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SMG Marble and Granite Factory: Diversifying for continued success

With a reputation as a leading international granite producer, SMG Marble and Granite Factory Co. Ltd. has further established itself by adding a tile plant to its already extensive operation

SMG Marble and Granite Factory Co. Ltd. has established itself as a leading granite producer worldwide.


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Stonework used to create boutique on Rodeo Drive

Upscale fashion brand Céline reopens its doors on Rodeo Drive with a brand new boutique featuring spectacular stonework
In April 2013, high-end fashion company Céline opened the doors of its new 3,100-square-foot boutique on the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.


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Limestone and marble used to make elegant, durable home in Austin, TX

A hilltop home in Austin, TX, coined “House on the Corner,” is a showcase of Lueders limestone and a variety of marble — making for an elegant yet durable design
A palette of Lueders limestone — both in veneer and tile format — was utilized throughout the home’s exterior and interior design to create a space reminiscent of the country with contemporary elements.


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Stone installation planning leads to saving money

During the planning phase of the stone installation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, KEPCO+ was able to save the church a quarter of a million dollars with proper stone detailing and installation methods


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Granite countershop business grows after the recession

After feeling the effects of the 2008 recession, Daniel Ghionoui moved his company’s location to help grow his fabrication business
Daniel Ghionoui entered the granite countertop industry in 1994 with a shop in Detroit, MI.


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Fabricators share experiences at MIA/Stone World Stone Summit in Dulles, VA

Recently a group of fabricators gathered at the MIA/Stone World Stone Summit, which took place at MSI’s facility in Dulles, VA, to listen to industry experts discuss ways to improve business as well as to network with their peers


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TISE East Sneak Peak

Recently, Stone World had the opportunity to talk with Show Director Aime Gilmore of The International Surface Event to learn more about what the exhibition — scheduled for October 20 to 22, 2014 in Miami, FL — has in store for its East Coast debut


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Granite added to Indira Gandhi International Airport

Regional granite was chosen for focal pieces throughout the design of the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, for its permanence and versatility
In 2010, Odyssey: Stone Architecture & Design, an India-based design firm specializing in stone architecture, was commissioned to design and build a number of architectural stone elements for the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India


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Coverings 2014 Product Round-up

More than 22,500 industry professionals attended Coverings this year to view the newest line-up of product innovations in the stone and tile industry
Coverings 2014 took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from April 29 to May 2.


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Coverings celebrates 25 years in stone and tile industries

The 2014 edition of Coverings showed a rise in attendance and exhibitors — reflecting the sense of renewed energy in the stone and tile industries
Held from April 29 to May 2, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show reported an increase in attendance and the number of exhibitors — deeming it a successful event.


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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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Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

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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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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