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Natural / Engineered Stone Company News

The latest news from the Stone Industry

West Ham finds The Only Way

Essex worktop company The Only Way is Granite is supporting West Ham at the London Stadium.

West Ham United has rock solid supporters in Essex worktop company The Only Way is Granite.The worktop company set up in Wickford, Essex, in 2015 by Nicholas Garwood and his uncle Gi Garwood has...
BAL offshore

BAL has moved its energy supply contract to offshore windfarm company Ørsted.

BAL, the Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, levellers and other ancillary tiling products, has signed an energy contract with Danish wind farmer Ørsted.Formed as DONG...
Yazmin

Albion's Stone Detailer, Yazmin Impson, is a role model for women in construction.

About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, the highest proportion since these records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in the construction industry...
 
Annette

Annette Godfrey with slabs of Ceralsio and CRL Quartz in her new role as European Marketing Manager for American company CR Laurence at its European headquarters near Manchester.

The UK arm of American company CR Laurence, which includes CRL Stone, has appointed Annette Godfrey as European Marketing Manager.The Americans moved into the UK in 2009 as a base for expansion into...

Julie Holmes with some of the Affordable Granite & Marble team on part of the company’s four acre site in Derbyshire.

Innovative worktop wholesaler and processor Affordable Granite & Marble in Derbyshire is being sold.The company was established by Mark Holmes after the sale of his family business, Stancliffe,...
Pavestone

Tom Parker is the new Chairman of Pavestone while Krystal Williams becomes Managing Director of the landscape division.

The board of hard landscaping group Pavestone has announced the appointment today (28 October) of Tom Parker as its new Group Chairman, replacing Peter Smythe, who is retiring after 17 years.Tom, the...
Belgium Blue

SigmaRoc is buying what is said to be the largest Belgium Blue limestone quarry.

AIM-quoted buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc has entered into a provisional share-purchase agreement to buy CDH Développement SA, the holding company of Carrières du Hainaut SCA and...
Silver Bed stone

Silver Bed limestone from the Lincoln Cathedral quarry.

Lincoln Cathedral has its own quarry supplying the stone used to maintain the cathedral. But within five years there will be no useable stone left in the quarry, so a new bed of rock needs to be...

Alan Hamilton and his son-in-law, Adam Main, in the company’s  offices, where detailed stone cutting schedules are drawn up from clients’ designs using Alphacam CAD/CAM software.

Cumbria Quarry Services, with three sandstone and two limestone quarries of its own and a major factory also processing block from other quarries, is ready to add sales both north into Scotland and...
Grupo Guidoni

Rayner Guidoni, Rafael Guidoni and Jose Antonio Guidoni at the opening of their second quartz plant in Europe.

One of the world’s largest stone companies, Brazilian Grupo Guidoni, which exports to more than 70 countries including the UK, has opened a second quartz line in Spain to make jumbo size slabs...
John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again. This time he took part in the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, said to be...
Yaz

Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.

 
About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in...
Lapitec

Sintered Lapitec, in all its uses, is now available for use with BIM software.

Lapitec has entered the world of BIM.From 1 October, Lapitec slabs, supplied in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, have been made available for BIM software....
TAB

Famous for its stone, now there is also TAB quartz.

Not just a natural stone supplier but a natural stone dreamer. That’s how TAB describes itself. Now it is also an engineered quartz dreamer.India is the largest single source of dimensional...
Indiana Limestone

One of Polycor's Indiana limestone quarries. It has now bought the Indiana limestone mining operation of Elliott Stone. 

Polycor Inc in Canada, which merged with Indiana Limestone (ILCO) this time last year having previously bought four of Rocamat's quarries in France (read more of that here), has now taken over...

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