Articles by Jennifer Adams

Building a stone shop one step at a time

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Developing Galaxy Granite Inc. into a success was a labor of love for owner Meng Peng. Starting out as a carpet business in 1985, the San Francisco, CA-based company evolved to include a stone fabrication division in 1999. What initially began as a one-man shop has grown to include 23 employees, including its own installation crew.
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Indian sandstone provides distinctive look for hotel tower

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After more than a decade of planning, L.A. LIVE - a 4 million-square-foot, pedestrian-oriented entertainment and retail district in downtown Los Angeles, CA that sits adjacent to the Staples Center - has become a reality.
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Observing innovation in Italy

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This fall, I made my annual journey to Verona, Italy, to attend Marmomacc, the largest stone exhibition in the world. And as always, the show did not disappoint.


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Indian granite captures corporate image

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Silver Pearl granite from Tab India Inc. contributes to the signature look of the new 271 17th Street office tower in Atlanta, GA.
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Strategizing to build a successful stone business

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For more than 25 years, SMG Stone Co., Inc. of Sun Valley, CA, has steadily increased its size and production capabilities through careful planning and investments.
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Rejuvenating an historic sandstone building

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Built more than a century ago, Treat Hall on the Denver, CO, campus of Johnson & Wales University was in need of a facelift.
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Building a successful stone shop through careful research and development

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Spaulding Fabricators Inc. of Brick, NJ, evolved into a productive stone business by learning through experience and other industry members.
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Trade show season kicks off

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As fall approaches, another trade show season is set to begin. A week from now, I will be in Verona, Italy, touring the expansive exhibit halls at Marmomacc -- the world's largest stone exhibition.


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Marble flooring contributes to sustainable office design

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The New York office of Lukoil Pan-Americas features an environmentally friendly interior design, including a number of sustainable building materials as well as Ambarino marble floor tiles that ensure durability and longevity.
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Connecting to the earth with limestone

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Local limestone played several key roles at the LEED Gold-certified Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, which rests on part of a 500-acre Nature Park - and former quarry site - at DePauw University.
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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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