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Orchid Ceramics announces closing of its U.S. operation

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TULSA, OK -- Orchid Ceramics has announced that after nine years of bringing designers and consumers innovative and creative porcelain and ceramic tile for floors, countertops and walls, the company will be closing its current U.S. operations. With a tentative closure date of July 31, 2011, the Tulsa, OK-based company will halt commercialization of its products in the U.S.


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Stone, tile and social media

By Jennifer Adams
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The use of social media by industry members for business purposes is definitely on a significant incline. Many of the Web sites from industry companies, associations and trade shows -- as well as brochures and press releases -- are promoting Facebook pages or asking readers to follow them on Twitter.


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Cosentino wins 2010 NKBA Presidential Award

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- Cosentino Group, a world leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfaces, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Presidential Award. The President's Award is given to an NKBA member company that has demonstrated strong support of the association and the industry as a whole.  The award was presented during the "State of the Industry Address" at the Kichen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


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Coverings 2011 Won Big in Western Gains

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ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The westward move to Las Vegas made by Coverings 2011 paid off, according to National Trade Productions (NTP), the show's management. One of the key objectives in shifting to the new first-time venue this year was to attract more attendees from the West Coast where tile and stone have always found a receptive market. Indeed, there was a 71% increase in attendees from the West Coast states, including a massive increase from California alone as well as an 82% increase from the Rocky Mountain region states. Overall attendance was pegged at 19,000, a slight dip from 2010, with more than 800 exhibitors lining the aisles -- including 100 first-time exhibitors.


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Fireclay Tile debuts a 100% recycled glass tile

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SAN JOSE, CA -- Fireclay Tile, a leading sustainable tile manufacturer, recently introduced "Crush", a U.S.-manufactured 100% recycled glass tile. Tile in the Crush collection comes from right within Fireclay’s local environment, and the result is a glass tile line that is unique, sustainable and stunning, reports the manufacturer.


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Cersaie 2011 honors Japanese Architecture

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In the year of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country's architecture will be given ample coverage at Cersaie 2011, the International Ceramic tile and Bathroom Furnishing Exhibition. In particular, two of its most renowned architects, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima, have been invited to speak at the 29th edition of the show, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, from September 20 to 24.
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LIVE Show Report: AIA Expo and the Stone & Tile Pavilion

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NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Design professionals from across North America and beyond have gathered in New Orleans at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Expo, which carries the theme: "Regional Design REVOLUTION: ecology matters." 
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ABC Stone hosts exhibition of decorative and architectural arts

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BROOKLYN, NY -- ABC Stone will be displaying its most exotic stone material as well as its line of Semi Precious stone at a special event being held on May 12, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the company's facility, which is located at 234 Banker Street in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The exhibition of decorative and architectural arts will showcase Oriano Galloni's critically acclaimed monumental sculptures (20 pieces), featuring the debut of his latest Masterpiece "la luna Bianca," which is a 30-foot-tall sculpture in statuary marble. Additionally, the exhibition will include 15 pieces of Pollaro Custom Furniture's museum-quality furniture.
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Apavisa opens New York showroom

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NEW YORK, NY -- Tile of Spain-branded manufacturer Apavisa has announced the opening of its new showroom in New York City on May 16, 2011.
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Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain offer CEU/CES credits at AIA 2011

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NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain will be offering a series of three daily seminars for CEU/CES credits at the American Institute of Architects 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition, which will be held from May 12 to 14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Topics include: "Basic Specification for Ceramic Tile," "Environmental Ceramic Tile -- Gray Area or Green?" and "Classification, Features & Benefits of Stone from Spain." Tile of Spain and Stone from Spain can be found at Booth #3461/3453.
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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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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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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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