Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Fabricator Case Study: Continued expansion for Northwest fabricator

Fine Line Pacific of Western Washington recently relocated to an 110,000-square-foot facility in Kent, WA, which houses state-of-the-art equipment from CMS North America/Brembana, and it marked the occasion with a Grand Opening celebration
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Fabricator Case Study: Managing a disciplined work crew

While Lake Cumberland Marble & Granite of Somerset, KY, is still new to the stone industry, founder Doug Day has almost three decades of experience behind him
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Slate in Architecture: Slate blends corporate facility into neighborhood

Three varieties of slate were added to the facade of the AT&T Switching Facility in Walnut Creek, CA, to update its look to match the rest of the community
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Slate in Architecture: Civic project design relies on slate

Black slate was recently added to the Thief River Falls Joint Operations Center in Thief River Falls, MN, to provide a high-quality finish and sense of durability
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Slate in Architecture: Slate provides a feeling of comfort for medical center

Brazilian Multicolor slate is featured as flooring and as a border throughout the OSF St. Joseph's Center for Advanced Medicine in Bloomington, IL
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Virginia fabricator continues to thrive

With a facility comprising 26,000 square feet, Superior Marble & Stone Inc. of Portsmouth, VA, is capable of producing about 20 kitchens a week
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Serving the High Desert area of Southern California

New West Tile of Hesperia, CA, is now entering its 13th year in production, and it is continually expanding to cover larger territories in Southern California
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Cascading waterfall enhances residential development

A cascading waterfall feature comprised of stone from Pennsylvania highlights the entrance of a high-end residential development of Edinburgh in Chesapeake, VA
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Fabricator Case Study: Succeeding with a CNC workhorse

What started out as a hobby for Bob Opsal eventually led to his current career as a stone fabricator and owner of Ancient Stone located in Brentwood in Northern California. Utilizing a CNC machine, the company averages eight kitchens a week, and handles all aspects of natural stone fabrication, including flooring, countertops and full shower enclosures.
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Institutional Architecture: Historic campus is linked with stone

The Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, VT, encompasses a total of 950,000 square feet, and includes new construction as well as older, renovated buildings that date back to the 1800s. The idea behind the venture - dubbed the Renaissance Project - was to build a new Ambulatory Care Center and joint Education and Conference Center with the University of Vermont to bring together patient care, education and research. The long panoramic views of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains provided an opportunity to establish a strong visual relationship with the natural environment, and natural stone serves as a common thread for both new construction and renovations efforts.
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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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