SECUNDERABAD, India – Pokarna Engineered Stone Ltd. dedicated its new state-of-the-art quartz-surface manufacturing plant at the end of July. K.T. Rama Rao, a minister for the Indian state of Telangana was on hand to inaugurate the facility in a formal ceremony that was also attended by other state ministers, Pokarna officials and others. The new facility started operating March 24. Utilizing Bretonstone technology, the plant covers 160,000 m² and can turn out up to 15 million ft² of engineered stone annually.
MILAN, Italy – Verona-based Italian stone supplier Antolini Luigi & C. S.p.a., announces the opening of its first Antolini Stoneroom in the center of Milan. Created in conjunction with designer Alessandro La Spada, the stoneroom features 600 m2 of display space showing more than 1,300 natural materials available in and in-stock. The stoneroom will also host more than 5,000 samples including stones from the company’s top collections and displayed as wall facings, surfaces and floors, islands, and furniture.