International Coverage

Reports from the world's major stoneworking nations, focusing on materials and producers.

ARTICLES

SFA Italy tour 2014

Traveling 1,250 miles throughout Italy in a just over a week, the fourth edition of the SFA tour provided educational and networking opportunities between fabricators and members of the Italian stone industry
Now in its fourth year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance’s (SFA) annual trip to Italy has become a well-recognized educational tour.


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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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Ruipedra focusing on limestone production

With 20 years of experience in stone processing, Ruipedra exclusively quarries and supplies Portuguese limestone for projects worldwide
Ruipedra of Casais Monizes, Portugal, is a 20-year-old company specializing in the production of Portuguese limestone.


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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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Visiting one of Solubema's oldest marble quarries

Solubema of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has built a reputation as a leading supplier of Portuguese marble for projects worldwide
Stone World had the opportunity to visit one of the company’s oldest marble quarries in Portugal, which spans 900 square meters wide and 85 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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Positive showing expected for Marmomacc 2014

With more than 1,400 confirmed exhibitors from 56 countries, a good crowd of quality visitors is anticipated for Marmomacc, which will take place from September 24 to 27 in Verona, Italy
Selling out over a month ahead of the show date, Marmomacc, the leading international stone industry trade show, gears up for its 49th edition, scheduled for September 24 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy.


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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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Marmomacc offers free registration

By pre-registering for the exhibition which will be held from September 24 to 27, visitors will be able to print their own entry badge, thereby saving over $50.


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MS Africa & Middle East 2014 -- The 'Marmomacc & Samoter' event in Egypt

Marmomacc and Samoter join forces with Art Line/ExpoLink, the two Egyptian show organizers, for a new event in Cairo, Egypt -- MS Africa & Middle East -- The International Trade Fair for Stone Design, Technology, Earthmoving and Building Machinery (www.msafrica.net).


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IMAGE GALLERIES

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.

The stones of the Cachoeiro Stone Fair in Brazil

Held annually in the city of Cachoeiro, Espirito Santo, Brazil, the Cachoeiro Stone Fair did not disappoint in its 34th edition. With more than 25,000 visitors and 220 exhibitors, the fair revealed leading trends and innovative materials in the Carlos Caiado Expo Center.

EVENTS

Industry

Cevisama 2015

2/10/15
Spain
The most innovative products will be on show at Cevisama 2014

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Industry

Unicera, the 27th International Ceramic Bathroom Kitchen Fair

2/24/15
Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center
Turkey
The fair is a vast marketing platform for the ceramic, bathroom and kitchen industries, and is the meeting point of domestic and international procurement delegations and exhibitors.

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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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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