, is run by a consortium of three companies who actively work the site
F.J. Cochicho & Filho LDA is part of a three-company consortium that operates an open-area pit quarry, which at the time of Stone World’s visit was 150 meters deep.


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Visiting one of Solubema's oldest marble quarries

Solubema of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has built a reputation as a leading supplier of Portuguese marble for projects worldwide
Stone World had the opportunity to visit one of the company’s oldest marble quarries in Portugal, which spans 900 square meters wide and 85 meters deep.


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Fabricator adapts for success

In business for more than two decades, Cumar, Inc. of Everett, MA, continually invests in its fabrication business and searches for new ideas to best serve its customers
Angelo “Ivo” Cubi first opened Cumar, Inc. in 1992.


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Installation and fabrication the Old World way

Old Stone Marble Works believes in hard work and honest business when it comes to stone fabrication and installation
While the amount of digital and new technology shops increase, there are still a few out there that believe in the “old school” way of doing things.


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A long-time producer of Breccia Pernice

The Breccia Pernice quarry near Verona, Italy, is a material unique to the area and known for its aesthetic value
Up in the hillside outside of Verona, Italy, in the Volargne stoneworking region of Northern Italy, is the Breccia Pernice quarry operated by Essegi Marmi.


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Positive showing expected for Marmomacc 2014

With more than 1,400 confirmed exhibitors from 56 countries, a good crowd of quality visitors is anticipated for Marmomacc, which will take place from September 24 to 27 in Verona, Italy
Selling out over a month ahead of the show date, Marmomacc, the leading international stone industry trade show, gears up for its 49th edition, scheduled for September 24 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy.


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Benefits to a multi-wire saw

With several different options of multi-wire saws, it is important to figure out what size is needed before making the investment
When it comes to running a business, arguably the two most important things are time and money, and more often than not, they relate directly to each other.


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“Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal

Veronafiere and Assimagra collaborated to offer the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal program
In June, a group of architects participated in the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal, which is a branded event of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.


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