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Focusing on growth

With almost a 30,000-square-foot expansion planned for its facility this summer and intentions to purchase additional equipment and grow its market, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is setting itself up for continued success
By Jennifer Adams
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With a history dating back to 1986, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a family owned business that has transitioned and expanded through the years.


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Safety best practices — Where to find safety training resources

There are a number of resources available today to assist fabricators in enhancing their training efforts
By James Hieb
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What are you doing to create a culture of safety in your stone facility?


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The Italian Trade Commission pavilion at Coverings

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At this year’s Coverings show, which will be held from April 29 to May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones.


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Coverings Installation Design Showcase celebrates leading stone and tile installations and design talent

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Attendees of Coverings will see firsthand the visions of four Las Vegas-area design teams come to life during the show’s Installation Design Showcase (IDS).


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Coverings celebrates its Silver Anniversary in Las Vegas

After 25 years, Coverings remains one of the largest and most popular international tile and stone exhibitions—drawing in almost 1,000 exhibitors annually
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What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings — the U.S. international tile and stone exhibition — than in Las Vegas.


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Limestone creates one-of-a-kind residential design

An outdated beach house undergoes metamorphosis to maximize ocean views and sun exposure, earning it the Award of Excellence for Residential Interior/Exterior for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards
By Heather Fiore
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Situated on one of the most high-end streets in Long Island, NY, is a private residence that took a very specific design goal and transformed it into one of the most unique homes the island has ever seen.


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Blending romance and country style

For a private residence in Texas, architect Rick Burleson used limestone to create a romantic vibe in a hill country setting
By Sara Garafalo
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The homeowners of a private residence in Wimberley, TX, wanted a romantic-style home that would blend with their hill country surroundings. They


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Canadian stone producer revives American soapstone quarry

Although the Quebec-based company Polycor focuses mainly on granite and marble, it recently purchased its first soapstone quarry in Virginia to meet the current demand for the stone and strengthen its North American presence
By Heather Fiore
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Staying true to its focus on the North American market, Polycor, one of the nation’s largest granite, marble and limestone groups, recently acquired its first soapstone quarry


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Indiana limestone forges partnership

With a common goal to fabricate and deliver Indiana limestone easily and efficiently to projects across North America,two industry members joined forces to build TexaCon Cut Stone in Bloomington, IN
By Jennifer Adams
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On December 2, 2013, TexaCon Cut Stone was born. The mill was originally built in Chicago in 1930, and it had been dismantled and shipped to Bloomington, IN.


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StonExpo 2014/Marmomacc Americas: Fabricator Forum

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The latest Fabricator Forum, held at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, covered a broad range of topics — including slab showers, staffing an operation, tracking production, setting customer expectations, commercial work and more


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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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