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Obituary: Leo L. Dellacroce, Co-Founder of Connecticut Stone Supplies

June 12, 2011
Leo L. Dellacroce, 98, of Woodbridge, CT, passed away on May 1, 2011.
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One Liners - June 2011

June 12, 2011
Sarah Stanhope has been appointed the new Branch Manager for Fine Line Pacific’s Portland, OR, location. Fine Line Pacific is an Artisan Group member and a division of FLOFORM Countertops Inc, which is North America’s largest countertop fabricator.
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BirdDog career center partnership helps flooring/tile/stone companies find perfect-fit employees

May 31, 2011

BNP Media, parent company of Stone World and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, has announced a partnership with BirdDog Career Centers.


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Cosentino wins 2010 NKBA Presidential Award

May 17, 2011
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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LIVE Show Report: AIA Expo and the Stone & Tile Pavilion

May 12, 2011
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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Breton promotes Gerry Van Der Bas to National Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada

May 5, 2011
TREVISO, ITALY -- Gerry Van Der Bas to has been named to replace Michele Ballarin as National Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada for Breton, a leading manufacturer of stoneworking equipment. Ballarin is accepting a directorship within the Breton family of companies.
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See new quarry videos on Stone World's YouTube Channel

April 21, 2011
Answering reader demand for dramatic quarry videos, Stone World's YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/stoneworldmagazine -- has been updated with a new video of a massive quarry wall being freed at a Brescia marble quarry in Italy. The quarry is owned by Marmi Ghirardi srl, and a complete feature can be found on page 68 of the May 2011 issue of Stone World, or online at http://www.stoneworld.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001019968
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Natural Stone Council notes investors

April 13, 2011
The Natural Stone Council recently acknowledged the generous donations of stone industry members who have contributed to the organization's efforts. The Natural Stone Council is a collaboration of businesses and trade associations that have come together to promote the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications.
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Dignitaries and customers celebrate Grand Opening at Cosmic Stone

April 12, 2011
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributors is currently in the midst of a three-day Grand Opening event at its facilities, which runs from April 12 to 15.
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MIA and Marmomacc expand Grande Pinnacle Award to include award for the project architect

April 6, 2011
CLEVELAND, OH -- The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced an expansion of the premier natural stone industry award, the Grande Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Marmomacc. For the first time, in 2011 a Grande Pinnacle Award will be presented to an architect from the firm involved in the winning project. In addition, the architect will win a trip to Verona, Italy to attend Marmomacc 2012, the world's leading stone fair. Marmomacc is the exclusive sponsor of the MIA Grande Pinnacle Award.  Included in the trip to Marmomacc 2012 is a week-long continuing education program for architects on designing with natural stone, good for 20+ LU credits. The winning project's architect will receive round-trip economy airfare and complimentary hotel for five nights as well as local meals and transportation, plus the outstanding architect learning unit program.


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