The Xiamen Stone Fair Organizing Committee has announced that the 2020 edition of the international stone exhibition will not be held this fall. Originally scheduled for March 16th to 19th, show management pushed the dates to October 27th to 30th due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Upon further consideration, with the pandemic still going on, the difficult decision was recently made to postpone the show until 2021.
The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for another home through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. To date, Natural Stone Institute members have been involved in twenty-eight completed homes.
A new date has been set for Stone+tec, the keymeeting point for the stone industry in Central Europe that offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all aspects of natural stone used in construction, gravestones, monuments and design.
Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair was successfully launched on June 6. It is a B2B-oriented online platform enabling product showcase, business negotiation and information exchange. Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair gathers over 2,000 exhibitors from 57 countries and regions in 8 exhibition areas, providing global buyers with a vast range of products from natural stone, artificial stone to machinery and tools.
Buechel Stone Corporation purchased the assets of Pray Stone Company in Winfield, Kansas. Pray Stone was Buechel Stone’s vendor for Silverdale and Aged Parchment blocks used in their cut stone operation. This purchase includes all assets, land leases, and customer lists currently maintained by Pray Stone.
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!