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June 2011

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Equipped to Offer a Full Product Range

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five companies have recently earned certification through the Masonry Certification program, sponsored by the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA).
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In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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