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  QUEBEC CITY – North America’s largest stone quarrier and supplier, Polycor Inc., expands its portfolio of natural-stone products with the purchase of North Carolina Granite Corporation (NCGC). Founded in 1889, Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Quartz surfaces manufacturer Caesarstone acquired U.S. stone supplier Omicron Granite & Tile in a deal valued at $27 million. Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Omicron owns and operates 17 showrooms and indoor warehouses across the Southeast and Ohio Valley regions.

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  WASHINGTON – Vietnam is a currency manipulator and potential harm to U.S. commerce, according to outgoing United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, but there’s no penalty on Vietnamese goods, yet. The U.S. is the largest market for Vietnamese goods

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SEOUL, South Korea – Lotte Chemical began operating a third production line in January at its Belenco quartz-surfaces plant in Turkey, bringing the plant’s three lines to a total capacity of 350,000 slabs. The Belenco plant is located near Manisa, Turkey.