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June 2011

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Equipped to Offer a Full Product Range

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In addition to bringing in stone and tile products from around the world, Artistic Tile has developed a modern stoneworking facility in Secaucus, NJ, where it produces waterjet-cut designs, mosaics and other innovations.
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Coverings Makes Shift to Las Vegas

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In a move from its alternative venue, the 2011 edition of Coverings took place in Las Vegas, NV, and show organizers reported a heavy increase in West Coast attendance.
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Native Texas Limestone Creates a New Presence for Tesoro

By Kelly Martin
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Designed by Gensler, Tesoro Corporation’s new headquarters features Texas Pearl limestone for both its interior and exterior design, along with Texas Hadrian limestone which accents the exterior.
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Choosing the Right Mortar for Thin Stone Applications

By Dale Roberts
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There are numerous bonding mortars available on the market today. Although each has its own characteristics, their main purpose is to bond stone to an acceptable substrate. There have been so many advances in bonding mortars, it has become confusing trying to decide which mortar is right for a specific job.
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New York Quarrier Expands with Thin Stone Veneer

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As a quarrier and processor of domestic stone since 2003, Chippewa Stone of Whitehall, NY, has grown its business by expanding into the thin stone veneer market.
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Staying Ahead with New Technology

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With the majority of its work in the commercial sector, D & J Tile Co., Inc. of San Carlos, CA, has continually invested in new machinery and software to maintain its competitive edge.
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www.stoneworld.com

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I know it is a strange headline for an editor’s column, but I am looking to draw attention to Stone World’s new Web site — launching this month — because I think it is the most comprehensive source for stone industry information that you can find.
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Antolini Natura Collection

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The Antolini Natura Collection from Antolini Luigi and C. of Verona, Italy, was designed as a blend of creativity, knowledge and stoneworking ability.
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Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MT Series Stone Lifters

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Specifically designed for handling stone slabs, Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MT (manual tilt) Series Stone Lifters feature a 90-degree tilt using an above-center pivot that enables slabs to hang upright when lifted from storage or display racks and tilt to flat when lowered to bridge saws or work tables.
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Scratch Pro System Sink Restoration Kit

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Braxton-Bragg introduces the Scratch Pro System Sink Restoration Kit, which is the perfect system for removing scratches from stainless steel sinks.
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Dignitaries and Customers Celebrate Cosmic Stone Opening

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Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributors celebrated a three-day Grand Opening event at its facilities from April 12 to 15.
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Stone Tool Warehouse Opens Online Store

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Stone Tool Warehouse announces the opening of its new online store for the natural stone, solid surface, concrete, glass and tile industries.
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Scholarships Available to Architects for the Next Veronafiere AIA-Approved Continuing Education Course "Designing with Natural Stone"

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The 13th edition of “Designing with Natural Stone” will run from September 19 to 24, 2011 in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with Marmomacc, the world’s leading trade show for stone and design.
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One Liners - June 2011

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Sarah Stanhope has been appointed the new Branch Manager for Fine Line Pacific’s Portland, OR, location. Fine Line Pacific is an Artisan Group member and a division of FLOFORM Countertops Inc, which is North America’s largest countertop fabricator.
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Obituary: Leo L. Dellacroce, Co-Founder of Connecticut Stone Supplies

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Leo L. Dellacroce, 98, of Woodbridge, CT, passed away on May 1, 2011.
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MIA Introduces Stone Safety Subscription Service

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The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the latest in its growing list of safety services — the MIA Safety Toolbox Talk Subscription Service.
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East Coast Tile and D&B Tile are reporting higher than projected profits

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East Coast Tile and D&B Tile, two of the largest distributors in the eastern U.S., recently announced that each is reporting higher than projected profits in the first year of their Q-Seal permanent stone tile sealing businesses.
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Breton promotes Gerry Van Der Bas to National Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada

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Gerry Van Der Bas has been named to replace Michele Ballarin as National Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada for Breton, a leading manufacturer of stoneworking equipment. Ballarin is accepting a directorship within the Breton family of companies.
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Companies Certifies by Mason Contractors Association of America

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Five companies have recently earned certification through the Masonry Certification program, sponsored by the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA).
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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

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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