The Marble Institute of America’s 2014 quarry tour — including stone professionals from 15 states — headed to Elberton and Tate, GA, for the first time to witness both historic and modern day stone production
June 3, 2014
For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the U.S., Canada and abroad.
Founded in 1976, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, was one of the pioneers of bringing automation to Bluestone, and it also firmly connected to the industry’s past with the acquisition of a quarry site that dates to the 1840s.
From the northern reaches of Minnesota, Coldspring’s quarries for Mesabi Black and Lake Superior Green granite are being used for landmark projects across the country — including work at the World Trade Center site in New York City
The Buster family doesn’t only produce and sell stone at Lyons Sandstone; they also serve as educators on the past, present and future of the material, which is a signature building stone for the state of Colorado
In this first-hand account, one of the senior members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) documents the organization’s trip through Italy and Germany as its members dialogued with suppliers to the stone fabrication sector
How do you confuse 15 fabricators from the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA)? It proved to be quite simple really: invite them on a 10-day tour of Italy and have them land in Munich, Germany. (Hint: Italy is not in Germany.)