Large-Scale Production

Stone installation planning leads to saving money

August 1, 2014
During the planning phase of the stone installation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, KEPCO+ was able to save the church a quarter of a million dollars with proper stone detailing and installation methods


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Granite added to Indira Gandhi International Airport

Regional granite was chosen for focal pieces throughout the design of the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, for its permanence and versatility
August 1, 2014
In 2010, Odyssey: Stone Architecture & Design, an India-based design firm specializing in stone architecture, was commissioned to design and build a number of architectural stone elements for the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India


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MIA quarry tour explores Georgia stone quarries

The Marble Institute of America’s 2014 quarry tour — including stone professionals from 15 states — headed to Elberton and Tate, GA, for the first time to witness both historic and modern day stone production
June 3, 2014
For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the U.S., Canada and abroad.


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Studying in the Southern Hemisphere

For the first time, Veronafiere extended its Marmomacc Stone Academy to Brazil with its “Designing with Natural Stone — Brazil” program, which was held during the 2014 Vitória Stone Fair
May 5, 2014
Of the top five stone supplying nations to the U.S. market, Brazil is the only one located in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Technical upgrades increase production for Brazilian exporter

May 5, 2014
When Thor Granitos — now the largest industrial exporter of processed granites in Latin America — first opened its factory doors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1986, a relatively small staff was employed to handle the daily operations of its 490,000-square-foot facility.


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Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America receives good results

The vibe felt throughout the Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America exhibition — held this past February in Vitória, Brazil — indicates positive signs of recovery for the stone industry
May 5, 2014
In Vitória, Brazil, this year, Stone World attended the annual stone industry gathering in one of the most important stone-producing countries in the world.


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The Brazilian-based stone quarrier and supplier, Grupo Andrade, acquires new technology to increase production and improve efficiency

May 5, 2014
Since 1990, Brazilian natives Celio and Zelto Andrade have been dedicated to providing their customers with products and services that exceed their expectations through their stone business, Grupo Andrade.


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Canadian stone producer revives American soapstone quarry

Although the Quebec-based company Polycor focuses mainly on granite and marble, it recently purchased its first soapstone quarry in Virginia to meet the current demand for the stone and strengthen its North American presence
April 1, 2014
Staying true to its focus on the North American market, Polycor, one of the nation’s largest granite, marble and limestone groups, recently acquired its first soapstone quarry


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Reviving a classic quarry

March 3, 2014
One of the latest acquisitions for Endless Mountain Stone is an historic Bluestone quarry site that dates back to 1848, when the famed Starrucca Viaduct was built near Lanesboro, PA.


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Bridging the past and future of Bluestone

With modern stoneworking equipment and historic quarry sites, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, covers the full spectrum of Bluestone production
March 3, 2014
Founded in 1976, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, was one of the pioneers of bringing automation to Bluestone, and it also firmly connected to the industry’s past with the acquisition of a quarry site that dates to the 1840s.


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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.

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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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