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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 Precioustone Gallery now open

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After several months of construction, the Precioustone Gallery is now open to the public at Terrazzo Marble & Supply Companies (T&M) in Wheeling, IL.


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Artisan Group Member Top Master Installs Countertops in New KC Stadium

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This summer, Kansas City unveiled the new Livestrong Sporting KC Stadium, and local fabricator Top Master, Inc. played a pivotal role in the finishing touches.


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MSI Hosts Education Event in Boston

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The Boston Edition of the MIA/Stone World Industry Education Series was held at MSI’s facility in Norwood, and it was attended by more than 40 fabricators from around the region as well as more than a dozen sponsor representatives.


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MIA awarded two Power of A Silver Awards

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The Marble Institute of America's (MIA) Accreditation Program, as well as its Stone Slab Handling Safety Program, have been awarded the "Power of A" Silver Award.


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Obituary

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John Iberti passed away on July 12 at the age of 91.


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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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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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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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This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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