In this issue of Stone World, we present our annual "Focus on Slate." And as always, we have found that this material is being used for a multitude of applications in residential and commercial design.
In this day of advanced Computer Numerically Controlled machines, endless Internet communication and high-tech installation products, it is interesting to note that raw stoneworking ability still plays an integral role in the natural stone industry.
In this issue of Stone World, we are presenting a broad range of "Fabrication Case Studies." And given the growth in stoneworking operations -- in the U.S. and abroad -- this is sure to be a recurring theme in future issues as well.