In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about TISE, The International Surface Event, learn how they're dealing with silicosis in Australia, read about the importance of being OSHA compliant, read this month's technology update, and much more!
Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the C100 conference is an annual event that brings fabricators, other leading industry members and the Cosentino team together to learn, share experiences and make new friends
With more than 4,850 employees throughout 37 countries, the Cosentino Group has grown by leaps and bounds since it was founded in 1979. In addition to being a natural stone producer, the Cosentino Group has developed and promotes the brands of Silestone, Dekton and Sensa.
The International Surface Event once again returned to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, and the exhibition hall was buzzing with activity throughout the three-day event
March 13, 2020
The opening day of The International Surface Event (TISE), including StonExpo/Marmomac, drew a countless amount of visitors who eagerly waited in a seemingly endless line to register for the stone, tile and flooring exhibition.
As an architect specifying materials, you consider how surfaces hold up and look their best for years to come, so the next time your client wants to build or remodel, they will think of you as the one to call.
In the past two years, Australia had its first reported fatality from silicosis. In response, the Australian government has been advocating for change and protection for fabricators. Silicosis is a form of occupational, non-reversible lung disease caused by inhalation of silica dust over a long period of time. Silica is a highly common, crystal-like mineral found in sand, rock, and quartz. It can have deadly consequences for people who work with stone, tile, concrete, glass, or other forms of rock.
Susan Van Etten is part of a fourth generation team that runs Chicago, IL-based Murphy Marble Co., a long-standing custom fabrication shop, as well as its sister company, Galloy & Van Etten, which is more than 120 years old
We can never talk too much about shop safety and the proper procedures that are necessary for handling slabs. Unfortunately, from time to time, we hear about a tragic fatality that most likely could have been prevented if more attention was paid to the handling process. Because safety should be considered with the upmost importance, Stone World makes it a focal point once a year. But for those working with slabs, safety should be a daily reminder.
Everyone likes to win, and most don’t enjoy failing. This becomes magnified in one’s professional life. People don’t show up to work each day and tell themselves, “I can’t wait to fail today.” Their struggle to find success may very likely be a consequence of working in a role that doesn’t fit their skillsets. I recently read a news publication claiming 72% of employed people are unhappy with their jobs. WOW! 72 out of 100 people are working in jobs they dislike. Why?
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Safety should always be at the forefront – whether in the fabrication shop or on the jobsite. Manufacturers continue to develop products that not only make handling slabs and other large stone pieces safer, but also help to increase production and installation efficiency.
Nicolai Diamant now offers sets with fewer tools needed. Even with less tools, this sequence provides quick results and high-quality edges. These sets consist of 4 diamonds + 1 polisher. First, the 4 diamond tools run at a higher speed to create a beautiful edge in a timely manner.
Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, we attach great importance to the health and safety of all guests attending Xiamen Stone Fair 2020. As such, based on the current situation for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus spread, the decision was made by the organizing committee that Xiamen Stone Fair 2020, originally scheduled on March 16-19 in Xiamen, will be postponed to June 6-9, 2020.
Stone Services Group (SSG) is proud to announce that it has partnered with StoneGrid, LLC to offer and implement its powerful business software, StoneApp. The partnership combines the marketing and sales strength of SSG with the preeminent enterprise resource planning software company. The strength of the partnership is elevated even higher as both companies come from and solely focus on the stone industry.