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


Breton Installs Massive Solar-Power Grid at Factory (Feb. 15)

CASTELLO DI GODEGO, ItalyBreton s.p.a. recently went green in a big way – as in getting almost a third of its electrical needs via the sun.

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NSC Gets Funding Match

HOLLIS, N.H. – The stone industry will get a chance to double their donations to the Natural Stone Council (NSC) this year.

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NKBA: Granite Still Leads

MS_bathNorth American designers prefer granite in bathrooms, according to a recent study. However, quartz surfaces are picking up in demand, and marble -- yes, marble -- is falling off.

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MIA Offers Continuing Education for Landscape Architects (Feb. 10)

CLEVELAND – The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is expanding its continuing education program to include landscape architects.

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UL Acquires GREENGUARD

NORTHBROOK, Ill. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc. acquired Air Quality Sciences (AQS) and its GREENGUARD Environmental Institute in a deal announced yesterday. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

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