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Marmomacc 2013 to take place amid optimism

With Italy’s stone industry demonstrating signs of solid growth — particularly exports to North America — there should be an upbeat mood at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy
September 3, 2013
The rebound of the international stone industry has been taking place for some time, but the latest reports out of Italy this year are showing a significant rebound


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Moving forward with the environment in mind

Celebrating 70 years in business, Fila — a manufacturer of cleaning and surface treatment products — continues to build upon its success with a focus on green initiatives
September 3, 2013
Founded in March of 1943 by brothers Guido and Pietro Pettenon, Fila celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.


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Hokie Stone contributes to LEED certification

In keeping with campus tradition, local “Hokie Stone” was incorporated into the design of a Virginia Tech’s new chiller plant — not only helping to conceal the mammoth size of the structure, but also adding points for LEED Silver certification
September 3, 2013
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — popularly known as Virginia Tech — not only is dedicated to providing quality higher education


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Dream bath is also eco-friendly

A spa-like feel was achieved in the remodel of a Philadelphia townhome’s master bath with Lithoverde, a natural stone product comprised of 98% post-industrial material
September 3, 2013
The homeowners of a 3,000-square-foot townhome in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, seized the opportunity to turn a needed repair into creating their dream master bath.


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Granite goes “greener” with creative use of scrap material

A 10-year-old granite business discovered a brand new use for its leftover material, using granite and quartz surfacing scraps to create sleek new sinks
September 3, 2013
Granite Wright started as a fabricator and installer of granite and quartz surfacing countertops in Watkins, MN.


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Taking green fabrication to the next level

With a state-of-the-art solar energy system and multiple water treatment systems in place, Stone Quest of Carteret, NJ, is distinguishing itself as an eco-friendly operation
September 3, 2013
These days, the concept of “going green” has become so popular that it is practically unavoidable in everyday conversation.


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Advancement continues for Utah fabricator Bedrock Quartz Surfaces

Over the years, Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, has developed to the point that it is nationally recognized for its quality and efficiency
August 1, 2013
When Stone World reported on Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, three years ago, the company was adjusting to accommodate a challenging business climate.


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Labor and business issues at Coverings 2013 Fabricator Forum

At this Fabricator Forum, fabricators discussed the solutions they have developed for labor and business issues
August 1, 2013
As the economy slowly rolls towards recovery, stone fabricators are not merely trying to survive, but rather they are looking to improve the way they are conducting their business


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Showcasing the capabilities of CNC fabrication

For a residential project in South Carolina, fabricator Joe Blackmon relied on advanced technology to create a “scalloped” edge detail
August 1, 2013
In creating a one-of-a-kind edge detail for a kitchen project in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach Granite and Marble dba Grassie Granite and Marble relied on its experience with natural stone as well as automated technology.


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WCF headquarters blends style and practicality

For the new Worker’s Compensation Fund building in Sandy, UT, Think Architecture of Salt Lake City chose granite to achieve its goals of functionality and stability
August 1, 2013
To improve safety and security for its staff, The Worker’s Compensation Fund, located in Sandy, UT, needed to build completely new headquarters.


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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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