Jason Kamery joined Stone World magazine as its managing editor in June 2014. Previously, he was the assistant editor for Pet Age magazine and a sports reporter for The Express-Times and The Exponent newspapers. Jason graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Mass Communication.
Stone World had the opportunity to talk to a couple freelance templators to understand how their business works. We spoke with Sam Azimi of Dinozio Design Digital Survey, located in Toronto, Canada, and Rodney McCurdy of Redline Templates located in Denver, CO.
Located in Richardson, TX, the Spring Creek Nature Area contains 180 acres of virgin old-growth hardwood forest that dates back to the time of the Caddo Indians and the City’s founding families, strategically located adjacent to the fast-growing urban environment of CityLine.
Located in Dallas, TX, the Old Parkland North Campus features variegated limestone from Indiana, extracted from an adjacent quarry to one that more than 90 years ago produced the stone for the facade of the Empire State Building.
As labor markets continue to dwindle and the need to run a safer shop is more important than ever before, Egon Hinss, the national sales manager of Breton USA, explains how fabricators can start the automation process in their shop. Hinss has 20 years of experience in the industry and has been with Breton for the past six years.
Lapitec is a full-body sintered stone slab that comes in a variety of colors and finishes. It is also an extremely dense product which leads fabricators to wonder, “What are the options for tooling when working with the material?” The tools required for cutting Lapitec has to have some unique characteristics.
For 15 years, Paul Getz was a tile installer. On one of his projects, Getz subbed out the fabrication work for a countertop and installed it himself. This trend of installing countertops continued for a while before Getz decided to open up his own countertop fabrication business.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to some of the leading suppliers of Stone from India, as they discuss what is new. Also, we feature articles from top water filtration companies in the industry to talk about how to run a safe, clean and efficient shop!
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design we focus on the current quartz trends and the use of quartz in a modern farmhouse. Also, learn about how natural stone is used to blend nature and exterior architecture!