Up-to-the-minute reporting on the latest development in the stone industry.


2011 Italian Stone Exports Up Through May (Aug. 26)

CARRARA, Italy – Italian exports of granite and marble blocks/slabs from January-May show increases from 2010's volume. 

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Sept. 30 Utah Stone Education Set (Aug. 25)

HEBER CITY, Utah – Architects and designers should plan to get a bit rustic at the next all-day educational event offered here under the auspices of the Building Stone Institute (BSI) .

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DuPont Offers 15-Year Home Warranty for C’Top Stains (Aug. 17)

WILMINGTON, Del.DuPont is partnering with Protect Plus Surfaces LLC to introduce a new residential- and commercial-warranty plan for natural-stone countertops.

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Key Meeting Set on ANSI Natural-Stone Standard (Aug. 17)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The work of the Natural Stone Council (NSC) in developing an ANSI Dimensional Natural Stone Standard includes a crucial meeting here next week.

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Aug. 31 Deadline for MIA Migliore Award (Aug. 16)

CLEVELAND – Entries for three of this year’s Marble Institute of America awards are still being accepted, with the addition of some extra submission time.

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