Stone Column

Stone Column:<br>“On the basis of price”

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

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

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

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

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 Column:<br>Getting in touch with homeowners

Now that the Internet is firmly in place as a primary source of finding information on stone, the Stone World staff is receiving more calls than ever from natural stone consumers.
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Forum: What is the process for stone supply?

Something is not right about the manner in which the construction industry and bidding process works, specifically for natural stone.
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Re-Emerging:<br>Launching with state-of-the art equipment

When it began fabricating kitchen countertops and commercial work last September, Counter-Fit of Willingboro, NJ, chose some of the most advanced machinery from Italy
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Hitting the mainstream

In late February, I was interviewed by The New York Times for an article that they were preparing on the labor market in the U.S.
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Re-Emerging:<br>Providing Vermont granite to a worldwide market

As one of a number of quarries operated by Rock of Ages Corp., the Bethel White granite quarry is a prime producer of a pure even-grain material.
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Image Galleries

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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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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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Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

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 to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


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