Diamut, a leading producer of high-tech diamond tooling used for working stone and glass as well as in the construction trades, announced the hiring of Michele Ragno as Diamut Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada. Ragno worked for several years in the same Sales Manager position for another industry player. In addition, Ragno has extensive experience in programming CNC machines and is very familiar with design software programs, such as AutoCAD.

Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone & Marble, Inc. (a division of Eden Stone) were the recipients of seven separate safety performance awards presented by MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) in Washington D.C. and the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. These awards honor the employees and the company for exceptional safety performance at several quarry locations.

Stone fabricator, Structural Stone, LLC, of North Kingstown, RI, was granted Massachusetts M/WBE Certification on April 15, adding to its DBE/WBE status in Rhode Island. Structural Stone has an 80,000-square-foot plant strategically located in Quonset Point, RI, with rail and sea access. With a specialty in granite, Structural Stone fabricates all types of dimension stone - including limestone, marble, sandstone, brownstone and bluestone - for commercial and residential projects of any size.

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