The International Tile & Stone Show (ITSS) of Las Vegas, NV, and New York, NY, announced the support of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which has over 27,000 members. The next edition of the show is scheduled for July 15 to 17, 2004, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

Schechner Lifson is pleased to announce a new agreement with St. Paul Insurance Co. as the provider of all loss control and safety programs designed for the stone and ceramic industry. Some of the available services include workplace safety programs, auto fleet programs, warehouse and shop safety as well as a myriad of other safety items. These services are available to all participating members of the MYSTIC insurance program. Schechner Lifson continues to be the largest writers of insurance for the stone industry. For details, contact Marc Rosenkrantz at

Braxton-Bragg announced the addition of the HMK line of products to its already extensive inventory of stone care products. Braxton-Bragg offers a full line of HMK products, which were specifically designed for the care of natural stone. The products include marble and granite polish, stone soap, water-based impregnators, stone sealer in matte, satin, and high-gloss finish as well as rust and stain removers. Braxton-Bragg is now able to stock more products due to the extra 9,000 square feet of warehouse that was added in the summer of 2003.

Chicago Granite & Marble (CGM) has opened a new state-of-the-art fabrication plant in Franklin Park, IL, near O'Hare Airport. The company has been fabricating natural stone in the Chicago area and has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few years. CGM has a number of high-end showrooms in the region through its retail arm, Stone Habitat. Fore more information on the new 60,000-square-foot production plant, visit

Precision H2O, a leader in waterjet cutting services, recently appointed Anthony Remington as its newest a CAD/CAM Operator/Designer of the Precision H2O Design Team. “My position is an opportunity to take part in the creativity aspect of the CAD/CAM program as well as a chance to explore waterjet capabilities. It's exciting to be part of such a state-of-the-art firm,” said Remington.

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