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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
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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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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Coldspring's Mesabi Black and Lake Superior Green quarries supply legacies

From the northern reaches of Minnesota, Coldspring’s quarries for Mesabi Black® and Lake Superior Green® granite are being used for landmark projects across the country — including work at the World Trade Center site in New York City


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Girasole of Italy uses new technology to produce exotics

Using resin technology to treat blocks of exotic material that would otherwise be useless, Girasole Pietre Naturali srl offers a broad collection of high-end slab products


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