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.
Always on the leading edge, Cereser Marmi S.p.A. has continuously invested in research and development, as well as technology, to offer its customers unique high-quality stone products. Based in Verona, Italy, the international stone supplier has been serving the stone industry for more than 50 years.
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.
Today, the company has grown to own more than 12 stone quarries – in numerous varieties – and branded its name in the stone industry worldwide. But as the industry and market trends continue to evolve over time, Tab India made the decision to grow with it by opening a new factory for TabQuartz in the beginning of 2018.
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.
Semco Stone is nestled in the heart of limestone country. The company, which was established in 1988, is a family business owned by Edward Robinson and his three sons: Keith Robinson, Corey Robinson and Quent Robinson. It is a producer and distributor of natural building veneer stone, including full and thin sawn.
While the year might be winding down, we still have a lot to report here at Stone World. You will notice that this issue is rather diverse, with features varying from the Fabricator Case Study to a roundup on natural stone care and maintenance products.
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.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest innovations in CNC tooling, hear about our tour of "The Stone Belt", see September's Stone of the Month and Technology Update, and much more!