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Marketing to the California building sector

August 1, 2011
Through the ups and downs of the economy, Marble Palace, Inc. of Stockton, CA, has remained a prime source of natural stone, quartz surfacing and Piedrafina recycled marble products on the West Coast


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African granite defines reception area at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

August 1, 2011
The warm tones and movement of African Fantasy granite — combined with rich wood veneers — create a feature wall that reflects the surrounding environment at the healthcare insurer’s headquarters campus in Chattanooga, TN.


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Stone sets the style for North Carolina residence

August 1, 2011
Home to a stonemason in North Carolina, this innovative residence features detailed masonry on the interior and exterior, complemented by slabwork for the countertops and vertical surfaces


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Installation Products Roundup

August 1, 2011
 In the shop and in the field, suppliers to the stone industry are developing new products to ensure that finished stone installations are as successful as possible


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A new look for a Manhattan icon

August 1, 2011
Considered by many to be the cultural heart of New York City, Lincoln Center recently saw an upgrade to its public spaces that included the use of granite from India


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Silver Waves quarry adds to extensive product line

August 1, 2011
Producing material that is well-suited for the U.S. and European markets,
Pokarna Limited’s Silver Waves quarry in India expands upon the company’s large collection of desirable materials


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TAB India adds quarry sites

August 1, 2011
 Already among the nation’s leading stone producers, TAB India has added to its stature with the acquisition of two quarry sites in India


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Expanding to meet market demand

August 1, 2011
Growing to include six locations in the Southeastern U.S., Oldcastle Surfaces has stayed diversified in its offerings and continues to expand by evaluating which market segments are not being met


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Cooperation at all levels of the supply process

August 1, 2011
In this issue of Stone World, our cover story is an article about the architectural stonework used at the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquarters in Chattanooga (page 82).


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Stone of the Month, Rosette granite

August 1, 2011
This Stone of the Month supplied by Tab India, India/Minneapolis, MN. Technical details provide a frame of reference only.


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New Equipment: Metabo W680 4 ½” angle grinder

August 1, 2011
Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced the W680 4 ½ angle grinder.


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New Equipment:The Fab King

August 1, 2011
Braxton-Bragg announced the arrival of The Fab King, which combines the functions of a router, a drill press, an in-line backsplash polishing machine, a top polisher and a radial arm sink cut out machine, all in one.


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New Equipment:Diamond hand polishing sheets

August 1, 2011
Applied Diamond Tools presents new diamond hand polishing sheets which are designed for hand polishing of soft granite, concrete and marble.


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Arizona Tile honors three employees celebrating 30 years

August 1, 2011
Arizona Tile recently recognized three long-term employees who are celebrating their 30th year of employment with the company. Randy Morreim, Bob Shuford and Ed Meyers have each served in various roles and continue to be an integral part of the company’s continued success.


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Newsline:ONE LINERS

August 1, 2011
Laticrete, a leader in the manufacturing of systems for the installation of tile and stone, announced that Jimmy Archer Jr. has joined the company as the regional sales manager for Laticrete Texas.


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Newsline:ONE LINERS

August 1, 2011
Marmomacc was awarded with an “ADI Gold Compass Special Mention,” joining a collection of recipients of the oldest and most authoritative design award in the world.


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Newsline:ONE LINERS

August 1, 2011
Kjell Sletsjøe has submitted his resignation as President and CEO of Lundhs AS in Norway.


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Newsline:ONE LINERS

August 1, 2011
 The Marble Institute of America industry resource “Safety in the Stone Business” has been released in a Spanish version.


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Marmomacc Offers Free Admission to Verona Fair

August 1, 2011
Marmomacc, the leading international stone industry trade show, is offering free admission to trade visitors who pre-register online.


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Mackson Marble & Granite Develops New Web Site

August 1, 2011
 Mackson Marble & Granite would like to invite homeowners, designers, architects and developers to visit its new Web site at www.macksonmarble.com.


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Coverings Sets Dates and Venues through 2015

August 1, 2011
Coverings, the annual international tile and stone exhibition, is returning to familiar turf in 2012, when the doors open April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.


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BSI Announces Call for Entries for Tucker Architectural Awards

August 1, 2011
Sponsored by Building Stone Institute (BSI), the Tucker Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious architectural design awards in the country.


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Belenco is Established as a Producer of Premium Quartz Surfacing in Turkey

August 1, 2011
 Belenco of Turkey has invested in a 160,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art factory to manufacture innovative designs in quartz surfacing using the latest Bretonstone technology from Italy.


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Developments at Pokarna

August 1, 2011
Pokarna has been seeing a range of new developments in its operations for natural stone as well as Quantra quartz surfacing, and many of these initiatives were on display at the recent Stone+tec exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.


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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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