Articles by Jennifer Adams

Producing Brescia marble through the decades

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Sitting at the foot of the Alps is Brescia, an Italian city that has a rich history in stone quarrying. Part of Italy’s Lombardy region, the area is home to 55 active sites -- including one owned and operated by Marmi Ghirardi srl, a family business founded in 1938.
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Thin stone veneer brings Old World charm to Sonoma Valley

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Nestled in the heart of California wine country is Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn, which opened its doors in June of 1998. Established as Sonoma Valley’s only learning facility dedicated to the education of the home cook, the 12,000-square-foot, two-story building is characterized by European style and Old World charm.
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Roman travertine exemplifies Rocky Mountain environment

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With the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and an equally impressive landscape, Sun Valley, ID, is a majestic place that is steeped in history. Often referred to as the “American Shangri-La,” the area has become a thriving resort community - offering visitors a wealth of hotels and restaurants, outdoor activities and entertainment.
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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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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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