United States Dimensional Stone Statistics

Interpreted by Jeffrey Matthews of Trade International, Inc. From Data Supplied by the U.S. Department of Interiors Bureau of Mines Feb. 22, 1995 The Dimension Stone Imports Into the United States—Granite To simplify matters we can look at the totals of imports in the...

M.S.D.S. for United States

Originally Published in 1994 Material Safety Data Sheets, otherwise known as M.S.D.S., are now being required on stone. This is an environmental matter for which the United States is leading the way in workers safety. If a material has a potential health hazard then...

What to Consider When Writing a Purchase Order

Originally Published in 1994 Most companies have no format for purchasing stone. Considerations must be given by all companies to establish proper purchasing technics and order forms if they are to be successful and control the suppliers. All businesses require proper...

What is Quality in Dimensional Stone

Originally Published in 1994 For years the question of quality has always been an issue in the dimension stone industry. Is “quality” texture, color, ceramic, natural, defined, standardization, legal, or perceived? Many people ranging from architects to...

What to Expect From a Supplier

Published in Dimensional Stone Magazine, Sept. 1994, Page 80 Suppliers or fabricators are referred to sometimes as producers or factories who produce tile, slabs, cut to size, or other special works such as fireplace surrounds. These suppliers sometimes are...