Excitement builds for The International Surface Event (TISE) 2019, including StonExpo/Marmomac, as the show will present a new way of learning and feature many innovative products for industry members
January 7, 2019
Deemed the stone event for stone industry professionals, StonExpo/Marmomac is a B2B stone exhibition under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand. At the beginning of each year, the show draws thousands of people from across the globe to exhibit, as well as to tour the exhibition hall.
As we often do at the end of the year, myself and our staff took some time to look back on 2018 to reflect on what we have done and come up with some fresh ideas for our readers. And in particular, 2019 is an important year to put some special plans into place, as we will be celebrating Stone World’s 35th anniversary.
If the crowds in the aisles at Marmomac 2018 are an indicator of the state of the stone industry, it appears things are on the upswing. Throughout the four-day event, the halls on the fairgrounds of VeronaFiere in Verona, Italy, were filled with 68,000 stone industry professionals.
Safety and efficiency have led the way for Cathedral Marble and Granite to continue to expand their innovative equipment. Starting in the mid-90s, Dave Duffy, owner of Cathedral Marble and Granite in Whitestown, IN, started his own stone business in a one-car garage with four other people.
In tune with market demand, Polarstone now produces thin quartz surfacing with improvement in strength and durability
November 15, 2018
Polarstone has been developing a new generation of aesthetics with improved key performance properties and increased design possibilities. For several years the Polarstone product and manufacturing teams have been working on creating a superior quartz surfacing material capable of new application possibilities.
Developed in 2016, the Use Natural Stone campaign has created a significant impression with its website, www.usenaturalstone.org, which is a valuable resource for homeowners, architects, designers, builders and remodelers to learn about the qualities and benefits of natural stone
Nearly three years ago, an idea surfaced among stone industry professionals to create a platform to promote the use and benefits of natural stone above all alternative building materials. The concept soon flourished into a well-driven campaign, which is now recognized worldwide.
Built in 1986, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a cultural landmark in Costa Mesa, CA. Most recently, a stunning fountain constructed of black basalt from China was designed to create a focal attraction at the main entrance to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Stony Creek granite is one of the oldest granites in the nation. The site operated by Stony Creek Quarry is surrounded by a land trust and owned by the town of Branford. “We have the honor of being an intimate part of the town,” said Tom Cleveland, the company’s director of sustainability.
Groves Incorporated has introduce its new Stacking Box. Designed to safely store cutoffs and remnants, the Stacking Box is constructed of heavy gauge square tubular steel with a hot dip galvanized finish for years of service. Up to three units can be stacked to store more items in a small footprint.