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How OSHA is failing the U.S. stone industry

OSHA’s recent proposal to increase regulations on silica is the latest example of the organization’s lack of understanding of the stone fabrication industry
As an industry trade magazine, I believe that one of the most important things that Stone World can do to benefit the trade is to promote workplace safety.


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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
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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A new level of reclaiming fabrication scrap

Using a machine of his own invention, John Tesh of EarthStone Products, Inc. is turning scrap stone into finished products for a range of architectural applications, including several LEED-certified projects
At fabricator gatherings across the country, one of the most talked-about issues is what to do with the inherent scrap waste that comes from stone fabrication.


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Fabricator forum highlights Utah Stone Summit

The latest edition of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series was held near Salt Lake City, UT, and it included an open fabricator forum to address current industry issues
On May 14, a group of around 30 fabricators from the Salt Lake City region and beyond gathered at Arizona Tile’s facility in West Valley, UT, for the Utah Stone Summit


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Fabricator event takes place in Texas

Last month, some of the country’s top fabricators gathered in Austin, TX, as part of the Artisan Group’s annual event, which also included an “industry showcase” of suppliers to the trade
Founded in 2007, Artisan Group is a network of independent countertop professionals that spans across North America


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StonExpo 2015 Product Showcase

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2015 March

As part of the SW March 2015 issue, check out a feature article by editor Jennifer Adams about the 2015 StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas trade show

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2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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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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