limestone

Alabama Underground: The Transformation of Vetter Stone’s Alabama Quarry

by | Mar 22, 2021 | Educate

Thanks in part to labor laws, environmental laws, and unions, American quarries have gradually become less dangerous workplaces with better pay and benefits. The sense of appreciation and trust among the three managers is palpable, and it’s clear they feel a sense of satisfaction in their efforts to make the job better and safer for everyone.

TexaStone Quarries – A Sustainable Product from the Permian Basin

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Educate

TexaStone taps into 16 individual quarry pits to produce six different varieties of limestone. A 55,000 square-foot fabrication shop sits on the property, equipped with state-of-the art machinery.

Vetter Stone: A Bedrock Family Tradition

by | Dec 18, 2020 | Educate

Throughout the evolution of this American limestone company, two things have always been in plentiful supply at Vetter Stone: stone and Vetters. And both are here to stay.

Revitalizing a Century-Old Architectural Landmark

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Inspire

Given the significant extent of limestone spalling and deterioration of this landmark, a comprehensive rehabilitation program was prepared to restore the limestone as closely as possible to its original beauty and appearance,

Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its Oldest Building

by | Feb 28, 2020 | Inspire

The 17,400 square foot academic building features limestone cladding inside and out. It received a Pinnacle Award in the Commercial Exterior category, “an amazing transformation of a declining historic house into a vibrant modern jewel of an office building.”

Know Your Minerals

by | Aug 30, 2019 | Educate

Minerals are the components of all natural stones. The color of every natural stone, whether it’s jet black, glittery silver, or a kaleidoscope of Technicolor – comes from the individual minerals. Read more in this handy guide to the ingredients of your favorite natural stone.

Limestone – A Tropical Seabed Brings Us a Practical Stone

by | Jan 16, 2018 | Educate

Next time you come face-to-face with a limestone slab in a showroom, pause and indulge yourself with a little mental time travel to the prehistoric, balmy ocean that created this stone.

Striking Patterns: What Stripes Tell You about Your Stone

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Educate

Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.

Granite vs. Limestone & Travertine

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Limestone and travertine will etch when exposed to the acids and bases present in many cleaning products and common kitchen ingredients such as vinegar, bleach, citrus, and wine.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016 | Inspire

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

Native Dolomite Builds Sustainable Park Design

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspire

Native stone influenced the design of George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Arizona.