Stone Column

Stone Column: <br>The full spectrum of stone fabrication

October 1, 2004
Natural stone fabrication in the U.S. has been enjoying explosive growth over the past decade -- primarily in the area of kitchen countertops.
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Re-Emerging:<br>Maintaining the heritage of Vermont slate

October 1, 2004
Now in its third generation, Taran Brothers Slate Co. of Poultney, VT, relies on time-proven methods for quarrying and processing Vermont slate
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Re-emerging: CNC investment increases production

September 10, 2004
When Custom Stone Creations first started in Orlando, FL, owners processed an average of one to two jobs a week, and now, with a well-equipped modern facility and CNC machinery, the company averages seven jobs a day
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Stone Colum:<br>Advancing the information age

September 10, 2004
Over the past five years, it has been amazing to see the stone industry's growth in terms of Information Technology.
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Re-emerging:<br>Flourishing with state-of-the art equipment

August 4, 2004
Since it began using electronic templating to measure its jobs, Rock Tops of Macomb Township, MI, has doubled its sales yearly.
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Stone Column:<br>“On the basis of price”

August 4, 2004
In the past few issues of Stone World, I've written quite a bit about quality issues within the stone industry.
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Re-Emerging<br>Working as an extended family

July 11, 2004
Counter Revolution of Passaic, NJ, has steadily grown as a countertop manufacturer, bolstered by a dedicated team of employees -- many of whom have been with the company over the long haul
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Setting industry standards

July 11, 2004
Pretty much everyone who has worked in the stone industry for any length of time knows that this business can be characterized as somewhat, um, fragmented.
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Stone Column:<br>Dropping the “Good Old Boys” tag

June 8, 2004
At the most recent edition of Coverings in Orlando, FL, last March, I hosted the show's “Fabricators Forum” for the third time.
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Re-emerging:<br>Three generations of stoneworking

June 8, 2004
Opening shop in 1913, A. Ottavino Corp. of Ozone Park, NY, remains a family-owned business with a reputable name in the stone industry.
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Stone World Magazine

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In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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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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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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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!

  

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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