Large-Scale Production

Breathing new life into American soapstone

Alberene Soapstone of Schuyler, VA, is producing high-quality slabs of American soapstone
By Michael Reis
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As design trends continue toward a classic, refined look, traditional products such as soapstone are finding their way to the forefront of consumer consciousness.


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Quarry growth continues in North Carolina

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Rock of Ages has stepped up its development of its Gardenia White and Salisbury Pink quarry sites in North Carolina, and the result is more efficient quarrying methods and a higher quality block yield


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Innovative byproduct use by Brazilian slab producer

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Decolores of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, has developed a way to convert the abrasive slurry from natural stone processing into a product used to create bricks for construction


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Promoting the treasures of Sicily

By Jennifer Adams
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A recent trip organized by the the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago introduced a group of fabricators, architects and designers to Consortium Lapis and the products of its member companies in the Trapani region of Sicily


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Quarrying Perlato marble for 125 years

By Jennifer Adams
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Now a third-generation operation, Levante & Co. has been quarrying Perlato marble since the company’s beginning in 1887


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Continuing to produce a traditional material

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While the use of Rosso Sicilia marble dates back millions of years, company’s such as Group Pellegrino Import-Export srl maintain its presence on the market by still extracting and processing it


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A second-generation slab operation

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In business for 50 years, Santangelo Marmi takes pride in being a Sicilian producer of Perlato and Perlatino slabs and tiles


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Catering to a diversified market

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B.L.M. srl maintains high standards in its operation of three quarries and a large-scale fabrication facility to meet the varying demands of its markets around the world


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Placing an emphasis on customer service

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With a state-of-the-art stone processing plant, Idea Marmi of Sicily, Italy, makes a point to work closely with its customers to process top-quality products


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Custom craftsmanship

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Lavorazione Marmi of Sicily, Italy, demonstrates the art of stonework in its array of custom and cut-to-size pieces


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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 Summer

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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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