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By Jennifer Adams
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In this fabricator discussion, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) share their experiences with CNC technology.


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MSI hosts New Jersey Stone Summit

The MIA/Stone World New Jersey Stone Summit offered guidance and advice to fabricators on how to handle some of the current issues facing them today
By Jennifer Adams and Heather Fiore
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On April 8, 2014 MS International, Inc. (MSI) hosted the New Jersey Stone Summit, an event that’s part of the Stone World/MIA education series, which was held at MSI’s showroom and distribution center in Edison, NJ.


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Quartz adds modern touch to lakeside home in Washington State

A variety of Caesarstone quartz surfacing was employed to create a timeless, yet modern feel for an upscale residence in Washington state
By Heather Fiore
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In the prestigious community of Gig Harbor, WA, a variety of Caesarstone quartz, accented by woods and concrete, was recently utilized to create a retro contemporary home, which incorporates modern elements and rustic touches.


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Rebuilding from the ground up

After a devastating house fire, a Los Angeles family vows to create a stunning eco-friendly new home — featuring Silestone quartz surfacing
By Sara Garafalo
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On Christmas Day in 2011, Steven and Cindy Ambers’ house in Los Angeles, CA, was destroyed beyond repair by a tragic kitchen fire.


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MIA quarry tour explores Georgia stone quarries

The Marble Institute of America’s 2014 quarry tour — including stone professionals from 15 states — headed to Elberton and Tate, GA, for the first time to witness both historic and modern day stone production
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For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the U.S., Canada and abroad.


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Studying in the Southern Hemisphere

For the first time, Veronafiere extended its Marmomacc Stone Academy to Brazil with its “Designing with Natural Stone — Brazil” program, which was held during the 2014 Vitória Stone Fair
By Vince Marazita
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Of the top five stone supplying nations to the U.S. market, Brazil is the only one located in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Technical upgrades increase production for Brazilian exporter

By Heather Fiore
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When Thor Granitos — now the largest industrial exporter of processed granites in Latin America — first opened its factory doors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1986, a relatively small staff was employed to handle the daily operations of its 490,000-square-foot facility.


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Large turnout at Xiamen Stone Fair 2014

Exhibitors and attendees from around the world gathered in Xiamen, China, for the international stone show, which attracted more than 140,000 visitors
By Alex Bachrach
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For the last several years, people have been talking about the growth of the Xiamen Stone Fair, held annually in Xiamen, China


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Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America receives good results

The vibe felt throughout the Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America exhibition — held this past February in Vitória, Brazil — indicates positive signs of recovery for the stone industry
By Alex Bachrach
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In Vitória, Brazil, this year, Stone World attended the annual stone industry gathering in one of the most important stone-producing countries in the world.


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The Brazilian-based stone quarrier and supplier, Grupo Andrade, acquires new technology to increase production and improve efficiency

By Heather Fiore
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Since 1990, Brazilian natives Celio and Zelto Andrade have been dedicated to providing their customers with products and services that exceed their expectations through their stone business, Grupo Andrade.


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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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

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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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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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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