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PRESS RELEASE: Buechel Stone President and Owner Retires

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in For Members, Member Updates, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: Buechel Stone President and Owner Retires

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2017 Buechel Stone President and Owner Retires CHILTON, Wis.—Tim Buechel, president and owner of Buechel Stone Corp. in Chilton and Fond du Lac, retired Monday, Dec. 19. He formally announced his retirement at the company’s holiday party on Dec. 8. Tim has been affiliated with Buechel Stone his entire life. His parents, Francis and Alyce Buechel, founded the company in 1964 after converting their 125-acre farm into a quarry. In 1977, 22-year-old Tim and his brothers bought the business from their parents. To read more click...

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Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara SpA Companies Exhibiting at TISE

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in For Members, Member Updates, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara SpA Companies Exhibiting at TISE

Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara SpA Companies Exhibiting at TISE January 18 – 20, 2017 For years the MIA+BSI and the Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara SpA (IMM) have worked together. Most recently, we attended the Carrara Fair where IMM had sponsored the first‐ever “Best Use of Carrara Marble in North America.” The MIA+BSI also had booth at the Fair. Now, IMM is traveling is traveling to the U.S. with Six companies from the Carrara region who will be exhibiting in one booth at TISE (near the MIA+BSI booth). They have extended an invitation MIA+BSI members to schedule B2B...

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Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Great River Granite Company, DBA Weber Memorials, St. Cloud, MN, has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for temporary suspension of duties on “granite blocks and other building materials intended to be used as monumental or other building stones.” The issue appears to be that while stone geologically defined as granite enters the U.S. duty free, a tariff of 3% is imposed on stones commercially defined and legally sold as granite (basalt, gabbro, diorite, diabase, syenite, gneiss, etc.). To read more click...

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Juan Gallo

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in For Members, Member Updates, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Juan Gallo

November 16, 2016 Mr. Jim Hieb Marble Institute of America 380 E Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, USA Dear Jim: We regret to inform that my father, Juan Gallo, passed away yesterday, Tuesday, November 16, 2016. Dad was very proud to consider himself a third-generation marble man, and he loved all aspects of the business, especially taking on challenging jobs, visiting quarries and participating in marble fairs and expositions. About the marbles fairs he particularly enjoyed sharing experiences with fellow “marmisti” and learning about new stones, new technologies, new tools, new techniques. My...

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Northern Stone Supply Inc. Receives Double Platinum Sustainability Certification

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in For Members, Member Updates, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Northern Stone Supply Inc. Receives Double Platinum Sustainability Certification

Eric Osterhout                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/3/16 Northern Stone Supply, Inc. 208-862-3353 eric@northernstonesupply.com Northern Stone Supply Inc. Receives Double Platinum Sustainability Certification Natural stone company proves sustainability through the NSC’s new audited standard. OAKLEY, ID: In September 2016, Northern Stone Supply Inc., a natural stone wholesale company producing quartzite and granite building stone products, received platinum certification for both its quarrying and fabrication operations – the...

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Silica Litigation Filed in US Court of Appeals in DC Circuit

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in For Members, Member Updates, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Silica Litigation Filed in US Court of Appeals in DC Circuit

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) announced that on September 9th, a Joint Motion to Govern Further Proceedings was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The motion includes a proposed briefing format and schedule for the consolidated cases.  Please note that at this point all the challenges to the final OSHA silica rule have been consolidated to one circuit. The D.C. Circuit was chosen at random. The CISC is waiting to see if the court accepts this briefing schedule. The panel of judges has not been selected for the case. As you are reviewing the...

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