Articles by Jennifer Adams

African granite defines reception area at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

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The warm tones and movement of African Fantasy granite — combined with rich wood veneers — create a feature wall that reflects the surrounding environment at the healthcare insurer’s headquarters campus in Chattanooga, TN.


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Marketing to the California building sector

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Through the ups and downs of the economy, Marble Palace, Inc. of Stockton, CA, has remained a prime source of natural stone, quartz surfacing and Piedrafina recycled marble products on the West Coast


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A statement of modern elegance

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For the master bath of an upscale San Francisco, CA home, the design uses an innovative application of Carrara marble to create a visual centerpiece for the space.
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Quartz surfacing reflects the spirit of the NBA

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The recently renovated luxury suites at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, feature Silestone countertops — creating a hip and chic environment for watching the Miami Heat play.
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Stone, tile and social media

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The use of social media by industry members for business purposes is definitely on a significant incline. Many of the Web sites from industry companies, associations and trade shows -- as well as brochures and press releases -- are promoting Facebook pages or asking readers to follow them on Twitter.


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Taking measures to reduce fabrication waste

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A year after Planet Granite of Colorado Springs, CO, started to strategize ways to reduce its impact on the environment, it successfully teamed up with a local asphalt company to have its stone waste products removed - ultimately saving money and avoiding the landfill. This is just one step the company has taken towards being green as well as reducing its budget to remain on a successful business path.
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Building a turn-key operation

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Started more than 30 years ago, Barbosa Cabinets, Inc. is a family-run business that prides itself on efficiency and outstanding customer service. From its humble beginnings as a cabinet shop working out of a 2,500-square-foot facility, the company has grown to include a full-scale countertop division, which operates out of a 66,000-square-foot plant in Lathrop, CA.
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Illinois fabricator pursues alternative avenues

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When it was founded, K & D Counter Tops of Trenton, IL, specialized in the production of laminate countertops. But as time passed, the company evolved to the point that it is now primarily a stone fabrication shop. And despite a slowing economy, K & D Counter Tops has held its ground and has continued growing by diversifying into other segments.
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From the trade show to the design board: New product introductions

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I recently returned home from Coverings, which was held in Las Vegas this year.


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Seasoned producer continues to branch out

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With a vision and determination, Homer Weller set out to start Rolling Rock Building Stone, Inc. in Boyertown, PA, in November of 1955. At the time, the company specialized in quarrying building stone locally from a site in Berks County. Today, Rolling Rock has expanded to include four quarries - three of which it owns - and has also become a well-known producer of thin stone veneer.
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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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2014 September

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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