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SOTM: Pepper Engineered Quartz Stone

This Stone of the Month supplied by Stone Italiana S.p.A., Verona, Italy. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.
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I-Brace

Braxton-Bragg now offers an animated video of the I-Brace, a new invention by InnoTops. It is a simple device for strengthening cantilevered stone countertops and is installed into the base cabinet while replacing costly and bulky corbels, reports the manufacturer.
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Applied Diamond Tools

Metal bond flexible diamond grinding discs/pads from Applied Diamond Tools are used for heavy to medium grinding of granite, concrete and other types of stones.
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Automatic Stealth Seamer

With the Automatic Stealth Seamer™ by Omni Cubed, the working area is open and accessible with the units in place. This feature is a time-saver for installers and enables total clean-up of the seam before the epoxy cures completely, reports the manufacturer.
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Galaxy B220GV-20

Pedrini has installed its Galaxy B220GV-20 slab polishing machine at Pedra do Frade in Brazil. The machine has a new look, with more flexible guards.
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Crema Marfil Marble

Crema Marfil marble from Spanish stone producer Levantina is a yellowish material with a compact fine grain and minimal presence of short, thin and light-tone veins.
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Brandy Crag Silver

Cumbria-based stone engineers, Burlington, has extended its palette of rich and welcoming stone colors with the addition of Brandy Crag Silver.
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AG&M expands to seven locations

Architectural Granite & Marble, headquartered in Austin, TX, with branches in Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Raleigh, NC and San Antonio, TX, has recently opened a new branch in Puyallup, WA, which will offer consumers Factory Direct pricing.
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Silestone selected for exclusive Sotheby’s events

Silestone, a world leader in quartz surfacing, was recently selected by Sotheby’s New York to create bars and tables to be used during a series of exclusive events leading up to its prestigious Contemporary, Modern and Impressionist art sales held during the month of June.
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Texas Fabricator is Cited by Osha

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Venetian Marble & Granite of Helotes, TX, with 10 serious safety and health violations after an inspection found that workers were exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. Proposed penalties total $41,300.
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Laticrete Develops Eco-Friendly Sales Aid

Laticrete, a leader in the manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of tile and stone, continues to seek out and implement sustainable initiatives to protect the environment most recently with the launch of its Laticrete Grout Channel Refurbishment Kit.
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Hanwha Surfaces Convenes Distributors to Address Market Needs

Hanwha L&C Surfaces, a leading global manufacturer of quartz and solid surfaces, met with select distributors this past week for its bi-annual meeting to review current marketplace initiatives, share ideas and discuss opportunities for continuing to build brand awareness for Hanwha Surfaces and its products: HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces.
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