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GranQuartz offers new Web site functionality

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GranQuartz announced major improvements in its Web site -- www.granquartz.com -- offering new features for searching and purchasing. 


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Artisan Group™ Countertop Fabricators Holds National Yard Sale Benefitting Homes for Our Troops

Homeowners Can Purchase Discounted Granite, Marble and Other Stone for Countertops and Benefit Injured Soldiers
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Sept. 20, 2011– October 14-16, Artisan Group countertop fabricators across America will host a National Yard Sale, selling granite and other stone remnants, with three percent of proceeds going to Homes for Our Troops to build specially-adapted homes for veterans. 


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LIVE Show Report: Innovations on display at Marmomacc in Italy

By Jennifer Adams
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Now in Day Three, Marmomacc, which is taking place this week in Verona, Italy, continues to showcase the latest stone product and machinery developments to its international audience.


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LIVE Show Report: Marmomacc in full swing in Italy

By Jennifer Adams
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Marmomacc opened its doors to stone industy professionals yesterday at Veronfiere in Verona, Italy.


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Braxton-Bragg announces close of Fresno, CA, distribution center and launches new free shipping policy

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Braxton-Bragg has announced the closing of its Fresno, CA, distribution center, effective November 1, 2011.


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Masonry buildings perform extraordinarily well in earthquake

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The International Masonry Institute [IMI] in Annapolis, MD, recently released some information regarding the performance of reinforced masonry structures during the 5.8 earthquake that centered in Mineral, VA, on August 23, 2011.


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Technology supplier Breton of Italy acquires Bideseimpianti

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On August 4, Breton S.p.A, announced the acquisition of the whole Bideseimpianti division from Bidese Group, and it signed an equal, synergic participation agreement with the other company of the Bidese Group, Boart & Wire, a leading manufacturer of diamond wires.


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Grenite® Sustainable Engineered Stone for Countertop Surfaces

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Grenite®is the next generation of "green" engineered stone -- featuring an innovative material that is eco-friendly, durable and cost efficient, reports Saint-Gobain, the product's manufacturer.


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Alpha Professional Tools releases post-Hurricane Irene Update

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"As you may or may not be aware, Alpha Professional Tools® has experienced a major service interruption as a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.


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Laticrete offers free eBook downloads

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Laticrete, a global leader in the manufacturing of innovative installation and finishing systems for the construction industry, has launched another industry first with the introduction of a free eBook version of the Laticrete Tiled Steam Room & Steam Shower Technical Design Manual at www.laticrete.com/manuals.


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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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