Strong leaders cultivate excellent team members that support each other and, in turn, support the business. These individuals combine their talents to grow an organization, the communities in which they operate and their industry as a whole.
With more than 50 quarries, 18 manufacturing plants and approximately 1,200 employees, Polycor is one of the largest natural stone quarriers in the world. Stone World (SW) recently talked to Polycor’s President Patrick Perus (PP) to get his take on the natural stone industry, the environment and Polycor’s expansions.
The natural stone industry is filled with companies of all sizes, but we know that most are small-to-medium size companies. When it comes to marketing and training, I often hear about limited budgets and staff resources.
Since its inception in 2001, the Xiamen International Stone Fair has exploded. Geared for stone industry professionals worldwide, the scope of the international exhibition has drastically changed from its beginning days.
Karen Kettler, the president of Karen Kettler Design, based in Charlotte, NC, talked with Contemporary Stone & Tile Design to discuss her 20 years of experience with using stone and tile in her designs and the trends she is seeing in the industry.
We decided to talk to architects and designers from around the country to get their thoughts on what trends are taking place in the stone and tile industries, and where they think those trends are going
Stone and tile trends change constantly in the architectural and design communities, and can be difficult to keep up with. We at Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine wanted to get opinions from different architects and designers around the country to find out what they are seeing, and what they expect to see.
Is natural stone making a comeback? Did it ever go away? One of our main stories this issue is stone and tile design trends. We spoke with architects and designers from around the country about what they see are the tile and stone trends in the market right now, and moving forward.
With the advent of online reviews, HGTV and social media, consumers are saturated with options ranging from natural stone, engineered quartz (quartz surfacing), pre-cast concrete, porcelain, glass, stainless steel, sintered surfaces and so on.
Since starting his fabrication business, Marjan Stone, in the early 2000s, Hikmet Pauls has strategically grown the company. Based in Spring Valley, CA Marjan Stone operates an impressive 18,000-square-foot shop that currently serves the residential and commercial sector.
At this year’s The International Surface Event (TISE), scheduled for January 23 to 25, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Marmomac International Pavilion will host leading stone and machinery suppliers from India, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to Maria Byworth about running a fabrication shop in Australia, we also discuss waterjet technology with Flow International and quarrying operations with several of a leading quarries.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.