Large-Scale Production

This section targets large scale stoneworking plants, and quarrying sites.

ARTICLES

Solancis of Benedita: Running an efficient limestone operation

Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, owns 12 limestone quarries on the Iberian Peninsula — Serra de Aire e Candeeiros — and takes measures to run a state-of-the-art operation with safety and the environment as a top priority
By Jennifer Adams
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With roots dating back to 1969, Solancis of Benedita, Portugal, is a credible name in the stone industry.


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F .J. Cochicho & Filho LDA: A collaboration between stone producers

An open-area pit marble quarry in Vila Vicosa, Portugal, is run by a consortium of three companies who actively work the site
By Jennifer Adams
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F.J. Cochicho & Filho LDA is part of a three-company consortium that operates an open-area pit quarry, which at the time of Stone World’s visit was 150 meters deep.


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A long-time producer of Breccia Pernice

The Breccia Pernice quarry near Verona, Italy, is a material unique to the area and known for its aesthetic value
By Jennifer Adams
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Up in the hillside outside of Verona, Italy, in the Volargne stoneworking region of Northern Italy, is the Breccia Pernice quarry operated by Essegi Marmi.


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Benefits to a multi-wire saw

With several different options of multi-wire saws, it is important to figure out what size is needed before making the investment
By Jason Kamery
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When it comes to running a business, arguably the two most important things are time and money, and more often than not, they relate directly to each other.


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“Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal

Veronafiere and Assimagra collaborated to offer the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal program
By Jennifer Adams
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In June, a group of architects participated in the first “Designing with Natural Stone” Portugal, which is a branded event of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.


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Stone installation planning leads to saving money

By Jason Kamery
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During the planning phase of the stone installation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, KEPCO+ was able to save the church a quarter of a million dollars with proper stone detailing and installation methods


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Granite added to Indira Gandhi International Airport

Regional granite was chosen for focal pieces throughout the design of the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, for its permanence and versatility
By Sara Garafalo
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In 2010, Odyssey: Stone Architecture & Design, an India-based design firm specializing in stone architecture, was commissioned to design and build a number of architectural stone elements for the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India


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MIA quarry tour explores Georgia stone quarries

The Marble Institute of America’s 2014 quarry tour — including stone professionals from 15 states — headed to Elberton and Tate, GA, for the first time to witness both historic and modern day stone production
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For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the U.S., Canada and abroad.


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Studying in the Southern Hemisphere

For the first time, Veronafiere extended its Marmomacc Stone Academy to Brazil with its “Designing with Natural Stone — Brazil” program, which was held during the 2014 Vitória Stone Fair
By Vince Marazita
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Of the top five stone supplying nations to the U.S. market, Brazil is the only one located in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Technical upgrades increase production for Brazilian exporter

By Heather Fiore
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When Thor Granitos — now the largest industrial exporter of processed granites in Latin America — first opened its factory doors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1986, a relatively small staff was employed to handle the daily operations of its 490,000-square-foot facility.


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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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Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

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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