14-year-old Thomas wanted to get a job, but no one would hire him, because of his age and small stature. So he and his younger brother, Evan, chose to quarry the site their father had originally staked out in Idaho, calling themselves Star Stone Quarries.
Pokarna, a leader among stone producers in India, recently opened its Cream Cashmere granite quarry in Buduruvada Village, Parvathipuram Mandal, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The almost 25-acre site currently produces three shades/patterns of the material.
Originally based in Phenix, MO, the Phenix Marble Co. first opened in the early 20th century. At the time, it was one of the largest producers of stone and marble in the country, employing 250 workers.