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  VERONA, Italy Marmomac is heading to the cloud for its 2020 edition. This year’s show will take place online Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, or the same dates as the original show.   Restrictions on travel were a major consideration in the decision. The show draws almost two-thirds of its attendance from outside Italy. Learn more

  CHICAGOFiandre, part of the Iris Ceramica Group, announces the production of its first U.S.-made marble-look slabs from its factory in Crossville, Tenn. The new plant has a capacity of 100-million ft2. Learn more

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn.BB Industries (BBI) is the new name for Braxton-Bragg LLC. CEO Rick Stimac says the new name better reflects the growth and evolution of the company, which opened its doors to supply the stone industry in 1995. Learn more

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  ALMAZORA, SpainNeolith® announced that it achieved carbon-neutral status. In 2019 the brand recorded no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.   Among the steps the company took to achieve this designation include using electricity from 100% renewable energy sources and recycling 90% of its waste either through the company or with third party players. Fully 48% of Neolith’s slab weight is obtained from recycled materials. Learn more   HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The pandemic prompted the National Kitchen and Bath Association to issue a modified version of its 2020 Kitchen and Bath Market Outlook. The industry group acknowledges a double-digit drop in spending in 2020’s first half.   The news isn’t all bad, though. As of mid-April, 81% of kitchen and bath remodeling projects were postponed or canceled, but homeowners plan to reschedule 70% of those projects. Learn more