New Website, Newsletter Covers Stone Trade

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – For the latest in stone-industry news and trends, there’s a new source: Stone Update.

Launched by former Stone Business Editor Emerson Schwartzkopf, Stone Update continues the in-depth coverage of the trade he’s presented since 2002.

Stone Business always attracted plenty of attention in the industry,” Schwartzkopf says. “We offered great news and features, and people anticipated every issue. As Stone Business began closing its doors, I saw that it was time to open a new one – and it’s here with Stone Update.”

Stone Update continues the focus on the industry’s news, along with fabricator profiles and detailed reports on interesting projects using stone. It also continues the tradition of monthly Product Reviews, showcasing the latest goods and services for the trade.

Stone Update also tracks U.S. stone imports with monthly, semi-annual and annual reports, all offered with an exclusive analysis of market trends.200_SU_page_Nov3_11Click to see STONE UPDATE

The online service also includes The EDGE, a twice-a-month e-newsletter delivered to more than 8,000 industry members in North America. The e-newsletter offers quick access to the major articles and reports at Stone Update. (For a free subscription to The EDGE, go here.)

“I’ve been through the ups-and-downs with the industry,” Schwartzkopf adds, “and – even with the current conditions – I want to stay. I like the people. I like the products. And, with Stone Update, we can watch everything grow again.”

To see the Stone Update website, go here. For a sample of The EDGE, go here.

Schwartzkopf can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..