Report from Brazil: Using advanced technology to work Brazil's natural resources
The operations include approximately 130 employees, and stone is extracted through a variety of methods, involving diamond wire sawing and expansive mass. Annual quarry production is 6,500 cubic meters overall.
Fabricating plantThe fabricating plant in Minas Gerais is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, including two gangsaws that were installed in 2005, and two more gangsaws currently being installed. Additionally, Dapaz has invested in a complete Simec plant for resin-treating and polishing slabs, including an oven to dry 30 resin-treated slabs at one time, polishing lines and automated material-handling equipment.
After production is complete, the slabs are wrapped in plastic and bundled as needed, and Dapaz maintains a large inventory of material at the factory.