After working as stone fabricators and artisans in the Washington/Baltimore area for several years, Rodney Bair and Travis Collins decided to break away and begin their own company in 1993. The resulting company, BC Stone, is now a full-production fabricator with its main operation in Everett, PA, and a second shop in Wilmington, NC.
For 10 years, Mineração Pemagran has been extracting Iberê Crema Bordeaux from its quarry in Afonso Claudio, Espírito Santo, Brazil. During this time, the material has gained international appeal for its aesthetic value and its ability to be used in a variety of design styles.
Founded in 1968 by Camilo Cola, Marbrasa Marmores e Granitos do Brasil Ltda. of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil, was one of the first Brazilian companies to produce stone on an international level.
Scheduled for March 14 to 17, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, Coverings 2011 will draw thousands of visitors from around the world to view the latest lines of stone and tile offerings, along with a full range of machinery, tools, accessories and installation and maintenance products.
Dating back to the 1800s, the Bethel White Quarry in Bethel, VT, is a staple among the sites owned and operated by Rock of Ages Corp. Currently, the quarry is undergoing an extensive development effort to maintain its long-standing history of high-quality production well into the future.
Considered to be the largest stone trade fair in Latin America and one of the most important of the world, the next edition of the Vitória Stone Fair - taking place from February 15 to 18, 2011 in Vitória, Brazil - will serve as a showcase for the Brazilian stone sector and beyond.
Since its foundation 23 years ago, StoneWorks of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC, has placed a special emphasis on quality, organization and craftsmanship. Earlier this year, the family-owned company received acknowledgment of its commitment to the trade with its designation as a Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator.
Now that we’re in the middle of “Trade Show Season” -
with StonExpo and Coverings taking place within a span of two months - I find
myself continually writing about the various seminar programs for the stone
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.
Artisan Group companies now have earned 20 of the 48
Marble Institute of America (MIA) Accreditations. Accredited Natural Stone
Fabricators represent the premier companies that work on residential and
commercial stone projects.
The Marble Institute of America (MIA) recently
completed its third Performance Analysis Report for U.S. and Canadian natural stone
fabricators. The survey was conducted in 2010 and contains an evaluation and
interpretation of financial data solicited from fabricators.
Artisan Group, a national organization of independent
granite fabricators that have joined together to offer the Artisan Stone™
Collection, has inducted two new members onto its Board of Directors: Layton
Day, Owner of Bangor Wholesale Laminates in Bangor, ME, and Brad Pearce,
Co-owner of Front Range Stone in Denver, CO.
Levantina has received accreditation from the U.S.
Green Building Council (USGBC) wherein its products may be able to be used in
U.S. buildings that fulfill the requirements on sustainability and
The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the
largest tile contractors association in the world, in alliance with the Ceramic
Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA),
collectively have announced the 2011 Goals for the Certified Tile Installer
In this issue of Stone World, read more about the new Silica Rule, which was recently announced by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and scheduled to go into effect on June 23, 2016.