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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
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
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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Making its name in Brazilian stone

With two company-owned quarries and automated stone-processing technology, PBA Stones has become a player in the international marketplace
From the very beginning, PBA Stones of Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil, set out to make its mark by establishing standards and principles that would define its business philosophy.


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A growing family of quarries

Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone and Marble, Inc. cover a large area and an even larger market with their production
In 1950, Eden Stone Co. Inc. in Eden, WI, was founded by Emil Gesell. Originally named Gesell and Sons, the quarry produced hand dressed-veneer and flagstone products.


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Carrying on the tradition of Arkansas limestone

With a history dating back to the 1800s, the Ozark Southern Stone quarry in Beaver, AR, has produced limestone for classic structures in the area and continues to supply current projects across the U.S.
Established in 1883 as Eureka Stone Co., the Ozark Southern Stone quarry in Beaver, AR, is rich in history.


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TexaStone Quarries hosts “Stone Extravaganza”

Last month, a group of architects and students gathered at TexaStone Quarries for hands-on education in the quarries and fabrication facilities
This event was part of the Building Stone Institute (BSI) Designer Education Series, featuring four AIA Continuing Education Units. The event also drew stone companies from Colorado, Idaho and Indiana.


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Microwave resin technology elevates Italian supplier

Marmi Orobici of Bergamo, Italy, has taken its production to the next level by investing in a state-of-the-art plant for resin-treating slabs using microwave technology
Founded in 1968 by Giuseppe Carnevale, Marmi Orobici Graniti S.p.A. of Bergamo, Italy, has maintained a pattern of growth over the years, and it is known worldwide as an international supplier of all stone varieties


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Breathing new life into American soapstone

Alberene Soapstone of Schuyler, VA, is producing high-quality slabs of American soapstone
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

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

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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