Fabricator Case Studies

Real Stone and Granite: Weathering the storm with digital technology

With 35 versatile employees and a state-of-the-art fabrication facility, Real Stone and Granite of Fort Pierce, FL has survived the recession and come out thriving.
By Sara Garafalo
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Real Stone and Granite is a custom fabricator of all type of natural stone, and it specializes in higher-end exotic materials such as quartzite, onyx, agates, etc.


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Custom Marble & Granite: Running the gamut of stone fabrication

Custom Marble & Granite of Butler, PA, handles the full spectrum of stone fabrication, from residential countertops to sophisticated commercial work
By Michael Reis
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Run by the husband-and-wife team of Lester Swick and Jean Marie Schneider, Custom Marble & Granite of Butler, PA, relies on professional experience and technology to process stone and quartz surfacing for commercial and residential work across Western Pennsylvania.


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Taking green fabrication to the next level

With a state-of-the-art solar energy system and multiple water treatment systems in place, Stone Quest of Carteret, NJ, is distinguishing itself as an eco-friendly operation
By Michael Reis
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These days, the concept of “going green” has become so popular that it is practically unavoidable in everyday conversation.


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Advancement continues for Utah fabricator Bedrock Quartz Surfaces

Over the years, Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, has developed to the point that it is nationally recognized for its quality and efficiency
By Michael Reis
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When Stone World reported on Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, three years ago, the company was adjusting to accommodate a challenging business climate.


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Equipped for efficiency and quality

With a specialized material-handling system, well-organized inventory and experienced workers, Blume’s Solid Surface of Freeport, PA, has developed a solid reputation in its region
By Michael Reis
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Although it was first established as a processor of solid surface countertops, Blume’s Solid Surface of Freeport, PA, is now considered to be a leading fabricator of natural stone and quartz surfacing


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Balancing craftsmanship and technology

While Christie Cut Stone Co. of Galloway, TN, has incorporated automated machinery into its production process, the 107-year-old company still relies on the skilled handwork of its artisans to create custom limestone architectural pieces
By Jennifer Adams
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With roots dating back more than a century, Christie Cut Stone Co. of Galloway, TN, is a stone company devoted to tradition and producing quality work.


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More than a half century of progress

The history of FloForm Countertops dates back to 1961, and through continued expansion over the years, the company has become a major player in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest
By Michael Reis
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In 1961, Harry, Frank and John Dyck, established FloForm Industries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as an add-on to their successful cabinet and construction business.


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Taking efficiency to the next level

U.S. Granite/Berry Marble & Granite of Tyler has the latest cutting and polishing technology and one of the most advanced material-handling systems in North America
By Michael Reis
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Located in Tyler, TX, U.S. Granite/Berry Marble & Granite operates one of the most sophisticated stone-fabrication operations in all of North America.


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Charting a new course with technology

By Michael Reis
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Located in Englewood, CO, Front Range Stone has expanded its level of technology over the past few years — in terms of equipment as well as job templating and programming


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Continuing a legacy of stone in San Diego

By Michael Reis
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As owner of Minicci Stone in San Diego, CA, Paul Hyde is the fourth generation of his family to work in the stone trade


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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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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