Processing Plants

Large-scale stoneworking plants for creating stone slabs, tiles and cut-to-size work

ARTICLES

Girasole of Italy uses new technology to produce exotics

February 3, 2014
Using resin technology to treat blocks of exotic material that would otherwise be useless, Girasole Pietre Naturali srl offers a broad collection of high-end slab products


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Brazilian supplier Decolores has success with equipment investments

February 3, 2014
In business since 2001, Decolores has been focused on growing its operation over the past five years, and it is currently enjoying an unprecedented level of success


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AGM Imports brings in technology for leather finishing slabs

December 2, 2013
With two well-established companies — AGM Imports and Distinctive Granite and Marble — John Antunes has focused his efforts on providing other wholesalers and fabricators the opportunity to benefit from the latest technology in textured stone


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Geared for the full range of stoneworking

From high-volume slab production to world-class architectural projects, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) is able to process large volumes of stone with optimal quality and efficiency
September 3, 2013
In 1991, Saudi Marble & Granite Factory Co. Ltd. (SMG) was established as a subsidiary of Al Harbi Group, a pioneer in Saudi Arabia’s mining and construction industries.


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SFA Europe Tour 2013

In this first-hand account, one of the senior members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) documents the organization’s trip through Italy and Germany as its members dialogued with suppliers to the stone fabrication sector
September 3, 2013
How do you confuse 15 fabricators from the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)? It proved to be quite simple really: invite them on a 10-day tour of Italy and have them land in Munich, Germany. (Hint: Italy is not in Germany.)


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Developments continue for worldwide supplier Levantina

With new granite and marble collections, along with a portfolio of completed architectural works around the world, Levantina has solidified its position as a leader in the international stone business
September 3, 2013
With over 1,600 employees, Levantina is a vertically integrated company with an international presence.


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Architectural stone: From quarry to installation

Architects who attend the Marmomacc Stone Academy in Verona, Italy, have a chance to view all aspects of the stone production process — from extraction at the quarry to slabbing to final polishing of cut-to-size pieces
September 3, 2013
As part of the events surrounding Marmomacc, the world’s leading trade show for stone and design in Verona, Italy, an AIA-approved “Designing with Natural Stone” course takes place that week.


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Crafting lifetime impressions in stone

Distributed across the U.S. by Cosmos, DSG Granites of India has grown to become a major processor of material from its home nation and across the world
August 1, 2013
DSG Granites (Divyashakti Granites Limited) has made a name for itself as a leading, innovative and dependable international exporter of granites.


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Stone industry icon Coldspring reshapes its brand

The changes taking place at Coldspring are far more than a new name and corporate logo, as the company is positioning itself for broader diversification and long-term success
July 2, 2013
Founded more than 115 years ago, Coldspring has rebranded itself with a new, unified name that better reflects its diverse business activities.


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A growing family of quarries

Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone and Marble, Inc. cover a large area and an even larger market with their production
May 1, 2013
In 1950, Eden Stone Co. Inc. in Eden, WI, was founded by Emil Gesell. Originally named Gesell and Sons, the quarry produced hand dressed-veneer and flagstone products.


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Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

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In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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