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QUEBEC CITY – Polycor Inc. announces a 2025 carbon-neutral goal. Polycor is the first natural-stone quarrier to make a firm commitment to carbon neutrality ahead of the American Institute of Architects’ call to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Trade Representative is considering a 25% tariff on hard surfaces from Turkey in response digital-service taxes (DSTs) on online business. Targeted are some natural stone and most ceramic products.

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MEKANGUDA, India – Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (PESL) opens its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in late March. The new plant features more than 600,000 ft² and Bretonstone technology.

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CAMDEN, N.J. – A patent dispute on a quartz-surface design ended in April with Raphael Stone Collection Inc. withdrawing Calacatta Blois from the market. Cambria contends it's an unauthorized copy of its popular Brittanicca™.