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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.

SFA Italy tour 2014

Traveling 1,250 miles throughout Italy in a just over a week, the fourth edition of the SFA tour provided educational and networking opportunities between fabricators and members of the Italian stone industry
By Jennifer Adams
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Now in its fourth year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance’s (SFA) annual trip to Italy has become a well-recognized educational tour.


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Benefits to a multi-wire saw

With several different options of multi-wire saws, it is important to figure out what size is needed before making the investment
By Jason Kamery
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When it comes to running a business, arguably the two most important things are time and money, and more often than not, they relate directly to each other.


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Solancis of Benedita: Running an efficient limestone operation

Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, owns 12 limestone quarries on the Iberian Peninsula — Serra de Aire e Candeeiros — and takes measures to run a state-of-the-art operation with safety and the environment as a top priority
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With roots dating back to 1969, Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, is a credible name in the stone industry.


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Ruipedra focusing on limestone production

With 20 years of experience in stone processing, Ruipedra exclusively quarries and supplies Portuguese limestone for projects worldwide
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Ruipedra of Casais Monizes, Portugal, is a 20-year-old company specializing in the production of Portuguese limestone.


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F .J. Cochicho & Filho LDA: A collaboration between stone producers

An open-area pit marble quarry in Vila Vicosa, Portugal, is run by a consortium of three companies who actively work the site
By Jennifer Adams
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F.J. Cochicho & Filho LDA is part of a three-company consortium that operates an open-area pit quarry, which at the time of Stone World’s visit was 150 meters deep.


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Visiting one of Solubema's oldest marble quarries

Solubema of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has built a reputation as a leading supplier of Portuguese marble for projects worldwide
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Stone World had the opportunity to visit one of the company’s oldest marble quarries in Portugal, which spans 900 square meters wide and 85 meters deep.


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Stonework used to create boutique on Rodeo Drive

Upscale fashion brand Céline reopens its doors on Rodeo Drive with a brand new boutique featuring spectacular stonework
By Sara Garafalo
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In April 2013, high-end fashion company Céline opened the doors of its new 3,100-square-foot boutique on the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.


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SMG Marble and Granite Factory: Diversifying for continued success

With a reputation as a leading international granite producer, SMG Marble and Granite Factory Co. Ltd. has further established itself by adding a tile plant to its already extensive operation
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SMG Marble and Granite Factory Co. Ltd. has established itself as a leading granite producer worldwide.


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Positive showing expected for Marmomacc 2014

With more than 1,400 confirmed exhibitors from 56 countries, a good crowd of quality visitors is anticipated for Marmomacc, which will take place from September 24 to 27 in Verona, Italy
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Selling out over a month ahead of the show date, Marmomacc, the leading international stone industry trade show, gears up for its 49th edition, scheduled for September 24 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy.


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Installation and fabrication the Old World way

Old Stone Marble Works believes in hard work and honest business when it comes to stone fabrication and installation
By Jason Kamery
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While the amount of digital and new technology shops increase, there are still a few out there that believe in the “old school” way of doing things.


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Fabricator adapts for success

In business for more than two decades, Cumar, Inc. of Everett, MA, continually invests in its fabrication business and searches for new ideas to best serve its customers
By Jennifer Adams
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Angelo “Ivo” Cubi first opened Cumar, Inc. in 1992.


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A long-time producer of Breccia Pernice

The Breccia Pernice quarry near Verona, Italy, is a material unique to the area and known for its aesthetic value
By Jennifer Adams
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Up in the hillside outside of Verona, Italy, in the Volargne stoneworking region of Northern Italy, is the Breccia Pernice quarry operated by Essegi Marmi.


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“Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal

Veronafiere and Assimagra collaborated to offer the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal program
By Jennifer Adams
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In June, a group of architects participated in the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal, which is a branded event of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.


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An Educational Success from stone quarries

By Jennifer Adams
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In June, I had the opportunity to join a group of architects on a journey to the two largest stone quarrying and processing hubs in Portugal


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The MK-212-6 from MK Diamond Products, Inc

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The MK-212-6 from MK Diamond Products, Inc. is a rugged, yet portable professional stone saw suitable for use on any jobsite.


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Stone of the Month: White Diamond

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This Stone of the Month is supplied by Cereser Marmi S.p.A. of Verona, Italy.


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Crema Marfil Coto 24- x 24-inch tile by Levantina

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Levantina has introduced the new Crema Marfil Coto 24- x 24-inch tile, now available in a ½-inch thickness.


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The 2014 Triton II bridge saw by Matrix

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The new Triton II builds on the success of the popular Triton bridge saw, and is engineered with a massive precision ground bridge


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One Liners: September 2014

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Regent Stone Products has extended its hours of operation to stay open all day everywhere across the continental U.S. Its new hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.


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Salem Stone grows sales team

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This group collectively brings over 90 years of experience to the Salem Stone division.


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Jarmo Karttunen joins Nikolaus Bagnara

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Jarmo Karttunen has joined the company Nikolaus Bagnara Spa as Export Director for blocks in the Far East and slabs in the Scandinavian countries.


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MSI, Inc. opens new distribution center in Charlottle, NC

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The new facility will stock a full offering of MSI product lines including natural stone, quartz, porcelain, ceramic and glass tile.


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Xiamen Stone Fair 2015 to present new layout

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The four-day event will encompass a 166,000-square-meter exhibition area in a completely renewed layout designed to optimize the visitor experience.


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Southern Living Idea House features Daltile products

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The Southern Living 2014 Idea House features Daltile products throughout, from the kitchen countertops and the walls of the laundry room, to floor to ceiling looks in each of the bathrooms.


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Laticrete expands restoration and decorative product lines with acquisitions of HP Spartacote

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The acquisition will provide Laticrete's customers access to new products and technologies while expanding the company's presence in the restoration, decorative flooring and coatings category.


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MIA to host accreditation immersion course at TISE East

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The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced that it will hold an accreditation program immersion course during The International Surface Event (TISE) East in Miami, FL, on October 22, 2014


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Salem Stone hosts SFA Fabrication Workshop

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The SFA recently held the latest installment of their Fabrication Workshop series in North Carolina, with Salem Stone as the gracious host of the two-day event.


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Wood's Powr-Grip, Inc. is celebrating 50 years of service in Montana

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In 1946, Howard Wood opened Wood's Auto Electric, an automotive, electric and small engine repair shop in Wolf Point, MT.


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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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