Founded six years ago, Imetame Granitos of Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil, has developed into a major exporter of natural stone in Brazil. Not only does it process stone with the modern stoneworking technology from Italy, but it also maintains a high degree of precision and organization in its operations.
Flow International Corporation recently announced the launch of the new Mach 4r, a combination robotic waterjet and saw cutting system. It maximizes a shop’s productivity by optimizing countertop cutting and significantly improving operator efficiency.
The new Litox from GMM is a full CNC bridge saw aimed
at both the fabrication market for high-speed precision slab processing and the
architectural workshops with their requirements for ease and speed of
programming for complicated shaping and profiling work.
Over the past couple of years, producers of technology for stone processors have introduced a new technology specifically for stone slab projects, and it appears to be making some serious traction in the marketplace.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.