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2014 April

In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

Canadian stone producer revives American soapstone quarry

Although the Quebec-based company Polycor focuses mainly on granite and marble, it recently purchased its first soapstone quarry in Virginia to meet the current demand for the stone and strengthen its North American presence
April 1, 2014
Staying true to its focus on the North American market, Polycor, one of the nation’s largest granite, marble and limestone groups, recently acquired its first soapstone quarry


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2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

E ach year, the Marble Institute of America honors excellence in stone design with its Pinnacle Award Competition
April 1, 2014
Here are the 2013 winners, which were honored during a presentation held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this year.


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Stone-specific seminars at Coverings 2014

April 1, 2014
Coverings 2014 will offer 70-plus educational seminars, with a fifth day added to the program this year.


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Focusing on growth

With almost a 30,000-square-foot expansion planned for its facility this summer and intentions to purchase additional equipment and grow its market, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is setting itself up for continued success
April 1, 2014
With a history dating back to 1986, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a family owned business that has transitioned and expanded through the years.


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Limestone creates one-of-a-kind residential design

An outdated beach house undergoes metamorphosis to maximize ocean views and sun exposure, earning it the Award of Excellence for Residential Interior/Exterior for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards
April 1, 2014
Situated on one of the most high-end streets in Long Island, NY, is a private residence that took a very specific design goal and transformed it into one of the most unique homes the island has ever seen.


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Indiana limestone forges partnership

With a common goal to fabricate and deliver Indiana limestone easily and efficiently to projects across North America,two industry members joined forces to build TexaCon Cut Stone in Bloomington, IN
April 1, 2014
On December 2, 2013, TexaCon Cut Stone was born. The mill was originally built in Chicago in 1930, and it had been dismantled and shipped to Bloomington, IN.


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Coverings celebrates its Silver Anniversary in Las Vegas

After 25 years, Coverings remains one of the largest and most popular international tile and stone exhibitions—drawing in almost 1,000 exhibitors annually
April 1, 2014
What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings — the U.S. international tile and stone exhibition — than in Las Vegas.


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The Italian Trade Commission pavilion at Coverings

April 1, 2014
At this year’s Coverings show, which will be held from April 29 to May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones.


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Safety best practices — Where to find safety training resources

There are a number of resources available today to assist fabricators in enhancing their training efforts
April 1, 2014
What are you doing to create a culture of safety in your stone facility?


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Blending romance and country style

For a private residence in Texas, architect Rick Burleson used limestone to create a romantic vibe in a hill country setting
April 1, 2014
The homeowners of a private residence in Wimberley, TX, wanted a romantic-style home that would blend with their hill country surroundings. They


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Keeping the spirit alive

April 1, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that I take the helm of Stone World and write my first Stone Column.


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Bethel White granite

April 1, 2014
This Stone of the Month is supplied by Rock of Ages Corp. of Barre, VT.


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SawJet Cutting System by BACA Systems

April 1, 2014
BACA Systems introduces a reliable and low-cost SawJet Cutting System to the stone industry.


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General Tools & Instruments 2014 full-line tools and instruments catalog

April 1, 2014
General Tools & Instruments has announced the publication of its 2014 full-line tools and instruments catalog, which is available in traditional print format, digital format and on the company’s website.


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One Collection by Blanco

April 1, 2014
Blanco, the German innovator of kitchen sinks and faucets, has launched the One Collection, with three new sinks and five innovative accessory kits that combine to form unique customized solutions for cooking, organizing and cleaning.


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Cosentino opens 25th North American Cosentino Center in Houston, TX

April 1, 2014
More than 230 building and design industry leaders and top Cosentino executives attended the grand opening reception.


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Marmomacc and Abitare il Tempo to be held simultaneously

April 1, 2014
Holding these two events together is part of a distinct strategy implemented by Veronafiere for synergic involvement of an international professional audience comprising designers, architects and contract sector operators


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ColorQuartz introduces new collection of colors

April 1, 2014
Riding on tremendous growth, California-based ColorQuartz is releasing a new collection of new colors in 2014.


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One Liners: April 2014

April 1, 2014
The Marble Institute of America has announced a new initiative dedicated to the retention and advancement of women who have chosen a career in the stone industry.


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MIA elects new officers and directors for 2014

February 25, 2014
Tony Malisani, of natural stone fabricator Malisani, Inc., has been elected President of the Marble Institute of America (MIA), the 1,600-member global organization representing the natural stone industry.


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Blanco wins two prestigious 2013 International Davey Awards for its product catalogs

February 27, 2014
Blanco, the German innovator of finely crafted sinks and faucets, has added two more distinguished honors to their list of accolades -- the 2013 International Davey Awards silver win for the Blanco 2013 showroom catalog and for the Blanco faucet brochure.


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Laticrete promotes three in its technical services department

March 10, 2014
Laticrete, a global manufacturer and a leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, has announced the promotion of three key personnel within its technical services department.


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Laticrete strengthens market position in North America after fair exhibit

April 1, 2014
Levantina, a world leader in the quarrying, processing and marketing of natural stone, took part in the Vitória Stone Fair, which was recently held in Vitoria, Brazil.


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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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