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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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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
Granite Wright started as a fabricator and installer of granite and quartz surfacing countertops in Watkins, MN.


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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
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
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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Fabricators discuss issues and solutions at Massachusetts Stone Summit

As part of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series, fabricators of all sizes gathered in the Boston area last month to discuss the issues affecting their business
On June 11, a group of fabricators from across New England gathered at Cosentino’s facility in Northborough, MA, for the Massachusetts Stone Summit


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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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Fabricator Forum — material handling

In this fabricator discussion, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field
The following forum includes members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance, who discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field


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Countertop Installation Forum

As part of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, a panel of industry veterans discussed countertop installation issues
Among the many educational sessions at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which took place from January 28 to 31, a panel of industry veterans held an open “Countertop Installation Forum” with an audience of fabricators of all sizes.


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