Contents

Features


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Material Handling: Remnants

What stays and what goes? It's a wise hand in the shop that knows.(Hint: Size does make a difference.)

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Fabricator Focus

Can you run a stone shop like a restaurant? Edward La Puma at 77 Stone says it's all in the system.

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U.S. Hard-Surface Imports: Mid-Year 2021

When will the growth subside in natural stone, quartz surfaces and porcelain level off? Not in this year's first half.

Vol. 5, No. 1

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Departments

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Spall

Can anyone make a surface illegal in the name of workplace safety? Keep an eye on Australia..

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Capsule

A new feature highlighting current facts and figures influencing the U.S. hard-surface industry.

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News Highlights

Pokarna dedicates its new quartz-surface factory in India; two U.S. stone groups merge; India tariff appeal denied; and Stonehenge gives up its secret of longevity.

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Hard-Surfaces Cinema

Another look at industry favorites, including a maestro of the quarry and a solid salute to the services before Veterans Day..

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Perspectives

Industry activist and long-time fabricator Joey Marcella comments on today's quartz surfaces and quality.


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The Safe Shop

If you get something loose caught in a machine, prepare to lose it. Don't be the Four-Finger Frank.of the backshop.

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SFA: What's the Answer?

You can save an undermount disaster install with the conversion pictured above. It's one of the three conversations from the Stone Fabricators Alliance..

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10 Questions with ....

Fabio Cruz of the Brazilian Center for Dimension Stone Exporters (Centrorochas)

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Product Talk

Our regular guide to goods and services for the hard-surfaces industry.

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Workshelf

Stone Update Magazine offers audio versions of selected articles on one easy-to-access page.

The Directory

Find the solution you need for your business.

Agenda

The when and where of events and education for the industry.

Advertising Index

Contact Us

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On the cover: Courtesy 77 Stone