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2014 October

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.

Onyx and Granite Transform the Lobby of Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort

A mix of materials, including onyx and granite, transformed the lobby of the Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, into a welcoming environment for guests
In late 2013, The Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, underwent a five-month, multi-million-dollar renovation of the lobby and public space, restaurants, guest rooms and spa.


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Digital Technology Makes for an Efficient and Productive Operation

Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, has created a strong team environment, which combined with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital technology, makes for an efficient and productive operation
Like most fabricators in the industry, Chris Garten, president of Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, started out using luan strips to template.


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Digital Templating and How It Helped

Making the switch to digital templating has helped Johnson Granite, Inc. of Mount Airy, NC, significantly expand its production capacity
In 2007-08, Brian Johnson, president of Johnson Granite, Inc. in Mount Airy, NC, made a decision to help the longevity of his company.


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TISE debuts in Miami

In its inaugural year, The International Surface Event (TISE) East promises to offer a premiere trade exhibition and conference program for the stone, tile and flooring industries
The new edition is scheduled from October 19 to 22, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.


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Committed to harvesting indigenous resources: North Carolina Granite Corp.

Celebrating 125 years of business this year, North Carolina Granite Corp. of Mount Airy, NC, has become a renowned quarrier of natural stone products and is committed to sustainable practices
More than 140 years ago in 1872, a farmer by the name of John Gilmer purchased several thousand acres of land covering what is now part of Mount Airy, NC, and the village of Flat Rock, NC.


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A diamond in the rough : R.E.D. Graniti

R.E.D. Graniti, a world leader in stone production, realized the potential of the Colorado Yule marble quarry in Marble, CO, and committed to investing to make it a successful operation
Founded more than 140 years ago in Marble, CO, the quarry has a storied past.


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An extensive stone restoration project of a San Francisco building brought back its original charm and luster

In 2011, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA, LEED® AP, design principal at Perkins+Will and Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED® AP, associate principal at Page & Turnbull, were hired by developers Wilson Meany to rehabilitate and renew 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco, CA, the former headquarters of the Pacific Telephone Co.


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MIA Safety Committee announces new chairman

Recently named chairman of the MIA Safety Committee, Jonathan Mitnick sat down with Stone World to discuss some of the group’s current and future initiatives
In 2003, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) established its safety program. It later went on to start a Safety Committee in 2010, which initially had 16 member companies.


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Stone-specific seminars at TISE East 2014

The following list is a look at some of the stone-related sessions that will be offered.


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The story behind the quarry

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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Safety on the jobsite

When away from the shop, it is still important to keep best safety practices at the forefront to ensure an injury-free and successful stone installation
As fabricators, we have many safety issues to deal with on a regular basis.


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Stone of the Month : White Piracema granite

This Stone of the Month is supplied by Andrade Group of Serra, ES, Brazil. Technical details provide a frame of reference only.


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Machine of the Month : The Hercules® Versatile

The Hercules® Versatile is a fast and safe hydroplaning router from Braxton-Bragg


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Stones of North America Version 3 by Marble Institute of America (MIA)

Stones of North America is a comprehensive iPad app that gives design and construction professionals quick and easy access to detailed information about natural stones quarried in North America.


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Nebula Alpha by Silestone

Illustrating the unexpected beauty of nature with soft, deep and balanced tones, Nebula Alpha is an evolution of Nebula and Nebula Code, two color series that have received an overwhelming response worldwide.


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Tech Update: Panther 4” FlexCup

Now available exclusively through Stone Boss, the new Panther 4” FlexCup is a super smooth, extremely quiet cup wheel, mounted on a rubber flexible backer.


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Atlas Copco's Water for All initiative celebrates 30 years

Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water.


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One Liners: October 2014

Levantina, a world leader in quarrying, producing and marketing natural stone, took part in Kazbuild for the first time.


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Stone industry Health and Safety Handbook now available

The 172-page book takes a comprehensive look at OSHA’s relationship with the stone industry and how to remain in compliance.


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M S International, Inc.'s website now offers previews of slabs available locally

M S International, Inc. (MSI) has announced to fabricators, retailers, designers, and consumers the ability to quickly preview slabs of granite, marble, quartz, onyx, limestone, soap stone and others located at the nearest MSI distribution center.


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Lackmond Products, Inc. appoints Ted Skaff as new VP of marketing

Overseeing the firm's marketing and new business department, Skaff will lead strategic growth initiatives within the U.S., Canada and Latin America


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New surface care support division launched by Fila

Set up to provide continual assistance to manufacturers, planners, contractors and builders, the new division will offer a variety of services, from advice on daily cleaning regimes, to extraordinary maintenance.


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Braxton-Bragg introduces updated website

After extensive research and development, the company has added image categories, so it's easier to locate the product(s) desired.


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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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