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£600,000 fine for HAVS offences.

Another company where employees were not protected from vibration that led to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) has been prosecuted by HSE.


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.

Colour coded

Saw blades from Zambelis are now colour coded so it is easier to identify the one you need for the material you are using.

7 November 2019 | Equipment

Dimitri Zambelis, who gives his name to the machinery, tools and consumables supplier D Zambelis in Essex, used to work in the marble industry.

Big Issue vendor

David Willett's Big Issue vendor in magnesian limestone will be making its way on to York Minster - without the sunglasses and headphones.

1 November 2019 | Stone Projects

The Big Issue magazine and a depiction of one of the homeless people it helps support is making its way on to York Minster.


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

Monday 28th October 2019

The Health & Safety Executive has updated its guidance on hand-arm vibration and its vibration calculator spreadsheet.

Friday 25th October 2019

Lorenzo Palmeri's 'Gerico' hit the right note with the Icon judges in Verona.

Credit: Digitalmovie for Marmomac 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

With its quarry restoration programmes the minerals extraction industry makes a significant contribution to biodiversity in the UK, as these award-winning projects demonstrate. On the left is Aggregate Industries' Ripon City Quarry and on the right Tarmac's Broom Quarry.

Thursday 24th October 2019
Belgium Blue

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

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Modern Slavery

Arrests follow CITB raids on HS&E test centres. Staff are suspected of taking money for giving candidates, some illegal immigrants in modern slavery, the right answers to enable them to work on UK construction sites.

Monday 21st October 2019
Diamond tools

D Zambelis has started colour coding its blades to indicate their use. They are (left to right): Stellar, for natural quartzites and engineered quartz; Sapphire, for clean, single pass cutting of granite on saws with motors under 12hp the motor life; Platinum, an everyday blade for granite and engineered stone on saws above 12hp; Emerald, for marble and limestone; Rosso, for all synthetic sintered stones (Dekton, Lapitec, Neolith and the rest) and Porcelain. 

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A new website for trade in used machinery.

Tuesday 15th October 2019

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.

Tuesday 15th October 2019

For more information about the Stone Federation Interiors  & Surface Materials Group, email [email protected].

Tuesday 15th October 2019