More than 20 years in the making, the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) opened its doors in time for Veterans Day of 2020. The museum, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) as a series of pavilions for exhibits and special events, sprawls 84 acres across the bucolic Fort Belvoir Military Installation in Virginia. Several varieties of natural stone are prominently showcased throughout the design of the 185,000-square-foot building, which is LEED Silver-certified.
With its recent acquisition of North Caroline Granite Corp., Canadian-based quarrying conglomerate Polycor continues to expand its footprint in the U.S., strengthen its presence in the south, and overall, promote the beauty and sustainability of natural stone
2020 ended on an upswing for global stone producer Polycor with the acquisition of North Carolina Granite Corp. (NCGC). Founded in 1889, NCGC is recognized by architects and other industry stakeholders for its high-quality White Mount Airy granite, proudly quarried in Mount Airy, NC.
Historic, local and sustainable Stony Creek Granite has been chosen for the Gateway to New Haven, a new set of pedestrian and bike friendly street improvements to link South Orange Street with the Union Station area. The City of New Haven shows its commitment to combating climate change with its choice of this natural stone and its emphasis on pollution free transportation options for City residents.
Vadara Quartz and Ace Granite are pleased to announce their expanded distribution partnership. Under the agreement, Ace Granite, proprietary distributor for Vadara Quartz in Florida, will become the dedicated provider in North and South Carolina with their Charlotte, NC facility serving as the hub for these regions.
The Granite & Marble Depot of Aurora is giving back to the community. They are calling for residents of the Aurora, Naperville and nearby areas to nominate a nurse, a first responder, a grocery store worker, or that person; that hero, you know who works on the front lines. Nominations are open from now to June 15.
NSI Solutions has released its new Top Polish Kit for natural granite and quartzite. The kit is the result of several years of collaboration with industry professionals and extensive testing by the NSI team.