Large-Scale Production

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

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Granite used to enhance JFK Space Center

As part of a 10-year plan to update and modernize the John F. Kennedy Space Center, a 75-foot-long, 5,000-gallon fountain was constructed as a focal point of the Visitor Complex
The John F. Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, FL, was originally built to launch the Saturn V, to date the only launch vehicle to transport human beings beyond low Earth orbit, for the Apollo manned moon landing program.


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Committed to harvesting indigenous resources: North Carolina Granite Corp.

Celebrating 125 years of business this year, North Carolina Granite Corp. of Mount Airy, NC, has become a renowned quarrier of natural stone products and is committed to sustainable practices
More than 140 years ago in 1872, a farmer by the name of John Gilmer purchased several thousand acres of land covering what is now part of Mount Airy, NC, and the village of Flat Rock, NC.


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A diamond in the rough : R.E.D. Graniti

R.E.D. Graniti, a world leader in stone production, realized the potential of the Colorado Yule marble quarry in Marble, CO, and committed to investing to make it a successful operation
Founded more than 140 years ago in Marble, CO, the quarry has a storied past.


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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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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