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Stone Federation calls on all levels of construction to pay their bills

Stone Federation calls on all levels of construction to pay their bills

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Stone Federation calls on all levels of construction to pay their bills Thursday 30th April 2020 Stone Federation Great Britain has written an open letter to the construction sector asking all tiers to pay their bills. Stone Federation says the construction industry should stand together to keep cash […]Read More

Italian Tile Manufacturers Resume Production, Following Strict Safety Regulations

Italian Tile Manufacturers Resume Production, Following Strict Safety Regulations

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) After resuming the shipment of finished products on April 3, Italian ceramic companies are now restarting production activities. This is an important step that allows companies to return to full-scale operation and recall employees, logistics operators and transporters while complying with applicable regulations.Read More

COVID-19 Economic Shock Will Cause Global Construction Output to Shrink by 1.4% in 2020

COVID-19 Economic Shock Will Cause Global Construction Output to Shrink by 1.4% in 2020

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) As a result of the severe economic shock caused by the lockdown measures imposed by governments around the world to contain the spread of COVID-19, global construction output is expected to contract by 1.4% in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.Read More

MAPEI leads the industry with over 255 Indoor Advantage Gold certifications

MAPEI leads the industry with over 255 Indoor Advantage Gold certifications

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) MAPEI is proud to announce that SCS Global Services has issued its Indoor Advantage Gold certification for indoor air quality for over 255 of MAPEI’s products (in the USA) for low VOC emissions in various categories including architectural coatings, sealants and adhesives.Read More

Construction workers among essential workers who can get Coronovirus testing, says government

Construction workers among essential workers who can get Coronovirus testing, says government

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Construction workers among essential workers who can get Coronovirus testing, says government Wednesday 29th April 2020 Onsite construction workers in England showing symptoms of Covid-19 are among the essential workers eligible for testing if they get symptoms of the disease. Government adds construction workers showing symptoms of Covid-19 […]Read More

Lapitec Academy: free online training sessions for fabricators

Lapitec Academy: free online training sessions for fabricators

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) The onset of Covid-19 has imposed a forced reorganisation of work practices all over the world, and although on the one hand the professionals have suffered a severe impact, on the other doors have opened onto new frontiers of communication and information.Read More

Report questions effectiveness of power tool dust extraction systems

Report questions effectiveness of power tool dust extraction systems

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) Report questions effectiveness of power tool dust extraction systems Tuesday 28th April 2020 A report by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has called into question the effectiveness of the dust extraction systems of power tools. It’s better with a vacuum extractor on the grinder but it can […]Read More

New 100% government-backed loans offer a lifeline to small businesses

New 100% government-backed loans offer a lifeline to small businesses

(Originally from Natural Stone Specialist - Stonespecialist.com) New 100% government-backed loans offer a lifeline to small businesses Tuesday 28th April 2020 The government has introduced a new 100% backed ‘bounce back’ loan scheme for smaller businesses. It is for loans of between £2,000 and £50,000. A new ‘bounce back’ loan scheme makes £2,000-£50,000 quickly available […]Read More

Coverings 2020 Product Gallery

Coverings 2020 Product Gallery

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Coverings 2020 was not able to be held in New Orleans, LA, this spring. The following is a sampling of the latest product introductions.Read More

The Natural Stone Institute offers webinar about the stone industry’s response to COVID-19

The Natural Stone Institute offers webinar about the stone industry’s response to COVID-19

(Originally from Stoneworld Magazine - Stoneworld.com) On Thursday, April 30, 2020 the Natural Stone Institute will host a webinar entitled “How the Stone Industry is Responding to COVID-19.” Moderated by Jim Hieb, CEO of the Natural Stone Institute, the panel will include: Scott Byers of Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations, Katie Jensen of Triton Stone Group […]Read More

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