Large-Scale Production

Geared for the full range of stoneworking

From high-volume slab production to world-class architectural projects, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) is able to process large volumes of stone with optimal quality and efficiency
By Michael Reis
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In 1991, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) was established as a subsidiary of Al Harbi Group, a pioneer in Saudi Arabia’s mining and construction industries.


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SFA Europe Tour 2013

In this first-hand account, one of the senior members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) documents the organization’s trip through Italy and Germany as its members dialogued with suppliers to the stone fabrication sector
By Ron Hannah, SFA Advisor to the Board
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How do you confuse 15 fabricators from the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)? It proved to be quite simple really: invite them on a 10-day tour of Italy and have them land in Munich, Germany. (Hint: Italy is not in Germany.)


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Developments continue for worldwide supplier Levantina

With new granite and marble collections, along with a portfolio of completed architectural works around the world, Levantina has solidified its position as a leader in the international stone business
By Michael Reis
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With over 1,600 employees, Levantina is a vertically integrated company with an international presence.


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Architectural stone: From quarry to installation

Architects who attend the Marmomacc Stone Academy in Verona, Italy, have a chance to view all aspects of the stone production process — from extraction at the quarry to slabbing to final polishing of cut-to-size pieces
By Michael Reis
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As part of the events surrounding Marmomacc, the world’s leading trade show for stone and design in Verona, Italy, an AIA-approved “Designing with Natural Stone” course takes place that week.


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Crafting lifetime impressions in stone

Distributed across the U.S. by Cosmos, DSG Granites of India has grown to become a major processor of material from its home nation and across the world
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DSG Granites (Divyashakti Granites Limited) has made a name for itself as a leading, innovative and dependable international exporter of granites.


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Stone industry icon Coldspring reshapes its brand

The changes taking place at Coldspring are far more than a new name and corporate logo, as the company is positioning itself for broader diversification and long-term success
By Michael Reis
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Founded more than 115 years ago, Coldspring has rebranded itself with a new, unified name that better reflects its diverse business activities.


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Born under the Apuan Alps

With the purchase of six quarries in the Carrara region, the Santucci Group is carrying on a family legacy of quality stone production
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Already a worldwide supplier of natural stone, the Santucci Group added to its stature with the purchase of six quarries for white marble in the "Monte Sargo" basin


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A global resource for black granite

By Michael Reis
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Marbrasa Marmores e Granitos do Brasil Ltda. of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, was founded in 1968 by Camilo Cola, and it has expanded its production greatly over the years.


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A continually expanding palette

In business for 35 years, Gramil of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil, has steadily increased its level of production and its quarrying efforts, including a state-of-the-art operation for extracting white quartzite in the state of Ceará
By Michael Reis
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Starting in 1978 with a single quarry, Gramil has became a leading producer of material in Brazil, with 16 quarries and more than 50 different materials in its product line.


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A broad spectrum of Brazilian stone

Always on the lookout for unique stone materials in Brazil, Mag Ban of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, now owns a total of 16 quarries throughout the county
By Michael Reis
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Based in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, Mag Ban has become a well-known name in the international stone industry.


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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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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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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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