International Coverage

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
September 3, 2013
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
September 3, 2013
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
September 3, 2013
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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Stone+tec Nürnberg takes a new approach

Focusing on the German-speaking region and Central Europe, the Stone+tec trade event in Nuremberg, Germany, saw a different level of success
September 3, 2013
Stone+tec, a biennial trade fair for stone and technology, took place in Nuremberg, Germany from May 29 to June 1, 2013 and proved that it is rightly one of the sector’s top events in the world


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Marmomacc 2013 to take place amid optimism

With Italy’s stone industry demonstrating signs of solid growth — particularly exports to North America — there should be an upbeat mood at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy
September 3, 2013
The rebound of the international stone industry has been taking place for some time, but the latest reports out of Italy this year are showing a significant rebound


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Moving forward with the environment in mind

Celebrating 70 years in business, Fila — a manufacturer of cleaning and surface treatment products — continues to build upon its success with a focus on green initiatives
September 3, 2013
Founded in March of 1943 by brothers Guido and Pietro Pettenon, Fila celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.


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Marmomacc cultural program will bridge stone and architecture in Verona, Italy

August 27, 2013
An impressive program of exhibitions, design experiments, learning experiences and training meetings will accompany visitors during the four days of Marmomacc 2013


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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
August 1, 2013
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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A race against time

Tab India feverishly worked to process more than 800,000 square feet of granite for the Afi Mall — Moscow’s grand shopping and entertainment center — in a tight timeframe of eight months
August 1, 2013
Positioned in the center of Moscow City, which has been deemed “the largest and most ambitious investment and development project in Europe,” the Afi Mall encompasses approximately 1.9 million square feet and is considered to be the largest shopping and entertainment complex in Russia’s capital city.


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Brazil fair foreshadows continued growth

An upbeat mood defined the Vitória Stone Fair in Vitória, Brazil, where exhibitors were predicting a rebound year for the stone industry
June 3, 2013
The 2013 edition of the Vitória Stone Fair took place in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, and it featured displays of the latest varieties of natural stone


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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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