At some point, everyone in the stone business has found themselves looking at a beautiful slab in their shop and wondering where it could have come from and how it ended up there. The general areas of the world are easy: Brazil, Italy, China or India supply most of the stone that we work with. The real fun starts when you dig a bit deeper.
World Wide Stone Corporation has changed its name to Durango Stone LLC, its brand recognition for the past 30 years. And along with its new name, the company is also experiencing other adjustments, including expansion, which will further strengthen its place in the global stone industry.
A two-day trip through the countryside of Indiana led to meeting many dedicated people in the stone industry who are devoted to the harvesting, cutting, carving and restoring of Indiana limestone, which has been used for many historic projects for centuries
Recently, Stone World had the opportunity to tour this region, which remains a viable source of limestone. The quarries and mills that we visited were busy with activity – many working on multiple projects, including some high-profile ones.
One year after building their own fireplace, Jeff and Candy commissioned their first fireplace using for the first time the Freshwater Stone name. In 1988, Freshwater Stone moved its offices from Jeff and Candy’s home in Ellsworth to its current location in Orland, ME.
Always on the leading edge, Cereser Marmi S.p.A. has continuously invested in research and development, as well as technology, to offer its customers unique high-quality stone products. Based in Verona, Italy, the international stone supplier has been serving the stone industry for more than 50 years.
In tune with market demand, Polarstone now produces thin quartz surfacing with improvement in strength and durability
November 15, 2018
Polarstone has been developing a new generation of aesthetics with improved key performance properties and increased design possibilities. For several years the Polarstone product and manufacturing teams have been working on creating a superior quartz surfacing material capable of new application possibilities.
Coldspring acquired StoneLite natural stone panels and through its expertise has grown Stone Panels
October 11, 2018
Two years ago, Coldspring recognized an opportunity to acquire a business for producing StoneLite natural stone panels, and through its expertise and investment it is experiencing growing success with Stone Panels International LLC in Marble Falls, TX.
A dozen industry professionals joined the Natural Stone Institute for an interactive tour of various Brazilian stone manufacturers before attending the 45th edition of the Vitória Stone Fair/Marmo+Mac Latin America
For the last few years, the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) has been hosting groups of industry professionals to various countries around the world — including Brazil, China, Italy and Turkey — as part of its efforts to promote the use of natural stone in design.
For the past eight years, the Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA) takes a group of fabricators from North America, many of which have never traveled once outside the country, and brings them to Italy to learn about machinery, tooling and different types of stone.